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Asus Rog Crosshair x670e hero or 7950x3D clicking noise

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I just build a new PC and I noticed a that it is making a clicking sound every few seconds (sounds a little bit like a clock). The PC is now 2 days old and I already tried removing the GPU, CPU Fans and fans from the casing but the clicking didn't stop. It sounds like the noise is comming from the mainboard / CPU area. I have installed the newest chipset driver and BIOS update.

Here the parts I am using (some are from my old PC):
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D15
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 Gaming OC
Mainboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero
RAM: 2x 16GB G.Skill Trident Z5 NEO CL36-36-36-96
-Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB (Old)
-Samsung 970 Evo 1TB (Old)
-Samsung 860 Evo 1TB (Old)

Case: be quiet! DARK BASE PRO900rev.2 srbk ATX (Old)
PSU: be quiet! Dark Power Pro P11 1000W ATX24 (Old)
OS: Windows 10 (Build 19045.3516)

The noise is not loud but if the room is silent, then it is noticable.
Here a video:

I hope someone can help me with this. Thank you


Customer Service Agent

Hi @Ascalon2303 ,

based on your issue, could you confirm whether the sound occurs during startup or only after the system has booted into the operating system? 

We recommend opening the case and carefully listening to see if the noise might be coming from the hard drive. 

Ensure there are no loose cables, wires, or components touching any fans or other moving parts within the computer. 

Even a small cable tapping against a fan blade can create a clicking noise. Although the noise doesn't seem very loud in the video, sometimes the power supply unit (PSU) can be the source of such noises. 

Listen carefully and consider temporarily replacing the PSU to see if the noise persists.

Thank you.