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Pc game crashes then i hear a tapping sound and pc restarts?

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June 30, 2011 9:35:30 AM

hey guys i have an annoying problem, when playing a game for a random time, 10mins -1 hours my game crashes and i hear a tapping sound come from within the pc case then pc restarts itself, could this be a dodgy hard drive, i replaced my power supply and it still persists

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June 30, 2011 9:47:13 AM

Most likely yes. Did the previous PSU die? Other reason could be thermal (overheating due to insufficent airflow).
June 30, 2011 9:50:58 AM

no my old power supply was fine but i changed because of the guys on here, telling me it might be the power supply
June 30, 2011 2:46:53 PM

Does that tapping sound resemble metal clinking together? And was the clicking sound present before when you were told it was psu by other people? If so, I can almost gaurantee you it's the HDD. Especially since your computer restarts after the game crashes and you hear the sound. What's probably happening is your computer is blue-screening but you still have the option to automatically restart on system failure.