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Where is that noise coming from?

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iancredible

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I purchased an ssd to replace my two normal hdd drives.
However, even with the two hdd unplugged and just the ssd plugged in, i can hear the sound of a hdd loading sound whenever i load anything I thought this was strange as ssd has no mechanical parts to make noise. So i sent the ssd back and got another. But the sound still persists. not only that but sometimes in games or even just opening the start menu, there will be a "click" sound from the computer. like it clicks before loading something.

I took the side off the computer and had a listen, its definitely not my ssd. But it is only making the loading sounds when loading and the clicking whenever something is first loaded up. Literally like the sound of a click of a mouse.

I can't figure out where the sound is coming from. Help? It's starting to make my games randomly jolt/stutter every now and again too.

System Specs

Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Guerrilla
CPU: Intel I7 960 3.2ghz 1366
Memory: Corsair Vengeance xmp memory module 16GB (4x4GB) 1600MHz
Graphics Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 ARMOR 6GB OC
Hard Drive: Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB SATA3 2.5inch SSD
PSU: Corsair CP-9020015-UK CX 750W
Case: Fractal Design R5


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The CD/DVD optical drive could be making the noise.

Make sure the computer fans are clean and working correctly.


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