I've just recently noticed a new noise coming from the tower, kind of a chatter/chirping. It's continuous. It's not a hard drive noise (the usual noise heard when defragging--it's suspended by rubber bands), and I ruled out the possibility of fans by unplugging them. The odd thing is, the sound is almost continuous as long as the PC is running, but pauses breifly when I click on a folder or open a folder, but not when I close it.
Is the popping I hear harmful, and if so, is there anything else I can do about it?
Are these 2 problems related? If not, what can I do about the weird noise?
Power supply= Antec Neopower 480
UPS= APC 450W
Processor=AMD Athlon XP 2900
Vid Card= Radeon 9800pro (no tv tuner)
Soundcard= Creative Audio Sound Blaster PCI 128
Speakers= Logitech Z2300