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Clicking or rattling coming from my pc

A couple days ago I noticed a concerning clicking like sound coming from my PC out of nowhere. Today I opened it up and decided to give it a clean. I focused more on the case fans and dusted everything. Turned it back on and then sound still exists but my compute is noticeably quieter now (from the cleaning). I sounds like something is getting in the way of a fan but I thought I ruled that out? Idk. Need advice.

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Ticking as you mentioned is usually from 1 of 2 things in a computer. Fans, or Spinning discs. What I would recommend is going 1 by 1 on your fans and stopping them 100%, either in software or by gently pressing on the fan hub to stop them from spinning until it stops. 

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My shot in the dark is that it's your PSU fan. And if it is, do not open your PSU, it's unsafe. Just send it back.

 

If you have to isolate the noise you might need to use a fan control software and turn off all the fans and turn them on one by one to see which one is making the noise. Either that or your HDDs.

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1 hour ago, Skiiwee29 said:

Ticking as you mentioned is usually from 1 of 2 things in a computer. Fans, or Spinning discs. What I would recommend is going 1 by 1 on your fans and stopping them 100%, either in software or by gently pressing on the fan hub to stop them from spinning until it stops. 

I will see if I can do that with my software. I haven't individually ruled out each fan yet.

 

22 minutes ago, Jon-Slow said:

 

My shot in the dark is that it's your PSU fan. And if it is, do not open your PSU, it's unsafe. Just send it back.

 

If you have to isolate the noise you might need to use a fan control software and turn off all the fans and turn them on one by one to see which one is making the noise. Either that or your HDDs.

I thought about the psu briefly. I will try ruling out the fans first.

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On 6/21/2024 at 6:35 PM, Skiiwee29 said:

Ticking as you mentioned is usually from 1 of 2 things in a computer. Fans, or Spinning discs. What I would recommend is going 1 by 1 on your fans and stopping them 100%, either in software or by gently pressing on the fan hub to stop them from spinning until it stops. 

 
 

Sorry for the late reply. Yesterday I decided to finally rule out each fan. It was one of the intake fans at the back of the rig! I think something is wrong with it that no cleaning seems to fix. I'm not sure I want to bother messing with it. I replaced it temporarily with my old cooler master fan and since then the annoying sound completely stopped. The only thing is the fan I put in is louder than the other fans. I need to buy a new and matching corsair fan. Thanks for your reply, you were completely right.

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