Hey guys, I just purchased an ATI Radeon HD 5750 and it is working fine. However, the problem is during startup. On startup the computer clicks twice in a row quick then a one second pause, it repeats this about 4 times then all of a sudden the computer boots up fine. It sounds like its coming from the hard drive but this hard drive is not even two months old. I have an Athlon X2 5600+ 2.8ghz, 4gb xms2 ddr2 pc6400 (1gbx4), 160gb sata2 Seagate, Radeon HD 5750, Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 and a sort of old rocketfish 700watt power supply. Thanks for the help guys!
Hey guys thanks for all the feedback! I am still guessing what this noise is... I have unplugged everything except for the motherboard and the cpu fan and the noise is still there... Can it be the motherboard itself?
Check your cable routing especially near any fans CPU/GPU or Case fans. It may be something simple. You could also try unplugging the cpu fan as well since this noise only occurs early in the boot cycle. Just be sure to reconnect it once you've tested if that's causing the noise.
Get a long pencil or a screwdriver and use it like a doctor would a stethoscope cover any pointy ends with some kind of tape,although it does sound like your cpu fan may be out of balance or the bearing is drying out,also check for any dirt or foreign crap in and around the cpu fan lose screw etc, you know the usual suspects...
Same thing happens to me with my 5770 . I pin pointed the noise, for me its the HDD.
So I did a test I thought the HDD wasn't getting power first (because the GFX card has two power connectors) so I didnt use the one that powered the HDD unpluged the CD-ROM drive and and used the spare one, still that mysterious ticking noise continued XD.
So I have stil now answers but when I do I'll post it on this forum.
Till then cyas
Edit: Oh and I have the AMD Athlon x2 2.8 ghz, 2gb DDR2 kingston RAM, M61PME-S2 mobo and 550 watt power suply.