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alanallos 11-21-2009 02:23 PM

Annoying buzzing sound
I was using version Marine Aquarium 2.6 for Mac OS for several years and it worked fine. Just updated to version 3 - and I get an annoying buzzing sound when the screen saver is activated. Bubbles not selected as I prefer it quiet! This is the same problem on a PB and an iMac running Mac OS 10.6.2

If this is not solved then it is too annoying for me to use - please fix it.


feldon34 11-21-2009 03:01 PM

Welcome to the forums! I've moved your post to the Mac section.

For now, can you disable all sound from MA3?

Michael Babin 11-21-2009 11:10 PM

In the Sound panel in the preferences, do you have Bubbles and iTunes both off? If you do, we shouldn't be trying to play any sound. Do you gave the frame rate limited (Settings panel)? If not, could the buzzing sound be from the fans on your system?

alanallos 11-22-2009 02:05 PM

Annoying buzzing sound

Thanks for re-directing this to the correct thread.

In my settings I have all sounds (both bubbles and iTunes off) frame rate settings also off.

The noise is far louder when I use open the MA3 as a programme rather than as a screen saver. The strange thing is that as soon as I click on MA3 - to change any of the preferences - the buzzing stops immediately! This applies to both MB and iMac. It is a s though there is some 'feedback loop' somewhere - but, I have no idea how or where!

Is there anything else I can try??????


JimO'Connor 12-14-2009 07:58 PM

Hi Alanallos,

Turn the limit frame rate setting ON. Set it to 30 fps or something sensible.

We may need to get a system profiler report from you as this is (so far) unique.


alanallos 12-21-2009 10:04 AM

Limiting Frame rate
Hi Jim

Thanks. I have only just seen your suggestion. I have done this - and it has worked! Buzzing now very much fainter. Still just audible - but not annoying. Thanks.

What do you require re system profile? Are these the details you need?

My two Macs are running Snow Leopard 10.6.2

I have an iMac G5

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac8,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: IM81.00C1.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.30f1
Serial Number (system): VM819AES0KM
Hardware UUID: EDF6F066-883F-5EE8-BD8A-CCD64CAE0676

and a PowerBook Pro

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro3,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP31.0070.B07
SMC Version (system): 1.18f5
Serial Number (system): W873226AXA9
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-001B63999CE2
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled



JimO'Connor 12-21-2009 04:06 PM

Thanks, Alan.

I don't have access to either of those, but we'll look into it.

Michael Babin 12-21-2009 06:39 PM

Can you describe the hardware set-up and sound output preferences for your system(s)? Anything different than playing sound through the internal speakers? Shouldn't make a difference in functionality, but any difference might help us reproduce and track down the problem.

Michael Babin 12-21-2009 06:45 PM

Also, a system profile would be helpful. To generate one, select the About This Mac menu item under the Apple menu, and click on the More Info... button to launch System Profiler. Choose File > Save..., and save the file to a known location. Compress/zip the file and e-mail it to me (mbabinATorderndevDOTcom, substitute @ for AT and . for DOT).

AKcrab 12-21-2009 11:26 PM

Pretty sure I have one of each of his systems I can test on. I'll report back tomorrow.

alanallos 12-22-2009 08:15 AM

Hi Michael, I am using Yamaha Powered Multimedia speakers YST MS50 - connected to built-in, sound out. They are old - but still sound fine with my iTunes! Will send the profiles via email. Thanks Alan

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