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by sw
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Can people recommend me a laptop with consistent fan noise?
Replies: 6
Views: 5133

Can people recommend me a laptop with consistent fan noise?

By "consistent" I mean a fan that stays on the whole time at the same level and doesn't go up and down or switch on and off all of the time, like a desktop PSU fan. Or a laptop with which you can use a programme to set its fans to a constant level and still use it without major slow down? Basically,...
by sw
Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noisy LCD Monitors (high-pitched backlight whining)
Replies: 17
Views: 12307

Does anyone on here know of a silent LCD monitor (i.e. one that doesn't buzz when its brightness is reduced)? I started a thread in another section of this forum, but no one could give me a satisfactory answer. I have bought several new monitors to try and find one, but they all buzz except an old D...
by sw
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: LCD monitor buzzing when brightness reduced
Replies: 31
Views: 41083

Does anyone know if LED monitors suffer the same buzzing problem as normal LCDs?
by sw
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: LCD monitor buzzing when brightness reduced
Replies: 31
Views: 41083

Can you confirm that the Fujitsu one doesn't buzz at all, even when you put your ear to the back and lower its brightness in a quiet room? I ask because I might try and buy one if you can certify that it doesn't buzz at all. Thanks. The Fujitsu I have doesn't buzz at all. Really, not at all. I don'...
by sw
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: LCD monitor buzzing when brightness reduced
Replies: 31
Views: 41083

I have two 22" monitors, a Samsung Syncmaster 226 BW and a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleoview L22-w. The Samsung hums at less than 100% brightness. The Fujitsu doesn't hum at all but doesn't have as sharp a picture as the Samsung. Jon Hi Can you confirm that the Fujitsu one doesn't buzz at all, even when y...
by sw
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: LCD monitor buzzing when brightness reduced
Replies: 31
Views: 41083

sw you're not alone. I have a 21" Gateway FPD2185W. It emits a whine with the brightness anywhere below 90. It's a common problem with this model. It can't be heard over normal daytime noise but is clearly audible from 3 feet in a quiet room. If you have an Nvidia card you can try using the Nvidia ...
by sw
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: LCD monitor buzzing when brightness reduced
Replies: 31
Views: 41083

Just a theory, but I would think that LED backlit monitors would have the best chance of being silent. That said, I've actually never heard of anyone with audible buzzing from LCD monitors, and certainly none that are as loud as you suggest. Have you tried running the same monitors on a different c...
by sw
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: LCD monitor buzzing when brightness reduced
Replies: 31
Views: 41083

I bought a new monitor, an LG W1942S, but it has the same problem, only even worse. It whines horribly when its brightness is lowered beneath 100, and it's even louder than my Acer. I shall be returning it. I have tried lowering the brightness and gamma on my graphics card while using the Acer and t...
by sw
Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: LCD monitor buzzing when brightness reduced
Replies: 31
Views: 41083

Thanks for the replies. I read in another post somewhere that the dimming in an LCD monitor uses the same principle as that of a dimmer switch. Do some LCDs use a different way to dim the picture, then? Is it a difference between old and new models? Would other people please tell me if their LCD scr...
by sw
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: LCD monitor buzzing when brightness reduced
Replies: 31
Views: 41083

LCD monitor buzzing when brightness reduced

My monitor, an Acer AL1716, emits a quiet buzzing noise when I set its brightness below 78. I have done lots of searching online, and I have found a few people experiencing a similar problem with different monitors across various brands (e.g. Samsung, BenQ, Westinghouse). Is this something that ALL ...