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Old 08-04-2006, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am using computer, and rightnow its making a clicking sound....:amazed: inside the cpu. what is tat all about.
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Old 08-04-2006, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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...You mean a clicking sound somewhere inside you computer?

The CPU is a component inside your computer.

Open up the case and listen closely to find out more precisely where the sound is coming from.
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hmmm, im thinkig it might be the fan since it only does that suond when the computer is on and the fan is the only thing that moves.
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...Well, as well as case fans, heatsink fans and the PSU fan (if there is one) when the PC is on, your Hard Drive(s) are spinning which also create a sound.

If you're certain that it's one of your fans, and you know which one it is, you could try lubricating the fan by removing the sticker on the back, and adding a drop of 3-in-one or other, or you could buy a new fan and replace the noisy one.

If you still are not certain which fan it is, I suggest you remove the case and listen closely to identify where the sound is coming from. Briefly stop the fan for a moment to tell if it is that fan which is making a clicking sound (you may be able to do this outside of the case).
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Well its comming from the bottom back(back as in where u connect all the wire back part) part what if is the Hard Drive what could happen?
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if your video card had a fan, that could do it...what pc u got? or do u no what vid card u got?
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Sorry, I dont know what video card i have. But i have a Gate way computer, running on windows os.

Also i have norton anti-virus 2006, and it comes out that i have some kind of adware. It says scan now (reccomended) but nothing happens, my norton wont open.
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The only moving parts in a PC are the disk drives (IE floppy, CD/DVD/ hard drive) and the fans. I suspect the hard drive is the culprit, and a drive that is a clicking is a sign that it is close to failing. If you've noticed that the files on the drive are taking longer to be read/written then I would salvage any important data off that drive ASAP

If fans are clicking they might be dying and should be probably be replaced, or they may be hitting a wire or something, or they might just be dirty and need a good cleaning
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I agree with Gaara, sounds like an imminent head crash.
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