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Spizal

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Hi, this is my first time posting on this website so hopefully this problem has not already been adressed once before.

My computer which is all just custom parts was meant for games and i've had no problems with it up untill about a week ago when it shut down on my all of a sudden. I turned it back on and ever since then their is a continous clicking noise that gets stronger or weaker depending on how many processes i have running. I suspect that it is a heating problem because if i try to start a game that demands some pretty descent graphics such as The Sims 2. It begins to click very rapidly and very vilolently and then turns restarts. If i leave it off for about a day or so i can get it to turn on for about 6-8 mins and run windows media player, or itunes ect but no games without instant shut down. I have taken off the case and looked over the parts and cannot see an direct cause of the clicks or a heating problem. Once i turn it on and then it reboots it's self it takes shorter and shorter amounts of time for it to reboot again from once i login to the point where it turns on and i don't even have time to get into System Bios before it reboots again. I've been trying to keep my computer as clean as possible so their is no porn, or P2P file sharing programs on it either. So if anybody has heard of a problem like this or has any feedback it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Michael
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most of the time a clicking sound would indicate a failing hard drive....if you can...boot the system with the case open and listen to the hard drive...is the clicking comming from the hard drive?

are all the fans spinning when the system is on?
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Yes i have tried removing the case to further investigate the problem, and i still can't tell exactly where it is coming from but i think it may be coming from powersupply fan do you think thats possible
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it is possible....if there's some dirt in the fan...or if the bearing is failing in the PSU....but you should be able to tell if the fan is actually moving...the PC shouldn't shut down from the psu fan clicking though...only if the fan is stopped and the thing overheats...there could be something else failing in the PSU...maybe the click is something arcing? it really shouldn't be the PSU since you describe that the problem get's worse with more activity on the machine (such as games etc..)..



try this just in case you can get an error message...
In safe mode:

Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, choose ADVANCED, choose the SETTINGS button in the Startup And RECOVERY section, and uncheck AUTOMATICALLY RESTART

Now reboot. This should result in the BSOD error...report the STOP ERROR and any parameters.
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