Weird Noise (HHD Prob?)
It would be great if you could offer some advice. I have been using my pc for several months without any issues, however it has started to give some grief this evening.
After my pc has been on for 5-10mins, I hear a high pitched noise coming from the case. Initially it is intermitant, but then becomes frequent and sometimes constant.
The noise seems related to my HD activity (when I am saving or opening a file).
Eventually, my system hangs or shuts down.
I am concerned that my HD is about to crash.
It's getting a bit hotter in Sydney (Australia) lately, so I thought it might be a heat problem with my cpu overheating, but my asus hardware monitoring software says that my mobo and cpu are well bellow the danger levels.
The same software shows some slight flutuations in power usage. I am not sure if this is related to the problem or not because the graph is not detailed enough. Also, I am not sure if these flutuations are normal.
mobo: ASUS A7V8X-X (with latest BIOS)
CPU: Athlon 2400+
Master HD: Western Digital 7200rpm 80gig
Slave HD: Some old 60gig thing (from my old pc)
RAM: 2 X 512 DDR 333
SOUND: M-Audio 24/96
Other: DVD Burner and CD Burner.
Also, I unplugged the Slave HD and the problem continued.
Any ideas as to a cause or possible solution would be greatly appreciated