D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 6:19 PM

So tonight I picked up a new laptop: an HP Pavillion dv9000! Great machine...I love pretty much everything about it. Except the whine.

Oh the whine! How annoying! It just sits there and this high pitched whining emits from right under the keyboard. I tried to ignore it, but I couldn't...it just got way too annoying, as if some leprachaun was slowly sawing away on my auditory nerves using dental floss coated in shards of glass. But I digress...

I turned to the internet and found, to both my joy and dismay, that I'm not alone in this. Apparantly, this is an issue not with HP per-se, or Dell, or any of the other pc maker...no the culprit in this is the Intel Core 2 Duo processor and its ability to handle switching between power modes.

Core 2 Duos have the ability to go from high power mode (plugged in) to low power mode (battery). In addition, when you use your laptop in non-processor intensive situations, your CPU is smart enough to realize that it needs to throttle down since you don't really need it flexing all its muscles in tanned, sunblock-soacked perfection.*

For whatever reason, this is what causes the high pitch squeel. But fear not! HP has a solution that it posted here on its support page. Obviously the solution is simple: disable the feature.

I kid you not...and you know what? It worked!

That's right, following HP's directions, going into the BIOS, and disabling the C4 or whatever it was called, actually stopped the high pitch whirling noise from emitting. That's great you would think...but why does it sound like my fans are going 100% of the time...and my laptop seems to be a bit hotter than it was before...

I guess my real concern is about whether turning off that feature will cause long-term damage down the road because teh CPU is running at a stronger rate all the time than it needs to.

The other concern is that this doesn't seem to be an HP thing like I mentioend, but a Core 2 Duo thing. Shouldn't this be addressed in some form of design alteration for future laptops, and potentially a recall for the existing machines out there?

So for now, I'm going to enjoy my laptop (which kicks ass btw), and evaluate it by the end of the week and see if its going back or not...I'm thinking not, but we'll see.

D

 *Note: That's what I gathered from reading the forum posts anyway...don't take that as gospel, research it for yourself...but I think I'm pretty bang on.




Feedback

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Hey D'Arcy. EXCELLENT choice with the laptop. I have the same model only I chose the AMD Dual Core instead (there's been no whine with the AMD, must be an Intel thing). It's been great so far, I use it almost every day. 6/13/2007 5:27 AM | Shaneo

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Hey,

I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 with a Core Solo, and it has the same issue. When I first purchased it I thought it was a defective unit, and exchanged it for a second one. Unfortunately the second laptop produced that same high pitched sound when the CPU was idle. 6/13/2007 3:53 PM | Jason Whitehorn

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Were you able to do a similar workaround to get rid of the squeel?

That sucks that this affects the Core Solo chips as well.
:(

D 6/13/2007 4:10 PM | D'Arcy from Winnipeg

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

I believe this is actually a power supply issue (or more precisely, the power regulation circuitry that feeds the CPU). Lots of electronics generate capacitance whines when rapidly switching states; it's just fairly new to computer CPUs.

Some of Apple's older tower systems have this problem, and my own dual G4 does it ever since I forced the idle-lowpower mode on to keep heat down (Apple doesn't officially support it on this machine).

Unfortunately you're pretty much stuck until the electrical engineering guys redesign your motherboard :( 6/14/2007 12:27 AM | Trevor Talbot

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

haa haa the same sound comes in my new sony vaio fz notebook too (this is my 2nd notebook after hp dv6000t and returning it for the same reason. Sony says that's is the design spec of the notebook. congrats sony! 6/21/2007 7:28 AM | Rajesh

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Thank you for this information. My kids thought I was just "whining" They said I was crazy, but it was the keyboard whine that was maddening. I four times utilized the HP support within three weeks of getting my notebook dv6000. The support folks twice updated some driver software, also once they had me hold down the on/off button for thirty seconds. They said that destaticized the motherboard. Another time they mailed me a new hard drive. Then they had me send the PC back to them, whereby they claimed to have fixed the problem by replacing the DVD/CD drive. Of course none of this fixed the problem. I found this posting on my own and imolemented the fix as detailed on the HP site and yahoo, the whine is gone. 7/17/2007 5:30 AM | paul krolowitz

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

My daughter's machine had this problem so she looked it up on forums and found a solution which we used. It is called RMClock (RightMark Software). It is "freeware" I think. It is processor controller which can throttle back the power states or it can run a sort of loopback routine when the processor is idle. It also allows you to control the number of power states rather than turning them off like HP wants to do. That is a brute force method. So you can save on power usage too. And it gets rid of the whine in the process and seems fully customizable but read the notes to understand. Go to cpu.rightmark.org/ 7/26/2007 1:46 PM | Pierre

