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Weird clicking noise on shutdown
Oct 8, 2014, 1:11 PM
Hi guys recently I started noticing this weird sound when turning off my computer.
I changed my psu to a better one about a month ago but I'm pretty sure this has nothing to do with it.
It's definitely the sound of something that got its power cut. It's a similar sound you get when a TV gets old. It pings or clicks as you kill the power.
Big question - should I be worried
Thanks very much
Oct 29, 2014
Oct 8, 2014
weird clicking noise shutdown
Oct 8, 2014, 1:24 PM
Does this happen at all when you are using the computer? It could be your HDD starting to fail but that would also make noise when you are using the computer.
Oct 8, 2014, 1:27 PM
Hi thanks for your response.
Not it's only when the computer shuts down.
Can ssds make this noise or only hdd?
I've 2 new ssds and 2hdd. 1 is quite old
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Oct 8, 2014, 1:29 PM
SSD's are silent, HDD's can make noise. This could be a fan then also. You would need to open the case and shut it down to better localize the sound location.
Oct 8, 2014, 1:35 PM
OK cool. So maybe plug out old hdd and see if sounds still exists
Will report back
Oct 25, 2014, 11:06 AM
I removed the really old hardrive and just left my 2 SSDs and my WD 4TB HDD (about 1 year old) - and i still get the sound
Can I assume that it MUST be my 4TB hardrive?
This wouldn't be a noise from a fan or graphics card?
Oct 27, 2014, 6:24 AM
Any moving part could be making the noise. You just have to slowly test and find out where it is coming from.
Oct 29, 2014, 4:08 PM
So I have isolated the sound to the psu. It's a corsair 650w.
It was highly recommended on Amazon and forums.
This is really making me angry because I only bought this psu a month or so ago to replace an old faulty psu.
I've no idea how this could happen so quickly. Is it faulty or is that an OK sound for a psu?
Oct 29, 2014, 4:12 PM
Wow this forum is so awesome. I did a search just now and found this post :
It seams it's a normal sound for a corsair psu as it has a relay switch or something
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