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Computer Clicking

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by endlesszeal, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    I installed 3 80mm fans recently and my computer has started clicking. Its occasional, like every hour or 2. The noise is similar to that when you first boot up your computer. It lasts for a second and then goes away. Some say it could be the gpu's fan, but its a mx 400 with no fan. I hope its not the hard drive or the psu.

    Btw i have 2 plextor dvd+r drives, 2 hard drives, and an amd 1700+. The psu is antec true power 420watt.

    What could it be??? Can it be that im stressing out my psu?
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    With a 420w PSU I doubt you are stressing it, though I guess it's possible. Are they running off the MoBo, or do you have a central control for them?
     
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    Im running them off the PSU with the 4 pin molex. I have a total of 5 80 mm fans.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Sounds more like your HD skipping across the platter :(
     
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    its just hard drive chatter. Run a diagnostic to make sure your HD's are healthy, but after that, don't worry, my old comp used to chatter like mad any time I acessed the HD's. Old drives ones do that.
     
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    run chkdisk

    probably disk thrashing
     
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    Did you splice the fans in line with one of the power lines going to a hard drive? Check the power connections in your case. I'll bet that one of the ones going into your hard drive is loose.
     
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    Never splice fans in the power line with the Hard Drive. Check the drive and back all your data up now, while everything is still working. That way your files (i.e. your porn :p ) is safe. Otherwise if the drive goes and you need to call Driver Savers it could be super pricey. Keep it safe, back your files up, and then run drive diagnostics.
     
  9. endlesszeal

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    Actually both of my hard drives were connected to a fan. I switched so now both my harddrives share one line with the floppy. And Both of by dvd+r drives share one like with a 80mm fan and 4 80mm fans share another line. Is this okay?? How should i set it up?
     
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    also what do i use to check the health of my harddrive? i dont want to be continously backing up stuff. thatd take me days considering i have 50gb worth of anime and mp3s left in both drives. i average about 1/2 of animes a day.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    The best way is to have all your power plugs set up so that your devices never follow a fan. All your devices should be on plugs that come directly from the power supply. Put all the fans on one chain if you can.

    IBM used to have a nice free program called the "Drive Fitness Tester". See if you can get a copy of it. 50 gigs of anime shouldn't take you long to back up. Just get a good DVD burner and go for it. 50GB can be burned off in an hour easily.
     
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    could just be a wire that occasionaly taps the fan. Rule that out first.
     
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