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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

My computer is about 8 months old and I notice there's a clicking sound. The best way I can describe the sound is, its like the power down sound when your computer turns off. I'm using a Corsiar 750w PSU and my computer only uses like 350w at most. My HDD is a seagate 1 TB. I does happen here and there when i'm doing little things but happens more often when i play games. But I'm not 100% sure, usually when I'm not gaming I'm more focused on what I'm doing and I may not notice. I've done a disk check and no errors were found. is this sound normal?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

Try downloading Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.
. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot
. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard
. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.

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#3 CalusBlade

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/YxG1X34Xivz1PJtLkW5PxJH

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:09 AM

Don't see much problem from the speccy report aside from Windows Defender(out dated) enabled and some Virtual emulation drives installed. Could it be a Windows system sound or a USB device unplugging sound?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:41 AM

This random clicking sound could be a sign of the hard drive failing. I'd suggest for you to download Seagate Seatools which would determine to see if the drive is bad.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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#6 CalusBlade

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

Don't see much problem from the speccy report aside from Windows Defender(out dated) enabled and some Virtual emulation drives installed. Could it be a Windows system sound or a USB device unplugging sound?


Does it still make that sound even when its not plugged in?



tested the hard drive and it passed.

Edited by CalusBlade, 20 November 2012 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:14 PM

Does it make the clicking noise when you copy large files over to the drive?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

nope. Mostly happens when I play games but sometimes happens when I'm not doing anything crazy. It pretty much sounds like a power down sound with a click maybe you can even call it a tck sound.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

Hmm this is more looking like a mechanical hard drive failure. Could you record the sound when it happens?

Edited by killerx525, 21 November 2012 - 09:33 AM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:09 AM

I'd have to back Killer on this one, not alot of things that can make clicking noises. Maybe an ubstrustion in the fan?

I have seen the bay covers vibrate on the front of the tower... that makes a menacing sound but if you hold down on the cover the vibration stops and thus it is silent....

If you think it is the drive clicking, make sure that it isn't just loose in the rack and slamming around in the case maybe?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

it could be the fan actually speeding up and slowing down but I'm not sure. When it starts making the nosie, I'll see if i could record it.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Another way is to physically take the drive out of the case and see if the actual noise is coming from the hard drive itself.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

I'm pretty sure its not the hard drive. I can't record the sound but the clicking sound is 1 time but never in a row. I think I can explain the sound a little better. When your computer turns off, it makes a click then powers down. That's sound is pretty much the sound my computer makes.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

Sounds more like a Windows System Sound or something in relation with Virtual software or drive with playing games...

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

Sounds more like a Windows System Sound or something in relation with Virtual software or drive with playing games...


doesn't come form the speakers, it comes form the hardware

edit: ok i think its the fan now



^ when the fan stops, it kinda makes that sound. . .

Edited by CalusBlade, 25 November 2012 - 01:00 PM.





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