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OK well this started after I Installed win7 on a 640GB hard drive I was not using.

The side of the comp is still off and every now and then about every hour it will make a click sound its not a clicking noise its like Exactly ONE click, its the Exact same sounding click I get whenever I turn off the comp like a switch in the power supply or something but I dont know where its coming from or what it is. Also two times i could hear and audible humming/buz sound like the same kind of humming from a transformer but I think it was coming from my powersupply.... :confused:

I put my hand on the top of my PSU and its not even warm.:confused:
 
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Are you sure it comes from your PSU? Because if... its not a good sign.
 
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ive been having the same crap for some days, it scares the crap out of me, because it could be my HDD

just one click every now and then, like every 3 hours, my HDD is 3 years old
 
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I dunno about it being the hard drive in mine... its a brand new 640gb I had it in its wrapping.
 

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Maybe that fan try blowing some air into the area as it could be some dust that is hitting the fan blades . Some times I have that same sound only hard to find in my case :eek:9 fans to look at .
 
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how many other windows 7 testers have had/ or have the same problems?
 
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Its not a fan, I think it came from my PSU.
 
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im on windows vista

are you sure its from your psu?
 
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i did have the same problem on my hdd on my lappy, it had to be replaced
 
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my PSU also randomly does a smack noise as I plug a powercord into it, while it is off

but works more than perfect
 
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So your PSU doesn't have a fan ? maybe take the PSU out of the case and give it a good blowing out could be shorting out some were due to massive dust build up .
It has a fan but the noise isnt coming from a fan. The noise that I heard could not have come from a fan.
 

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Well then it could be some dust starting to short out so I would clean it out and really good if it still happens then let us know .
 
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do you think its related to the new os? he said it happened when he installed the beta of windows 7 could it be related to that? just an idea to help
 
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I hate hardware malfunctions with a passion

as im sure everyone on this forum does
 
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Sofar today I've only heard the click sound once. Everything in my case is clean.
 
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HDD 100% Sound is like ping pong ball hitting the table. It is reseting it self, it will be dead soon.
 

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Sofar today I've only heard the click sound once. Everything in my case is clean.
Yeah you case but remember the PSU is in a case all it's own . :D
I still think it is some thing shorting out maybe once it is dead then you will know .