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

I have the Dell Inspiron E1405 with the T5500 Core 2 Duo. I have the same problem. I've also utilized the Dell tech support, via phone, chat, and the mail-in repair service. I've replaced the Hard Drive, found that it was not the cause of the sound. The repair technician at the Dell repair depot replaced the system board and fan, the sound is still there. Apparently, the technician must not have heard it when he signed off on my notebook saying the problem was fixed. (I should note that Dell normally tells you to remove the hard drive before sending in the notebook, but in my case, I was told to leave the hard drive in. It has both XP and Vista installed on it and the noise can be heard in both.) Unfortunately I am leaving the country on a trip for a few months and by the time I get back to the US, it'll be after the warranty expired, otherwise I'd keep sending in the notebook to Dell until they fix the issue.

7/28/2007 5:04 AM | Pratom

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

I have the same issue with my Packard Bell laptop with a Intel Core 2 Duo cpu.
Is there workaround ?
Regards 8/20/2007 7:07 AM | Nickyt

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

does anyone read these things? there are 2 fixes posted, including the 1st post... sigh. 9/13/2007 11:04 PM | xian

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

..... its the whine of all those people that had Intel 915 graphics and no wddm driver lol!! 12/31/2007 10:00 AM | Intel 915GMS

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

not that keen.thanks 3/3/2008 8:35 AM | chauffeur hire cheltenham

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

It is really annoying.. I can not imagine paying tons of money and getting something whining... Good Luck 3/12/2008 9:38 PM | Troy@7SEO

# erotik videolar

thanx man 3/21/2008 6:25 PM | seks

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

I guess nobody read these things ever? there are 2 fixes posted, including the 1st post! 4/4/2008 3:47 AM | 稅務貸款

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

thank you.. 4/9/2008 7:02 PM | クレジットカード

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

guess nobody read these things ever? there are 2 fixes posted, including the 1st post! 4/20/2008 3:33 PM | tufad

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Thankssss for article siyah 4/30/2008 7:56 PM | siyah

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Never had problems with my core 2 duo though I had the same noisy problem with dual core processors. 5/1/2008 10:51 AM | LG Scarlet

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

oyun imdir 5/1/2008 11:30 AM | oyun indir

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

So, did you return it? Seems to be an issue with HP Laptops. 5/4/2008 10:45 AM | Gadgets on Iron Man

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

hi very good
thanks

http://www.umutdolu.com 5/7/2008 7:04 PM | umutdolu.com

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Hi, I would like to invite you into my site and see what you think and if you like

what yousee maybe we can be....
5/9/2008 3:43 PM | Miami Real estate

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

thankss you very good. 5/10/2008 9:01 AM | sohbet odaları

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

thank you 5/23/2008 7:53 AM | uTorrent

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Thanks for the link! Let's see it in action here...

Rock
5/31/2008 6:22 PM | Rock

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Thanks for the link! Let's see it in action here... 6/1/2008 6:21 PM | murat

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Cep Telefonu Temalar - Programlar -Müzik Notaları-Program - Şarkı Sözleri - Counter-Strike - Ödev - Komik - Kültür-haber-spor-magazin-finans-ekonomi-saglik-ask-evlilik-güzellik-moda-burc-hayvanlar-tarih-edebiyat-sinema-fan-oyunlar-muhabbet-oyun-enterasan olaylar-itiraf-komik yazılar-komik resimler-komikler-şiirler-flashlar-güvenlik-bilgisayar.acikogretim

www.forumsis.org
thanks...…
6/1/2008 6:26 PM | forumsis

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

thank you :) 6/22/2008 3:05 PM | video izle

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Have a better fan 7/13/2008 1:54 AM | Jebs House

# izmir evden eve

thanks you. 8/5/2008 7:02 AM | görkem

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

thank you for sharing 8/13/2008 6:48 AM | foklift

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

thank you for sharing 8/15/2008 6:22 AM | izmir evden eve

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

thanks for sharing.. 9/12/2008 9:09 AM | izmir matbaa

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

thnx for sharing.. 9/26/2008 5:19 AM | izmir evden eve

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

It is really annoying.. I can not imagine paying tons of money and getting something whining... 3/1/2009 9:50 AM | prefabrik yapı

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

good very good,thanks... 7/23/2009 10:34 AM | yat kiralama

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Thanks you admin. I think the most beautiful things in front of american Obama sohbet odaları - sohbet america should not miss this chance.ONE TOU. iS YOUR NAME. 9/3/2009 4:06 PM | tanitanis

