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Repeated clicking noise before BIOS

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#1 Guest_JesusRamirez44_*


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:56 PM

System Specs:
1Gb ddr2 micron tech ram
Amd radeon hd 5450
Diablotek DA 300w psu
500Gb Western Digital Caviar blue
Amd athlon x2 Dual core processor 5000+

This is an issue that started when i purchased my radeon gpu months ago so i got a new psu and it still continues anf although the pc boots fine its concerning me any help?

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:03 PM

Heres the youtube video

So far i know it cant be the hard drive

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:21 AM



I reviewed your video. It is a bit difficult to distinguish the sound.


What I do hear is your cooling fans reving up to speed and your hard drive spinning up.


It would be better if you could remove the computer case side panel and listen around until you locate the exact area the noise you speak of is coming from. 


There are tricks of the trade that help us locate the exact source of the noise.  


Some use an every day kitchen utensil called a wooden spoon. The object there is to place the handle at your ear canal and the spoon ladle against various parts of the computer hardware. Usually the noise will be more pronounced once the spoon makes contact with the source of the noise.


You can press it on the frame of a fan, but be careful not to let it slip and cause damage to the fan blades.


Sometimes, hard drives will make a rattling noise when it is working perfectly well. Sometimes this is the case when in the BIOS setup utility, performance is chosen for the hard drive performance over slower but quitter setting.


Try the spoon trick, or try a straw, just be careful not to injure your ear drum in the process.



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#4 Guest_JesusRamirez44_*


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:04 PM

The sounds source is near the power button i'll remove it and investigate further

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:15 PM

Reassembled my pc and came to the conclusion that the Radeon causes the clicking without it it boots immediately any idea why?

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 10:17 AM

You may be hearing fans kicking in, in my last system I installed a video card with a fan it added a click during boot.  My current rig has massive case fans they start with a whack I have SSD drives so no drive clicking.

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