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Computer noise
show user profile  PS3D

My computer has recently started making a faint ticking noise and I'm trying to work out what it can be causing it. Here is a short video where you may be able to pick up the noise.

I originally thought it was one of the fans, however after briefly stopping them, its def not.
It's bloody annoying, and its even louder when I'm rendering!

Any ideas?!


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6/26/2015 10:14:21 AM (last edit: 6/26/2015 10:14:21 AM)
show user profile  c0
Fan bearing. Did you 100% check ALL fans (i.e. PSU fan)? or hard disk...nothing much else in there spinning at high rpm... Temporarily unplug hard disk and boot computer. Windows won't load, but you should get to post BIOS and check sound. Now is also a good time to backup your data...
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6/26/2015 10:26:21 AM (last edit: 6/26/2015 10:31:11 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Could it be cavitation in your water cooling system?

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6/26/2015 10:43:21 AM (last edit: 6/26/2015 10:43:21 AM)
show user profile  PS3D
Thanks for replies. Have been in touch with the company who built the machine for me, and they have run some tests, and they reckon its the cooler. Sending it back for an upgrade... we will see...


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6/26/2015 11:19:30 AM (last edit: 6/26/2015 11:19:30 AM)
show user profile  TiMoN
very likely a fan or water cooling pump. My Antec pump, sort of rattles a bit when it does too low revs.
Just try stopping one fan at the time and see if that helps. Or shut down and unplug a fan at the time.

Edit.. Too slow =)

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6/26/2015 11:21:11 AM (last edit: 6/26/2015 11:21:39 AM)
show user profile  FX
My computer keeps farting.
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6/26/2015 3:00:39 PM (last edit: 6/26/2015 3:00:39 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Yeah.... the computer..

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6/26/2015 3:11:46 PM (last edit: 6/26/2015 3:11:46 PM)
show user profile  FX
Hmm, you may have a point...I'm always looking at it when it happens.
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6/26/2015 3:22:27 PM (last edit: 6/26/2015 3:22:27 PM)
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