TONE() interferences at 1MHz clock (8MHz/DIV8)

Hi all I've made a device that in some situations have to produce a "beep" on a piezo buzzer. Buzzer is connected to I/O 4 (pin 6 of an ATMEGA328P, PD4/T0). At a first time I was using the classic Arduino XTAL clock at 16MHz with no problems. When all was working, I began optimizing. I wanted to lower energy consumption, then I worked to lower clock frequency. To do that, I modified boards.txt adding a "Arduino uno 1MHz (ATmega328)" entry:

uno1MHz.name=Arduino uno 1MHz (ATmega328) uno1MHz.upload.protocol=arduino uno1MHz.upload.maximum_size=32256 uno1MHz.upload.speed=9600 uno1MHz.bootloader.low_fuses=0x62 uno1MHz.bootloader.high_fuses=0xd9 uno1MHz.bootloader.extended_fuses=0xfd uno1MHz.bootloader.path=optiboot uno1MHz.bootloader.file=optiboot_atmega328.hex uno1MHz.bootloader.unlock_bits=0x3F uno1MHz.bootloader.lock_bits=0x0F uno1MHz.build.mcu=atmega328p uno1MHz.build.f_cpu=1000000L uno1MHz.build.core=arduino uno1MHz.build.variant=standard

Writing the bootloader I've set the fuses, then I loaded the code.

Now it's clocked by the internal RC oscillator divided by 8. All seemed OK, except for delayMicroseconds(100). I solved that using a delay(.12) that gives a 100uS delay (we know that RC clock have a large tolerance).

There is a little problem: now the 1 second "beep" is affected by a periodic noise, a "cri-cri-cri-cri" about every 400mS for a 1kHz tone. What does it come from? Interrupts?... Why it doesn't happen with a 16MHz clock? How works tone()?

Thanks for your help. Gianluca

Edit: it depends on the tone frequency. It is the same on I/O 6 or I/O 12. The noise doesn't occour every time with the same delay relative to the tone start: it has its own timing.

Test code:

int a=12; void setup() { pinMode (a, OUTPUT); } void loop() { tone(a, 1000); delay (2000); noTone(a); delay (1000); }