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Ticking sound on Q6600

Last response: in CPUs
December 27, 2008 1:01:07 PM

Occasionally my Q6600 CPU chip makes some ticking sound, does anyone know what is causing it?

I'm currently overclocking it @ 3Ghz. And it's running on Asus P5Q-PRO

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December 27, 2008 1:47:33 PM

Your CPU won't make noise. It is more likely the fan on your heatsink.
Are you sure it is coming from the CPU area?
A ticking sound from inside a computer case is most always the sound of a hard drive getting ready to die, very soon.
December 27, 2008 2:08:14 PM

+1 for HDD. To tick you need moving parts, a CPU has none, maybe a fan or HDD like jtpub said.