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ultimateslacker2

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Hello,

My HDD has been making noises.. like a buzzing sound

Is it on the way out the door?

I put in a different HD, and it buzzed on that one to..

Do I got 2 bad HD's on my hands?
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try connecting the hard drives to different ide or sata slots (whichever is applicable) and let me know if it is giving the same sound
also try runnin smart test on the hard drive from BIOS
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beware of a sound that resembles tick-tick-tick, that is the tick of death you find quite often posted here, any other type sound can be played with but the tick of death means that one only has a short time before the harddrive packs in, in this case discourage the poster from doing scans to it, advise poster to retrieve all the data needed before the crunch, sometimes one can put the harddrive in the freezer and gain a little more life but the outcome is certain, it will die
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I dont hear a ticking.. its more like its just the sound of when it turns on.. but I never heard this before.. I did change the heatsink/fan and its more quiet than the last one.. maybe thats why...

should I really put my HDD in thee freezer?
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not the freezer this time, it is a different problem and having read that it happens with your other harddrive placed in your computer the problem isn't the harddrive, not the harddrive, more likly motherboard, btw have you overcloaked your system at some point
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Nope.. running at a solid 2.4ghz... no overclocking...?
How could it be the mobo.. its been running fine for the last 4 years
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well earlier today.. around 345 pm i put in a old HD laying around as it has the same noise.. its 6 56 now and Ill let you guys know if this tweak really works..

Thanks!
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This Harddrive is going out... i heard a grinding noise..

Need a replacement soon which I do have.
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Wait, before you try that. Are you sure both are naff or is it just incorrectly set up. This buzzing is usually caused by the hard drive spinning so fast its vibrating the actual case. Ensure these hard drives are placed in securely (and _SCREWED IN_ tightly) :whistling:
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Thanks for that.. will do it sometime in the morning

Happy holidays to you!
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Its tight.. still same noise.

Tried differnet HD, still same noise.
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