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Everything posted by BorisL

  1. Well I can guarantee you it hasn't done that until a month or so ago whatsoever, so something is definitely not lined up. When it does happen, a game that would load (through HDD) usually in 10 seconds, takes however long it takes the HDD to stop it's spin-up & clicking loop. So Normal game startup time when HDD was working: ~ 10 sec Game startup time now: 40 sec - 1 min 20 sec Varies on how many times it loops the spinning up process. EDIT: Also, just to add in, the drive itself isn't loud at all, actually quiet even when working full force. It's just the spin up and click loop noises that it makes that make me concerned.
  2. Ermmm what the f... it says it's been on for 18378 hours??? Not physically possible, since my electricity was out a few days ago for a few hours... NEVER MIND LOL Just realized that means how long it's been on in total, not how long it's been going in one session... Either way, please let me know if anything looks off. Here's a crystal disk screenshot:
  3. Hey guys so I have an issue with my hard drive as of recently. HDD: ST1000DM003-1ER162 - 1TB (Storage for non-loading screen intensive games & small apps) SSD #1 - XPG SPECTRIX S40G - 1TB (For loading screen intensive games & big apps) SSD #2 - KINGSTON SUV500120G - 120GB (For Windows, drivers, etc. mandatory things) Absolutely everything else in the PC works fine except the HDD (and even the HDD AFTER the issue happens) So here's how I get to trigger it: I usually do my job on my PC every day from noon 'till night ~ 10PM (hard drive is never used during that time) I start up a game after that, and what happens is that I will hear the HDD turn on and it starts spinning up, then it clicks and repeats that process ~ 10 times After that the game loads and everything works perfectly fine. If I shut the game off however, and do something else for an hour or so let's say, then the same scenario would happen when I launch a game again. Another thing is, I had the same issue when turning my PC on every morning, and the issue disappeared when I changed to a different SATA port on my mobo. The only other thing I can think of that happened and was out of what usually happens, is that I accidentally put my PC to sleep instead of shutting it down one night, and then woke it up instantly and shut down after that (Idk if that is even relevant to the issue but idk maybe the HDD got confused with it IDK LOL) Thanks!
  4. Neither reported any problems @ZephCloud Nope @TofuHaroto One thing I did remember though, is that a day BEFORE this started happening, I accidentally put my PC to sleep through Windows start menu. Could this be related to the issue maybe?
  5. @TofuHaroto BIOS on the latest version, tried 2 different cables, one which was from a different system with a working cable. Tried it in another system too with no luck. I mean it's better to check just in case
  6. Not 100% sure if this is the right category to post it in, but since it has to do with POST I assume it is :D So, I use my PC every day for work, and for gaming / entertainment and whatnot, meaning it's usually on the entire day from let's say 10AM to midnight. It works flawlessly while it's on, 0 complaints there. However for the past week or so (never happened to me in years) Whenever I turn my PC on the FIRST time of the day, the following happens: I see the ASUS logo on boot My HDD starts acting SUPER weird - it starts spinning up and then making a clicking noise, for let's say around 6 times, and then I get a "Your system has POST-ed in Safe Mode" bla bla I then press F10, it sends me into BIOS, where I can simply F10 to save & restart, and it boots absolutely normal like it used to. My motherboard is ASUS PRIME A320M-K This happens only ONCE per day. If I shut it down during the day and turn it back on, it works normally. Note: My storage consists of: SATA 128 GB SSD (Windows & Basic apps storage) HDD (raw media storage) M.2 NVMe 1TB SSD (main storage for everyday apps, games, etc.) It's really out of my mind why the HDD would be doing this when it's not even a system drive. I've ran health checks with HDD Sentinel and it returned 100% health, and while in usage, it works normally too. Write / Read speeds as normal, can use apps stored on it for hours without any issues. TL;DR - HDD (non-system storage) spins up and makes a clicking noise ~ 6 times during boot, making the PC POST in Safe Mode, after which everything works normally. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  7. Tried SpeedFan, no success. Hardware Controller looks okay but I feel like it'd be too much atm since I only need one fan. Maybe when I get a bigger case and better hardware in the future I'll get that. Ordered a PWM 4-pin fan, it should arrive Monday and I'll post any updates.
  8. I connected the fan to the header, and inside BIOS, there's only "PWM" and "Disabled" from the dropdowns, I can share a picture later if needed. In my bios, it seems the only way to control the fans is through something called "QFan control" and there seems to be no place to change the voltage..
  9. I'll try turning off PWM, but how do I change fan voltage? @keskparane Maybe it's under some abbreviation that I don't know about.. I got the newly purchased fan to work on the CPU fan spot, but it works at 100% ('round 2400RPM) and I couldn't control it Attached the pic below @LogicalDrm
  10. Hey guys.. my first post here :) I'm having a little issue here.. Today I bought a fan, didn't think too much about it even though I should've, but yeah, it was like 4$ so who cares. It's a brand called "Gembird". It's a 90mm / 9cm fan and it has a 3-pin connector, and I thought that wouldn't be a problem. But oh boy was I wrong. My MOBO is ASUS PRIME A320M-K, and per ASUS's official website, this mobo does support both 3 and 4 pin air coolers, with or without PWM. Things I've tried: Tried it on the fan header, doesn't give any signs of life. Tried switching PWM on or off, didn't do anything either. Disconnected my (fully functioning, healthy) CPU fan (4 pin, PWM on), and connected it to the fan header, doesn't give any signs of life either. The pins are not bent, and the whole machine will be cleaned in a few days. Looking for any mobo specific solutions online, didn't find much if anything. I've got no idea what else to try, and I don't wanna go and buy another 4-pin air cooler (thinking logically if my CPU fan didn't work on it, and it's a 4 pin, why would any other fan work) Please help, any suggestions are welcome. I attached a pic of the header, just as reassurance. Thank youu!