Having some trouble when my GPU kicks in. The hard drive (I've tried two, so it's not failing) shuts down with a "click" and spins back up and down again causing windows to become unresponsive in the "surges". Everything is still posting and my games don't shut down right away, and sometimes not at all. 530 watt raidmax hybrid seems sufficient for a stock clocked i5 2500k and a GTX 260. Something I'm missing? Only seems to be happening in game when the GPU starts up. Anyone? I've tried switching cables on the modular PSU on the hard drive and no go. re routed my whole system just now and still nothing. Hope somebody can help, just built this system and I have Skyrim just sitting there waiting to be played
I do have a external USB drive plugged in, but I'm positive that's not the issue. I can hear the "click" and spin back up inside the case of the internal drive. My games are on the external so I assume that's why games still run after it shuts down for a little while.
Tried a different SATA port, no difference. Tried a different cord, not a thing.
not sure what windows does in the background, but it could only click once and freeze solid, or it could click 4 - 5 times before anything in game freezes. but either way the clicking is slowing or stopping the hard drive spinning for certain.
I wouldn't think so. I'm not sure how a PSU problem would cause a clicking sound from the hard drive. Tho, I've seen poor PSU's cause all kinds of weird issues.
With that statement, It's certainly worth testing a better PSU, before sending the motherboard back. The 5450 and integrated graphics certainly use less power.
Getting a loan of a PSU tonight and I'll give that a shot. At least i wont be sending back a mobo that is still good if that's the problem. Lord this is driving me crazy. Pains of building your own system I suppose.