XPS 410 Sound

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Nikon, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Nikon

    Nikon Guest

    I have a new Dell XPS 410 with dual harddrives. These are the 7200 rpm
    drives.
    Question: Does thsi computer suppose to make a constant clicking
    sound during operation? Is this the
    sound of data being written to the drive? My old Dell Dimension M166a
    did not make this sort of sound or noise.
    A Dell trouble shooter seems to think that the sound is do to a
    defective fan on the video card. I just do not know.
    Any other owners with this machine getting the same sound?
     
    Nikon, Aug 26, 2007
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  2. Nikon

    Nikon Guest

    I failed to mention that it is running Vista Ultimate.
     
    Nikon, Aug 26, 2007
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  3. if constant, probably a fan. If it coincides with drive use, could be the
    HD. some Dell's in the BIOS have a setting for the HD for performance or
    quiet mode....you could try that.
     
    KickinChicken, Aug 26, 2007
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  4. Nikon

    Robert Firth Guest

    I had a similar issue with my hard drive in a Dell Inspiron 6000. The hard
    drive was loud, making clicking noises when it searched for data. Happens in
    all operating systems, not just Vista. After my hard drive failed - I'm
    guessing this was an unrelated issue - I got a replacement drive which did
    not make the noise. You can tell if it is a fan. A fan would make a quick,
    very consistent clicking noise. Hard drive is a regular noise, but it isn't
    as often, and it sound - doesn't sound like a fan noise. Use your
    imagination :)

    Robert Firth
    http://www.winvistainfo.org
     
    Robert Firth, Aug 26, 2007
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  5. Nikon

    Nikon Guest

    THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN SOLVED. THE SOUND WAS A LOOSE AND DANGLING EXTRA
    HARDDRIVE HARNESS TO BE USED IN INSTALLING YET ANOTHER HARDDRIVE.
    THE HARNESS PLUG TERMINAL WAS ACTUALLY HANGING DOWN OVER THE VIDEO
    CARD FAN AND MAKING CONTACT WITH THE FAN BLADES.
     
    Nikon, Aug 31, 2007
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