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Old 03-07-2006, 03:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What does it mean if you hear random clicking noises from your motherboard/CPU? I have a Pentium 4 right now, and it seems to be making somewhat loud clicking noises when it's processing a slightly larger than normal applications. Should I be doing something?
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it would not be the cpu making the noise. it would either be a fan which needs to be replaced or a failing hdd.
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Open up the case and see if you can isolate the noise to a particular component.
I expect its your HDD, if so you need to back up your data now and get a new HDD. Equallty if its a fan you need to get it replaced asap.
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Make sure a wire didn't fall into the fan.
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It is probably the HDD. A fan would spin too fast to "click".
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I've actually fixed a computer that "clicked" and it was the 4 pin CPU cable in the fan.
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