It's an extremely quiet clicking noise so while the usual answer is HDD failure I don't think that's the case. My HDD is only 3 months old and when my last one failed the clicking was way louder than this, this is quieter than my cpu fan and I can barely hear it. Anyone know why this could be?
Then tell us the problem with your monitor..
So your saying that task manager just shows you 0-1% cpu usage..I really dont think its a problem unless you are stress testing the cpu and it shows of you only having 0-1% usage then i think you may have a problem..
It just sets the resolution wrong quite a bit. The monitor will be on a different resolution than I set it too and things will get cut off on the sides/top. I think it's either because I don't know the native reso of this monitor so I'm using the best one I could find or it's the ATI drivers for the 6870 being new and kind of bad. I am not stress testing it I'm just at desktop and running chrome on one website. Stress testing the usage goes up to 40-50%.
I'm using an adapter and the clicking comes from the HDD. I'm not convinced it's dying though because when my other one died it was hella loud and this clicking is really quiet and not even constant it's only about 50% of the time.