Re: AC'97...The problem remains...

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On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 07:15:23PM -0300, Adriano Rodrigo Guerreiro Laranjeira wrote:
> Hello, people!
> I need a help about this problem, I really don't know resolve it.
> I use a Athlon with Asus K7M with a Via Chipset with a onboard sound
> AC'97 (VIA82C686A), with RedHat 9.
> The sndconfig works ok, it's play de sample sound but all the time wich the 
> sound is up, I hear a small siren in background. All sounds be played, 
> MIDI, musics, etc., but... with this siren in background.
> If help: I have this problem since RH6...
> Well...I will thankfull for any help.
> -- 
> Adriano R G Laranjeira
> São Bernardo do Campo
> São Paulo - Brasil
> (5511) 9965-3580
> adrianoguerreiro@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> blackmorejr@xxxxxxxxxxx

Is this siren a high-low alternating pitch siren?  Are you sure it's
coming from your speakers or is it coming from the speaker in the
case?  If the latter, that may be an alarm that your CPU fan speed is
slow.  Go into the BIOS and check the monitors/alarms.  If CPU fan is
running less than (IIRC) 4000 RPM, that's the problem.

You can either replace it, or if you are handy, you can take it apart
and service it.  Remove the sticker over the bearing seal on the
stationary part of the fan, and remove the (probably) rubber bearing
seal.  Then either give it a short shot of Teflon lube or a drop of
light machine oil.  Then reassemble, install, and fire it up.  Check
the BIOS monitors to see a better fan speed.

But maybe I'm wrong.  I, too, have an Asus K7M and have been down this
road a few times.

Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
Is a book on voyeurism a peeping tome?

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