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    Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    Hello there.....umm..I decided to go and push my overclock further, above 3....it went to 3 pretty well....3.1....crashed...increased vcore...crashed...increased again, crashed...increased to 1.375 i think...then it worked okay....ram got very fast...benchmarks pretty wild...ram was running on 900 and its 667 stock...anyways....out of no where..i heard click click...from the casing...click......cluck...like this.....i opened up the case...again...click....cluck..I couldnt make out where it came from....the CPU or the RAM...but it was in that area......I ran a ram benchmark...and I heard...click cluck..chuck....did it again and same sound....then I switched off the PC...ran again.....the loading screen took longer this time....and then the Windows loading screen never came up....I switched off, back on, same thing....Then i unplugged....opened up...took out the hard drive cables, plugged again....started this time....Bios loading screen slow...windows loading screen came up, but it took 1 minute for windows to start!....then it went in to windows....seemed to LAG...like lagging.....I ran benchmarks....they were all good...expected results.....but windows seemed to be lagging.....Finally I formatted and did a fresh install....now its all good...im sitting on 3.0Ghz now...not going any further ....what happened? Anybody has an idea?...I got scared there for a while
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    Re: Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    You probably blew something, or a fan might be rubbing off something. Next time, please hit the return key once in awhile.
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    Re: Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    Oh okay, sorry.....well if i blew something what could it be? and how is the system working fine now with out any sound or performance issue....should I be worried about something?
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    Re: Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    A clicking noise is going to be something mechanical, my first thought would be HDD, but could be a fan catching on something. The only way I can think of your CPU/RAM making noise is the PCB cracking... but that is very unlikely and your PC definatly wouldn't work after that

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    Re: Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    The clicking sound probably came from the hard drive doing repeated seeks - if it wasn't finding the track/sector first time it will keep on looking until it does - that would also explain the apparant sluggish performance. Windows (and most other OS's do a lot of disc access as part of their routine system operation.

    If you have overclocked, then system timings wil be affected (in addition to generally stressing the components) and this may have had a detrimental effect on the disk susbsystem or the disk controller on the mobo. You pushe dit too far. Yiou may also have corrupted a file or two or maybe even the madter file table and windows was using the backup - but that is only speculation - but file corruption (or disk corruption would explain why a re-format and re-install cured the problem.
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    Re: Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    well consider that windows was taking 1 minute just to load up....and it was lagging...bios loading up slower....after formatting the disk and doing a fresh windows install, all is good....
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    Re: Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    If it's not the HD, check around the fans. Once a piece of my Enermax PSU fell off () and kept bouncing around in the fan cage as the fans were spinning. The PSU did not survive the first twelve months.

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    Re: Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    The clicking sound probably came from the hard drive doing repeated seeks - if it wasn't finding the track/sector first time it will keep on looking until it does - that would also explain the apparant sluggish performance. Windows (and most other OS's do a lot of disc access as part of their routine system operation.

    If you have overclocked, then system timings wil be affected (in addition to generally stressing the components) and this may have had a detrimental effect on the disk susbsystem or the disk controller on the mobo. You pushe dit too far. Yiou may also have corrupted a file or two or maybe even the madter file table and windows was using the backup - but that is only speculation - but file corruption (or disk corruption would explain why a re-format and re-install cured the problem.
    Yeah...I just checked, one of my partitions had some corrupted files....hmm...I think this makes sense...pushed too far eh?....hmm......well I guess 3.0ghz...a 60% overclock is fine, ill stick....but...sad
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    Re: Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    For benchmarking I normally cheat and get extra cooling, put the PC up near a window and open the window (super cold!).

    But for everyday use I normally turn my overclocks down so I don't need to be overvolted. You're just reducing your components lifespan by running it at the very fastest / hardest it can go. Should reduce normally (rule of thumb) by 5 - 10%. So from 3ghz to 2.7 or something. I see from your sig you've got the same CPU as me but 667 ram. I run at 2.8 400mhz fsb all day with no overvolting completely fine, and have had it up to 3.15 for fun benchmarking. I could push it further but it was 4 in the morning and I wanted sleep.

    But I'm not mad enough to run it at 3.15 all the time! At the moment it is at 2.8 but I normally run it at 2.94 (recently been doing system stuff so didn't want to chance anything going wrong).
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    Re: Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    Hmm....ya ur rite Dreaming, Ive turned it down to 3.0Ghz....ram running at 856...I think its going to be fine....ASUS probe is showing 1.25vcore...but in the Bios ive set it to 1.35 I think....there is a big vdrop it seems...anyways....CPU idling at 38-39...underload goes to 46-47...under 100% stress tests, goes to 51 and levels out around 53...I think thats okay....but my Ram is the problem I suppose, running it too fast....
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    Re: Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    Hunain - your posts can be a little difficult to follow (IMHO) - reading more like random thoughts than a logical flow! It may be your style, but it does make it harder for those who want to offer advice to decode exactly what you are saying! (Better than text speak though - I tend to gloss over those)

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    Re: Click Click sound from the Casing, what could be wrong?

    Yes you are right peterb, some other members pointed this out to me, rather rudely though.I will take more care as of now. Apology to you and appreciation for asking politely.
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