Okay, so I'm pretty sure the HD is clicking, or making a clicking sound. I'm currently dealing with backup, but also my PC seems to shut off at random intervals (usually when under strain, or running games and other software at the same time)
Is that also part of the HD problem, or do I have a HD+CPU failure at the same time!?
I think that my fans and cooling systems are working fine. The temperature inside the tower, and of vital components is nothing unusual!
Here's something odd, when my HD clicks, if I prop the front of the tower up so that the tower is sitting at an angle, the problem seems to stop. On top of this, the PC hasn't crashed with a tilted tower yet... Could it simply be that I have a balance-sensitive HD loose inside my tower? Otherwise why would gravity be a factor?
My Hard Drive is a Maxtor 6L200M0, and my entire system is coming up to being 2 years old I think.
My processor is an AMD Athlon 64x2 Dualcore Processor 3800+
Please lend me a hand, and if you want more details that I have foolishly left out, just ask.