My computer keeps clicking!
July 2, 2011 9:24 PM Subscribe
My computer keeps making a clicking sound and I can't work out how to fix it or what is causing it...
posted by Silentgoldfish to computers & internet (8 answers total)
When I first built the computer a few months ago it was an ongoing problem but then it went away and only in the last few days has the clicking started again. It's a desktop tower case with an intel processor/motherboard and a GTX 460SE graphics card.
It's an intermittent rapid mechanical clicking noise - it'll start, sometimes get louder and then seem to randomly stop again. It doesn't seem to be associated with putting the computer under any extra load, and doesn't seem to affect performance or heating. I initially thought it was a wire being hit by one of the fans but manually stopping the various fans in my case doesn't stop the sound. I think I've isolated the sound to coming from either the power supply or the graphics card but it's really hard to pinpoint the location.
Anyone experienced this before?