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SSD making noises?

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#1 iancredible12


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:42 PM

So lately I have found that I can hear at times the sound of a hdd when loading programs/games, however, I have an ssd so this should not make any noise. Non the less it is an old ssd, so I purchased a new one, but still the sound persists of a loading hdd, and then every now and then some random clicks which do cause the pc to stutter, where it be loading a web page or in a game, random stutter when the clicking happens.
Any idea's? could it be something else making the noise? everytime the hdd light flashes is when the noise happens, could it be the led? although that doesn't explain the stuttering and random clicks.
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#2 Drillingmachine


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 03:29 PM

You sure noise source is not PSU?

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 05:41 AM

As drillingmachine says, it's possible for the PSU, video card or mainboard to produce clicking/ticking or whizzing sounds as loading changes, often in time with screen updating. Also the sound itself can pick up the electrical noise of screen updates, which can sound rather like rapid hard drive head seeks. If it is occurring in the sound and coincides with stutters, it can be caused by DPC latency, often a problem with drivers.
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