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  1. Kirlain

    Kirlain First world problems

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    So I finished building my dad's computer, powered it up. Everything booted up inside(fans spun up, etc). There was this "ticking" sound, so I unplugged all the drives.

    STILL TICKS.

    So, I sent back the supply and the mobo, because the mobo did come all beat up and shit...got it back yesterday. Brand new stuff, STILL TICKS!

    I think it's the power supply, ideas? Help. :hs:
     
  2. Trapt

    Trapt The Road Goes on Forever

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    sounds like HDD to me, try your HDD in another machine and see if it still ticks. also, make sure your fans arent hitting the finger guards or anything else inside the case.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: Could be a hard drive.
     
  4. Rob

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    Even with no HD does the new MB still not boot up?
     
  5. Kirlain

    Kirlain First world problems

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    Ack my fault, forgot to leave out the fact that I discoed ALL DRIVES after the ticking. The MB doesn't boot and it ticks. :o
     
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    :wtf: Is the clicking coming from the mobo?

    Is it a coming from the PC speaker? I think the first thing I would do is isolate where the noise is coming from?
     
  7. Kirlain

    Kirlain First world problems

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    Yeah, I discoed all cords to the drives. I stopped the fan with my finger, still ticking. I can't pinpoint where the hell the noise is coming from at all! It's so odd!

    :'(
     
  8. Kirlain

    Kirlain First world problems

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    Dude, its not the power supply. Could it be the CPU? The access light on the case flashes everytime it ticks...or could a jumper or something be fucked up? I'm so lost.
     
  9. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    sounds like a problem with the motherboard (probably a short somewhere)

    :doh: I see you've already replaced that - I guess it *could* be the CPU but I would find it more likely that you got two bad PSUs or two bad motherboards. :dunno:
     
  10. Kirlain

    Kirlain First world problems

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    Not the motherboard, CPU is fried. Just turned it on and let it click for a while, then turned it off. WOOOWEEE it stinks, perfect burn marks on 80% of the solder lines.

    Wee.

    RMA time for me!
     
  11. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    wow. never heard a cpu click b4

    neat
     
  13. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    tis a bomb :eek4:
     
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    you might have overlooked it, but did you set your voltage to 115 on the powersupply?
     
  15. Kirlain

    Kirlain First world problems

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    Of course, it comes set like that. I'm assuming it was ticking because it was arcing...and everytime it would tick, the CPU access light would come on. So I just let that bitch run for 5 minutes ticking, then turned it off. Stuck my nose on the heatsink fan, and it REEKED. Pulled it off, and it had flawlessly symetrical burns.

    On most of the solder lines, all in the SAME place too.

    like...

    ---------X----
    ---------X----
    ---------X----
    ---------X----

    X denotes a burn. :cool:

    Is that what NORMALLY happens when a CPU fries? :o
     

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