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Ranger VIII random click

Varjo
Level 7
Hi, I recently upgraded to a maximus ranger viii motherboard and I've been hearing this single tick/click during boot and at random times when the pc is turned on.
Everything else in the pc stayed the same, I just switched cpu, motherboard and memory and that's when it started.
Now I gather this may be from the nec relay and is nothing to worry about, but why would it be doing this when I'm not using the onboard sound and have it disabled in the bios?
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NemesisChild
Level 12
Welcome to the forum!

Is it coming from your speakers/headphones or from inside your case?
Intel i9 10850K@ 5.3GHz
ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E
Corsair H115i Pro XT
G.Skill TridentZ@ 3600MHz CL14 2x16GB
EVGA RTX 3090 Ti FWT3 Ultra
OS: WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe M.2
Storage: WD Blue SN550 2TB NVMe M.2
EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
ASUS ROG Strix Helios GX601

From inside the case.

Varjo wrote:
From inside the case.


Unfortunately its like that by design which for folks like me who are OCD for these things gets annoying, its the same way for Maximum VII Hero, if you can ignored it then do so but if its something that will bother you all the time switch your board to something else as it won't be changed/fixed, I have a Xonar STX II sou d card too and I have to go through 3 clicks every time, so my OCD got the better of me and I switched boards.

Hello! Do you know if Z170 Deluxe does this sound too ? I will replace my VIII Hero because of on board sound popping anyway and I want to get rid of that clicking sound too.