Distinct noise from laptop on animations: HDD or CPU/GPU coil whine?


#1

Since I bought a new laptop with HDD and i7-8550U I started noticing high-pitched noises on every animation in the game. Anyone else noticed this? Could it be that SDL or Cata read tiles file on every animation? I hope not. I’ll try launching it from SSD later.


#2

I was briefly playing Cataclysm on my girlfriend’s laptop recently and I noticed it making sounds similar to those you describe.


#3

Can you please tell what CPU it has and whether it has HDD or SSD? Mine is Dell Vostro 5471


#4

Dont remember the specs but I’ll ask her about it and post them when I know.


#5

No SSD, I imagine the sound was the HDD