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#1 Trainman76

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 01:43 PM

Hi.

I am getting occasional clicking sound from PC Tower, NOT speakers.
I have tried get to the source by a process of elimination.
Disconnecting all drives and reconnecting one by one.
Even tried running without graphics card.
I removed Sweex Sound Card, and now use Onboard Sound, click sound occurrances reduced, but still there.
Click sound NOT coming from speakers.

I read somewhere that it could be from Internet Explorer and LAN connection.
But I am running Windows 7 Pro E 64bit
 - supposed to be without I.E.

System-:

Foxconn P55A
Intel i7-870 2933.3 MHz
8GB RAM (2x4GB DDR3 Kingston 9905471-006.AO2LF)
AMD Radeon HD 7670/6670
PSU - Coolermaster 600W SilentPro

DVD+R DL Optiarc DVD RW AD-5260S
BD-RE ATAPI iHBS112   2

SATA HDDs
WDC WD10EZEX-00WN4A0
SAMSUNG HD204UI
WDC WD20EARX
Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166

Sweex PCI Sound Card

Windows 7 Pro E 64bit

HardDisk Sentinel rate all HDDs OK

Any help appreciated.


Edited by hamluis, 07 August 2017 - 09:25 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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#2 mikey11

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 01:55 PM

my guess would be a fan,

 

maybe record a video with sound?

 

us the computer with the side off to try to locate it?



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:44 AM

Hi mikey11

 

Tried using the  PC with the side off and listened for click.

Waited and waited, gave up watching and listening.

Soon as I stopped staring at it,  you guessed it,    it clicked.

 

Arctic Freezer 13  200w fan installed from new.

Will try original Intel fan & see if that works.

Intel fan still in box, never used.

 

Many thanks for your help.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:55 AM

Hi.

 

Eventually replaced Arctic Freezer 13 CPU Fan with the stock fan from Intel.

Click still there.

 

Any ideas appreciated.



#5 JohnC_21

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:59 AM

Click sound NOT coming from speakers.

 

Did you disconnect the other case fans?. Is the click coming from the PSU fan?


Edited by JohnC_21, 07 August 2017 - 07:59 AM.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:01 AM

A dying hard drive will often make a clicking sound. If that's the source of the click, back up your data immediately and replace the drive.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:36 AM

A dying hard drive will often make a clicking sound. If that's the source of the click, back up your data immediately and replace the drive.

I agree!  early warning sign of a catastrophic fail coming in the near future.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:03 AM

Check whether the case fans are connected or not.






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