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Clicking/Ticking sound when rendering videos

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Last response: in CPUs
December 22, 2013 2:44:53 AM


So as I was rendering a video I made on Sony Vegas, during the rendering process at about 1-2 minutes into the render, my PC started making this weird clicking/ticking sound. It's quite loud.

I tried listening to it to try to identify where the sound could be coming from, and I am 70% sure it's from my CPU (Fan) and 30% sure it's my PSU.

I've tried the prime95 benchmark, and the clicking sound occurs.
I tried the FurMark benchmark, but no clicking sound.

While it's rendering, my CPU temp goes up to around 55-65C.
My CPU is watercooled.

So as it was still rendering, I went to the task manager, and set the Affinity of Sony Vegas to only use 4/8 CPUs.
The clicking sound reduced.

What is the problem? Should I be worried? How can I fix this?


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a b à CPUs
December 22, 2013 3:15:03 AM

Is your psu a corsair hx650?

Could be a hard drive starting to go bad

Best solution

a c 136 à CPUs
December 22, 2013 3:19:06 AM

Sounds like a bad fan bearing, perhaps a fan on the radiator?

Identifying the source of the noise (rolling up a piece of paper and listening in kinda helps)