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Harddrive dying or something else?

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March 10, 2012 12:07:43 PM


I recently upgraded my computer with a new gpu, psu, mainboard, cpu and memory.

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700WATT
Mainboard: Intel MSI Z68A-G43 G3 S1155
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K (3,3GHz)
Memory: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1600 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

However, I kept my old hdd, its making weird noises (tapping/clicking/scratching) and whenever I play games like Medal of Honor, sometimes even when i'm browsing the internet like I am right now it's lagging. When i move my mouse it's lagging/shocking.

Can anyone tell me if this could be my HDD failing?

Yes i know there's alot of HDD threads about weird noises meaning that i should directly buy a new one. But I've not seen anything about "symptons" like laggs etc.
Please help.

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March 10, 2012 2:42:30 PM

could be your hdd (the clicking is good that means its working) but if its very loud then no. or it could be your motherboard driver for your sata ports but its more likeley that your hdd is failing. how old is your hdd? and has it ever been shocked,or damaged? also did it get laggy,clicky slowly?
March 10, 2012 3:23:52 PM

its an old 320gb from a medion computer i bought a long long time ago. it has never been shocked etc. Yes is is quite laggy and slowly.
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March 10, 2012 3:56:48 PM

update your bios but i dont thing that is the problem(i think its safe to say your hdd is broken) if you have a spare hdd you can try it? if you are getting a new one you should look at an ssd its really fast and never really fails(never breaks without actually physically damaging it with a hammer) or get a fast normal physical hdd(10 000rpm)
March 10, 2012 4:00:26 PM

i would get an ssd for your system you can unlock all that cpu power. nice system :) 
March 10, 2012 9:08:03 PM

I got some spare money so why not buy both an SSD and a new HDD. (:
Thank you for your help!

March 11, 2012 7:17:37 AM

ok sounds good i wanted to go and get an ssd but i just dont have the money right now. get an intel one if you can it will work even better with your system.