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    whirrrrrrrrr *click*

    is what I hear when I cold boot - seems to eminating from my nice new 160g SATA. I POST, get past the SATA BIOS thing and just before windowsXP kicks in, whirrrrrrrrrr click, whirrrrrrrrrr click

    press the reset button, and usually everything is peachy. I hope it's not a head crash, but I think maybe my PSU is giving out. Anyone know if this could be possible?

    I'm running an Asus A7N8XD with 2100+, Corsair 2x256 PC2700, Ti4200 128mb, DVD, CDRW, 160g SATA, and 2x80g ATA133 - oh and 2 case fans

    All this is being powered off an Antec True Power 380w max - I've tried a different SATA drive to see, but it also clicks - I've pulled out the connectors for the opticals, and everything seems ok so far...

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    Might be... Don't know what else it would be. If you've tried different harddrives I'd believe that is the problem... Even though I think a Antec 380 should be enough for that system. You have another PSU available to test?
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    Funny noises and computers always makes me paranoid. It might be worth trying a different PSU

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    Me sata drives does that sometimes, my PATA used to do it. God only knows what it is, a reset always fixes it.
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    What make is it ?

    I know Maxtors do this when they dont have enough power.
    Also heard of simlar issues on Seagates.
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    All the HD's are Maxtors 7200RPM 8mb cache jobs - it does seem weird that a 380w PSU can't take it - i'm gonna borrow my brothers 450w one, see if it makes a difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by luap.h
    All the HD's are Maxtors 7200RPM 8mb cache jobs - it does seem weird that a 380w PSU can't take it - i'm gonna borrow my brothers 450w one, see if it makes a difference
    What make is your PSU ?
    If its one that came with your case, a Q-tec, or a generic Ebuyer one, there is a high chance thats your problem.
    Me and XTR have both had this issue (it sounds like the same one), and both of us RMA'd our drives to Maxtor, only to later figure it was the PSU
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    Antec TruePower 380w
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    Taking the opticals made little difference - instead of making it to the XP loading screen, it made it to the desktop, and then started clicking.

    I've taken out everything apart from the SATA drive, and so far so good

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    Very strange, thee are a very good make of PSU's !

    If its working after you've taken everything else out though, it could be a duff PSU, or one on its way out totaly.
    The best way to tell is to try it with a totaly different one .
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    bah - just checked in preparation for an RMA - was bought from Dabs back in 11/2002 - not a chance there then

    time to obtain my brother's psu then

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    You should be able to RMA it maxtor i think.....i RMA'd my 40gb IDE and got a 60gb IDE back was hoping for an 80gb SATA but £7 for 20gb's im happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by blockers
    You should be able to RMA it maxtor i think.....i RMA'd my 40gb IDE and got a 60gb IDE back was hoping for an 80gb SATA but £7 for 20gb's im happy
    Not if its his PSU

    I doubt Antec take end user RMA's, but a mail to them wont hurt anything
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    Not if its his PSU

    Got confused with all this talk of hard drives.....

    Try RMA'ing the PSU is probably a better idea in this case then....
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    monitored the rails with MBM5 - the +5V kept dropping below the "5% threshold" - I'm not sure whether that's mean to be 10% though. Dabs wouldn't RMA, but to be fair it was bought in 2002, gonna see what Antec say

    Anyone make sense of the following results?
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    +-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    |Total number of readouts: 28962         CPU Speed: 1738 MHz              |
    |Running from: 21/05/2004 03:05:56       until: 21/05/2004 11:24:08       |
    +-----------------------------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
    |Sensor                       | Current  | Low      | High     | Average  |
    +-----------------------------+----------+----------+----------+----------+
    |Socket                       | 33° C    | 32° C    | 33° C    | 32° C    |
    |Diode                        | 41° C    | 37° C    | 43° C    | 39° C    |
    |Case                         | 16° C    | 15° C    | 17° C    | 16° C    |
    |vCore                        | 1.65 V   | 1.62 V   | 1.68 V   | 1.64 V   |
    |+3.3                         | 3.28 V   | 3.20 V   | 3.33 V   | 3.27 V   |
    |+5.00                        | 4.54 V   | 4.38 V   | 4.62 V   | 4.56 V   |
    |+12.00                       | 11.97 V  | 11.90 V  | 12.03 V  | 11.97 V  |
    |-12.00                       | -11.97 V | -12.03 V | -11.90 V | -11.96 V |
    |-5.00                        | -4.98 V  | -5.01 V  | -4.96 V  | -4.98 V  |
    |PWR_FAN                      | 2537 RPM | 2500 RPM | 2556 RPM | 2536 RPM |
    |CHA_FAN                      | 1973 RPM | 0 RPM    | 1973 RPM | 114 RPM  |
    |CPU_FAN                      | 3183 RPM | 3013 RPM | 3245 RPM | 3144 RPM |
    +-----------------------------+----------+----------+----------+----------+

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    you will probably damage the hard-disk so i'd advise taking action asap and buying yourself a new PSU, if it doesn't solve the problem simply return it within the 30 days that most stores allow, you wont need an excuse just make sure it's 'as arrived'.

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    so it just blew up today

    guess it was the PSU then

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