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

thanks you.. 9/25/2009 5:55 AM | telefon dinleme

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Buy cabin from 2004 until the sector is in our company every day to duşakabin a little more growth in the service of our valuable customers with the brand duşakabin and today came to a cleaner and respectful to serve a mission for ourselves the television knew 9/30/2009 9:21 AM | duşakabin

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Thank. You. Wow, the whining was making me CRAZY! After three unsuccessful HP online Support attempts, they wanted me to send my laptop in. This solved my whining issue... well, the laptop one, at least. =) 10/1/2009 3:29 PM | EP in San Diego

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

thnx for sharing 5/11/2010 3:10 PM | check up

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

thank youu 6/9/2010 6:37 AM | serotonin

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

a very successful site. Also very revealing article. Thanks to the contributors.

6/21/2010 8:13 AM | tup bebek

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Thnaks you posted 7/7/2010 12:52 PM | turkchat

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

pls look muhabbet
sohbet thanx for admın very good ınformatıons 7/28/2010 5:35 PM | Junq

# sohbet




Nowadays, you cannot find a man or woman who sohbet does not want to be unique. Nowadays, watches have become an object of attention. Many people now want to change their appearance by a good looking watch, but not many of these people can afford to buy one. That is where replica watches come in as they are so affordable.
The best way to muhabbet show off uniqueness and exquisite style to friends 8/3/2010 7:37 PM | berkant

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

hi excellent blog.actually I read all your articles from weary and your writing very attractive waiting to continue thanks 10/9/2010 5:07 PM | Sohbet et

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Prefabricated homes a better life and better Karmod alanaları to create a future work.
http://www.karmod.eu
1/6/2011 12:23 AM | conteiners

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!


thank you for sharing
was a great article. 1/29/2011 3:16 AM | fotokopi makinası

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Thanks yOu Admin. 8/5/2011 8:51 AM | Sevgi Sohbet

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

host
hosting
vps
isim tescil
domain tescil
streaming hosting
server
reklam
8/22/2011 6:12 AM | İstanbulhost

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!


Branda
Brandacı
Şeffafbranda
çadır
branda fiyatları
branda çeşitleri


9/21/2011 7:41 AM | favori branda

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Branda
Brandacı
Şeffafbranda
çadır
branda fiyatları
branda çeşitleri


9/28/2011 1:42 AM | Branda cadır fiyatları

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

IP Tv
Tv Hosting
Data Warehouse
Dedicated Server
Sosyal Medya
Reklam
Google Reklam
10/1/2011 3:04 AM | İstanbulhost

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Branda
brandacı
branda kumaş
branda çeşitleri
branda tente 10/13/2011 7:01 AM | favori branda

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Great resource! Thanks so much for sharing your useful information. I just started in this and I am getting to know it better! Cheers, keep up the good work! 10/21/2011 12:24 PM | sohbetchat

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

oyun
oyunlar
internette oyun
kırmızı top
bela baloncuklar
deal or no deal
heliporter
picoschool
meyve sebze yetiştir
kılıç kalkan 2
bahçıvanlık
9 top
Letter love
Bugs bunny havuç topla
1e 1 maç
Mükemmel anne
Gerçek yarış
11/2/2011 10:35 AM | Bizim oyunlar

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Thank you, this article has helped me to understand something very important. Great! 11/17/2011 3:51 PM | boyaci ustasi

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

tv kumandaları
Akıllı kumandalar
DVD-VCD kumandaları
Garaj Kumandaları
LCD Kumandaları
RC serisi
Uydu kumandaları
Yüklenebilir kumandalar
ZAPP serisi
11/25/2011 7:09 AM | Kumandalar

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

And so good page thnaks admin for nice text. 12/21/2011 8:42 AM | gogus kucultme

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

LightSwitch ha obiettivi diversi e per quanto avere componenti di reportistica integrati fosse auspicabile e gradito, se non altro si ha la possibilità di utilizzare i componenti esterni che soddisfano le nostre esigenze in modo effettivo e non approssimato. 1/25/2012 7:26 AM | tabelacı

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!

Comments made ??about the issues impressed me. I like your site. 2/28/2012 4:15 AM | fuesacekimi

# re: I have to do what to stop my Core 2 Duo from whining?!


All-touch kys, open the issue luminescence blue light. Like shown, from top to bottom, per flame-shaped icon button often is the essential oil heating function, and other playback is going to be paused, up and down the key to open the bottom of some of the IR remote individual port.
3/7/2012 9:37 PM | Dre Beats

# karabük haber

very nice https://www.karabukbizhaber.com/ 6/20/2017 6:08 AM | karabukhaber

Post a comment