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    tick...tick

    I was'nt sure where to put this,so... about a week ago i started hearing a tick in my pc.I timed it,about every 7 seconds i hear a constant tick.I have never experienced this before,ever,so what might it be to be so consistant.Thanks:0
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    Re: tick...tick

    Hard drive issue? Or, speaker issue? Or, a time bomb?

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    Re: tick...tick

    Sounds to me like your HDD is having trouble. I'd check everything first like something in a fan. Check out this youtube link and see if this is your noise.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbq8v...eature=related
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    Re: tick...tick

    It might also be your optical drive. You might want to take off your cover to see what can be seen.
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    Re: tick...tick

    Still ticking,lol,but the tone of the tick has changed.Upon closer inspection it does seem the hard drive is hurting.When i put my ear close to it,i can hear it constantly thrashing whirrrr,tick,whirrr,tick.

    Thanks for input,first drive to ever go on me,an old wd raptor drive.-

    Edit: ok,i jumped too quick to this answer,now wishing it was the answer.I rebooted on another drive and same issue.I think my motherboard is about to dump on me because the tick could be near the bottom right of mb.I bsod'ed like one minute after posting,and have been having strange mouse issues,video issues the last couple hours.Grr??
    Last edited by Banditblue; 01-22-2010 at 10:25 PM.
    Biostar 790gx am2+
    Phenom II x4 720
    Sapphire Ati 4850(512mb)
    raid-0 x2 36gb raptors
    g.skill 2x2gb ram
    750 watt psu
    28 inch Hanns-g lcd monitor

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    Re: tick...tick

    a motherboard that ticks? seems odd to me but I guess you are the one hearing it.
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    Re: tick...tick

    Sounds like power supply getting ready to go.
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    Re: tick...tick

    Quote Originally Posted by ashtodust2000 View Post
    Sounds like power supply getting ready to go.
    Sounds morel likely to me. In any case I would say the problem is form something that has moving parts.
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    Re: tick...tick

    I heard it from hard drive before.

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    Re: tick...tick

    Ok,for the last time,i was wrong again.Coincidence really was messing with me.THe tick and my issues last night were seperate matters.What was actually happening was a full fledged hack attempt.

    Think folks don't do that anymore?lol,i am an example that proves yes they do still.What it was about was that my router was actually hacked into,but many layers of protection still gave signal to this.

    I don't know how to proceed with the tick,because the more i listen the more i can't honestly say for sure where it is from so i don't know what to buy in preparation.
    Biostar 790gx am2+
    Phenom II x4 720
    Sapphire Ati 4850(512mb)
    raid-0 x2 36gb raptors
    g.skill 2x2gb ram
    750 watt psu
    28 inch Hanns-g lcd monitor

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    Re: tick...tick

    What power supply do you have, and what do the rails read?
    When a power supply goes bad, Sometimes it causes the motherboard to click, and not always from the same spot. The click will shift around to different areas on the board as the power is transfered to different areas.
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    pc power & cooling 750W Silencer
    Creative X-FI Fatal1ty pro
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    Re: tick...tick

    Heh,good question.Looking around some,here is my power supply which i think i have had a couple years.
    http://www.epowertec.com/power_ep-750p7.htmlspecs in there.
    Biostar 790gx am2+
    Phenom II x4 720
    Sapphire Ati 4850(512mb)
    raid-0 x2 36gb raptors
    g.skill 2x2gb ram
    750 watt psu
    28 inch Hanns-g lcd monitor

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    Re: tick...tick

    Get a piece of hose or drinking straw, hold one end to your ear and search through your computer with the other end, that will isolate where the tick is coming from.

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    Re: tick...tick

    Or you can simply run a hardware diagnostic on the hard drive. It will 'detect' the tick from the hard drive if it actually is, which then you might have to replace the drive as it will most likely fail the test due to it making the tick noise.

    Second most likely source are your optical drives. To check it, put in a CD, DVD, DVD-DL disc one at a time and copy data from it. Then burn at least one DVD and one CD. If the optical drive is in use and you don't hear the tick, then it was coming from that unit. And then if the drives still do those basic functions just fine and it ticks then you can keep it or get another one.

    If it is not either of those units, then the third most likely source is the PSU.

    Yeah, just put your ear near your PC (open the side panel) and narrow down where the noise comes from.

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    Re: tick...tick

    I'm still fairly certain it is your hard drive.

    When you connected the other hard drive, was there power still connected to the old drive?

    The BSOD could have happened if the old drive had different drivers loaded on it for a different motherboard.

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