Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Hard Drive Clicking?

19 Mar 2012   #51
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Change the System Memory Multiplier to Manual and see what you can set it to to get the frequency to 1333 MHz.

DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) [MANUAL] would be how to change the timings. You could try manually setting the timings to 9-9-9-24 since that is what the Auto appears to be attempting to set them to, but failing. They are currently 8-8-8-20 and the frequency is 533.3 MHz.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Mar 2012   #52
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok i think ive set it up the way you asked, image attached.

I ran memtest but still getting same errors im afraid.

I took out the graphics card and ran it with the onboard vga just in case it was the card but the errors are still there as well.


Attached Thumbnails
Hard Drive Clicking?-manual.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2012   #53
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Alright, go to the exit portion of the BIOS and load setup defaults. Save, and exit the BIOS. Then shut down and turn off your computer and start on the next steps.

Try running Memtest86+ with just one module in one slot at a time. Find a configuration that does not give errors. That will mean the module and slot are good. Test the other slots with the good module to determine if there are any bad slots. Then test the other module in known good slots to determine if the module is bad. If you get errors with each module in each slot, that means the RAM is bad or not compatible with your board.

Avoid Static Damage to Your PC when swapping modules. You do not have to feel static discharge for it to kill RAM modules.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Mar 2012   #54
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok update time!

Tried Ram(1) in Slot 1 and there was errors immediately.
Tried Ram(1) in Slot 2 and there was errors immediately.

Tried Ram(2) in slot 1 and there was NO errors!
Tried Ram(2) in slot 2 and there was NO errors!

The non-error runs were left for about 5minutes i know that s not long but seeing as the other test had errors straight away i thought it was safe to stop them.

Secondly i noticed something odd when i was testing the Good Ram in Slot 2 with memtest it said in DDR2!
When running same test in slot 1 it said DDR3!
Is this normal or possible cause?

Screenshots added


Attached Thumbnails
Hard Drive Clicking?-ddr2.jpg   Hard Drive Clicking?-ddr3.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2012   #55
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The DDR2 problem seems to be something wrong in Gigabyte motherboards. I found another forum with the same thing: TR Forums • View topic - Memtest saying my chipset ram is DDR3 but it is not

I do not see anything substantial in regards to this occurring on all Gigabyte boards, so I suspect it may only happen with certain modules. See if you have any problems running it in your system in Slot 2. Also, see if CPU-Z picks it up as DDR2 or DDR3 in each slot.

It sounds like RAM(1) is bad, by the way, but I imagine you figured that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2012   #56
RitualJman

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

It sounds like your hard drive might be failing. I've had a hard drive do that then fail on me. I would recommend doing a back up of your your data on your hard drive.

RitualJman
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2012   #57
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

@ritualjman, you might of missed a couple of posts as ive now removed that hard drive and awaiting a new one

Quote:
The DDR2 problem seems to be something wrong in Gigabyte motherboards. I found another forum with the same thing: TR Forums • View topic - Memtest saying my chipset ram is DDR3 but it is not

I do not see anything substantial in regards to this occurring on all Gigabyte boards, so I suspect it may only happen with certain modules. See if you have any problems running it in your system in Slot 2. Also, see if CPU-Z picks it up as DDR2 or DDR3 in each slot.

It sounds like RAM(1) is bad, by the way, but I imagine you figured that.
Thanks for the link, i guess if its a problem with gigabyte and the only problem is its identifying it as DDR2 then i guess i can live with that.
I'll run CPUz with it in both slots and see what it says.

Yep i did guess that RAM stick was the problem lol

Now what do i do in regards to this make/brand of RAM i can get a refund or a replacement, i keep coming back to the post from Corsair saying this RAM isn't compatible with that board.

If it wasn't compatible then why would it work or could the fact it is incompatible be a cause for it to go 'bad'?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2012   #58
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I would suggest contacting Corsair via phone or e-mail and asking them if it is compatible with your board. See if they will replace the kit with one that is compatible if they deem it incompatible. Tell them you have a bad module regardless and will need a refund or replacement anyway.

I doubt an incompatibility would cause the RAM to go bad. I suspect you were either shipped a bad module to begin with or you did not follow static precautions during installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2012   #59
Cliff789

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gbu View Post
After successfully being helped by the kind members here i have yet another problem that i hope you can help with.

Over the last 36 hours i have noticed a 'clicking' noise that i believe is coming from one of my hard drives.

That happe3ned to me. The drive died shortly there after.
Back it up and dump it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2012   #60
gbu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
I would suggest contacting Corsair via phone or e-mail and asking them if it is compatible with your board. See if they will replace the kit with one that is compatible if they deem it incompatible. Tell them you have a bad module regardless and will need a refund or replacement anyway.

I doubt an incompatibility would cause the RAM to go bad. I suspect you were either shipped a bad module to begin with or you did not follow static precautions during installation.
The problem with Corsair is they are US based and cant RMA to them as im in the UK and i think the nearest center is in Holland or somewhere like that and would be expensive to send them.
I bought then from Amazon and because they are less then 30days old i can have refund or replacement.
What is also strange is that neweggs memory finder says this RAM is suitable with my board yet Corsair say different this is where my problem began.
Newegg.com - Memory Finder Tool

This was from Corsairs head guy unfortunately i had already ordered them after seeing the newegg site:-
Quote:
I am sorry but no that MB or chipset will not support the higher density modules. I would check with the MB maker for an approved list of compatible memory.
he also said
Quote:
it will either not post or it may not see all of the memory.
But because it did post and all the memory was seen plus newegg suggested it was ok i thought all was ok and he got it wrong as far as these sticks and my board go.

And now it seems ok(just run the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool) which passed but failed before im still not 100% of my next move?

Ithink i followed the static precautions as i earthed my self and wore anti-static gloves to handle all components.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Hard Drive Clicking?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD While Left Idle, Hard Drive Clicking Noise
Howdy, I've been having the occasional BSOD lately. Sometimes when I leave my computer idle, and once now when I was playing a video game (Element4l). Also, when I start up my computer, I get a hard drive clicking noise sometimes. This noise also happens occasionally when I'm using my computer....
BSOD Help and Support
Clicking sound from 1 month old hard drive
I bought a Hitachi 500GB HDD (7200rpm) just over a month ago (29/08/12) This morning I turned on my computer and it started normally (booted in 25.6s) I had some tabs opened in Opera then I heard this clicking noise from the hard drive, my computer started to move slowly and I shut it down for...
Hardware & Devices
BSOD after right clicking any hard drive
Hello sevenforums~ im new here.. i hope u guys can help me with my problem.. When fresh restart, my pc wont BSOD even i right click my e.g Drive C: . but after (probably an hour of using pc) i tried to right click the drive C: and it gives me BSOD. i got this error after rebooting Problem...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD & Clicking Hard Drive
Hi All I have a Windows 7 laptop (11 months old) and have had no trouble until last week when i tried to download the new IOS 4.2 for my Ipad.I left the PC running, and downloading the file fine, but when i returned, the screen was black with a message saying disk cable loose, no bootable...
BSOD Help and Support
Hard Drive clicking sound!!!
Hey guys when I boot my pc my main hd is making a clicking sound, and won't detect the HD. After a few tries I can get into windows. But it seems it's on it's last leg. I would like to make an image of this drive for another hd before it completely dies, any recomdations for software that can do...
Hardware & Devices
Hard drive makes clicking noise
Recently my Toshiba Portable hard drive has been making a clicking noise when I plug it in in intervals of 1 seconds. Does that mean its failing (PS: Its only 2 months old)
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:36.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App