*solved* Strange (CPU?) noise

PC starts making a loud whining noise which appears to be coming from the CPU

  • Turning off speakers and/or monitor doens’t help
  • Noise also happens when running on internal graphics
  • Noise changes pitch when switching tabs in the menu
  • Happens only with Homeworld Remastered; Does not occur with other games or GPU / CPU stress tests

solved: turning off ‘enhanced’ for the UI effects appears to have solved this. No idea what could be causing it though

Search for “GPU coil whine”. I know you said this game is the only one affected but it’s quite common for this to show up in some games and not in a lot of others. Good suppliers and manufacturers will normally swap out GPUs with this problem under warranty.