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Unread 01-11-2016, 01:30 PM   #1
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Where is that noise coming from?

I purchased an ssd to replace my two normal hdd drives.
However, even with the two hdd unplugged and just the ssd plugged in, i can hear the sound of a hdd loading sound whenever i load anything I thought this was strange as ssd has no mechanical parts to make noise. So i sent the ssd back and got another. But the sound still persists. not only that but sometimes in games or even just opening the start menu, there will be a "click" sound from the computer. like it clicks before loading something.

I took the side off the computer and had a listen, its definitely not my ssd. But it is only making the loading sounds when loading and the clicking whenever something is first loaded up. Literally like the sound of a click of a mouse.

I can't figure out where the sound is coming from. Help? It's starting to make my games randomly jolt/stutter every now and again too.

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Re: Where is that noise coming from?

SSDs do not make any noise at all; they do not have any moving parts. If your new SSD is making even the slightest noise, it should be replaced.

Now, assuming that it is not the SSD, you'll have to work through various components to isolate the problem. I'd start with removing the power cables to both your HDDs and leaving just the SSD. Remove/unplug your Graphics card next and try to listen in carefully.

If the noise is still there, then it could be the CPU fan or the PSU. They're a bit hard to troubleshoot, perhaps get a friend to help you out?
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Re: Where is that noise coming from?

I second that, try components one by one.

There's also a possibility that it's coil whine. I fixed that in mine by disabling power-saving features in the BIOS. (I wasn't getting clicks, more like high-pitched buzzing, but it changed whenever I loaded something or otherwise increased load on the CPU. This happens because with power-saving features, the CPU changes frequency as necessary.)
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Re: Where is that noise coming from?

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SSDs do not make any noise at all; they do not have any moving parts. If your new SSD is making even the slightest noise, it should be replaced.

Now, assuming that it is not the SSD, you'll have to work through various components to isolate the problem. I'd start with removing the power cables to both your HDDs and leaving just the SSD. Remove/unplug your Graphics card next and try to listen in carefully.

If the noise is still there, then it could be the CPU fan or the PSU. They're a bit hard to troubleshoot, perhaps get a friend to help you out?


HI,

I replaced my two HDD with the SSD, which means I no longer have the hhd's plugged in. I have taken the graphics card out and the sound still persists. I've had a listen to the psu and it doesnt seem to be coming from there. hmmmm, think i'll get someone over to look at it with me.
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HI,

I replaced my two HDD with the SSD, which means I no longer have the hhd's plugged in. I have taken the graphics card out and the sound still persists. I've had a listen to the psu and it doesnt seem to be coming from there. hmmmm, think i'll get someone over to look at it with me.
Ok, so we've eliminated all but the CPU, motherboard and fans.

Can I suggest that you try disabling some things in the BIOS?
1) Press <Delete> to enter the BIOS menu upon boot
2) Enter the "MB Intelligent Tweaker" submenu
3) Enter the "Advanced Frequency Settings" submenu
4) Enter the "Advanced CPU Core features" submenu
5) Disable one of the following: "Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech.", "C3/C6/C7 State Support" or "CPU EIST Function"
6) Save & Exit the BIOS
7) If the problem persists, re-enable whichever feature you disabled and disable a different one.

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