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Clicking sound in computer then BSOD

I always hear 1 click when my computer turns off. Sounds like a relay or somesuch. This is normal. Now during regular operation I hear this clicking sound going on and off, the computer freezes and then I get the BSOD referring to hardware failure.

I opened the PC and checked to see if the clicking sound was coming from the harddrive or the modem but it is not coming from there. Perhaps some type of relay problem on the motherboard? I cannot locate the clicker! This happens once or twice a week and my computer is on almost all day, every day. Any thoughts?

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  • edwin_marzan Oct 03, 2009

    Sorry, your solution did not help. The 2 internal fans in the computer are running perfectly and are silent. The clue to solving this problem would be to determine the location of the device that normally clicks. That is, which part of the computer normally clicks when it is turned off. Then determine why that device is clicking repeatedly before the computer locks up and then turns off. The harddisk and other drives are blocking my view and for this reason I'm uable to determine its exact location. Does anyone know if there is a service manual available so that I can disassemble the system unit (correctly) in order to locate the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    When I accelerate getting on the freeway there is a clicking sound it sounds like its coming from the passenger side but it happens when I accelerate only

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There are very few mechanical parts in cpu...some of them are cpu fan. smps fan chassis fan hard disk motor or cd drive.......as you were talking about click...i doubt on cpu fan also clean the processor and coolant as there might be dust in it that prevent the cpu fan to cool down processor this might be causing system freeze....do reply back if this solves your prob

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    Sarasvatas Kumar Oct 05, 2009

    go thru mother board manual it has all the information regarding system assembly

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