Hard Drive issue squeak

November 25, 2012 at 03:16:02
Specs: windows XP, 3.2 GHz / 3327 MB

my specs are

MOTHERBOARD INFO : DIGILITE A88GMV series(foxconn) model name: DL-88MX3-FC
AMD 800G/SB710/ Socket AM3, 4 DDR3 Dual-CH/ Upto 16GB Memory Size, 5 SATA 3Gb/s, 12 USB 2.0/ HDMI & DVI Port / 7.1 Channel HD Audio Gigabit lan.

i have installed 4 gb of ram @1600 MHZ,
AMD phenomII x 4 955black edition @ 3.2Ghz,
nvidia geforce 9500GT. PATA DVD writer LG, i use a pretty ordinary power supply 450 Watt local brand came with my cabinet.

NOW THE PROBLEM THAT I AM FACING :(

well i purchased my computer this february,it worked fine for two months or so, then the hdd started giving noises(a squeaking noise) most probably it would restart(its similar to the sound which i get when turning on my pc, when the disks inside the hdd start rotating). I sent it to ACCEl(seagate drop points) for warrenty they replaced it with another 500gb hdd, this hdd worked for a week n then crashed, this time seagate replaced my 500gb with a 1tb hdd which broke down on the second day(but somehow i have managed to install windows XP n my pc is running but it often freezes after the squeak noise comes)

what can be causing this?
SMPS, sata cable,hdd?mobo?can anyone explain the difference b/w a 6gb interface hdd and a 3gb? my mobo has 3gb/s interface according to the manual how am i supposed to know what type of interface my hdd has?

AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition | 4 gb ddr3 | 1 TB segate | Nvidia 9500GT(O.C)


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#1
November 25, 2012 at 04:10:12

Your HDD interface is SATA(just look for connectors or the label on top of the hdd).

Get seatools(seagate hdd diagnostic tool) from seagate website and run extended or full test.

Next time get Western Digital HDD.

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#2
November 25, 2012 at 05:12:54

If the problem were other than a squeak, I might have suspected that your cheap power supply is frying your hard drives. Well.... Actually, if the one of the voltages that your power supply is feeding (probably the 12Volt one) is more than 5% over the nominal voltage (greater than 12.6Volts on the 12Volt rail, etc.), then it may actually be frying the hard drives and will soon burn out other components.
You can check these actual voltages in your BIOS set up screen.
Recommendations:
Replace the hard drive with a Western Digital one and replace the power supply with a good one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

You can use a 6GB/s hard drive on a 3GB/s motherboard, it is backwards compatible and will work just fine, probably a little faster.

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#3
November 25, 2012 at 05:16:52

The dude is from India, the newegg PSU listed will cost him his kidney :)

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#4
November 25, 2012 at 07:19:35

"the newegg PSU listed will cost him his kidney"

LOL.

@ killer007,

You were told your PSU was garbage back in January. Did you change it? If not, what's the point of asking for help if you're not going to take our advice?

http://www.computing.net/answers/cp...


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#5
November 25, 2012 at 19:47:11

i try to do as u all say but crappy engineers here brain wash my dads mind,n run away taking their fee after somehow managing to make my pc work for a week

AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition | 4 gb ddr3 | 1 TB segate | Nvidia 9500GT(O.C)


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#6
November 25, 2012 at 19:56:32

ok surely by next week im going to purchase a 625W cooler master PSU( http://www.theitdepot.com/details-C... ),

n @kewesu i ran seaTools for dos. and sadly i am not being able to complete the test(the test stops whenever my hdd squeaks) the furthest i could reach was 70% (with 32 errors detected). Well seagate has promised that this time they would replace my drive with a brand new 1TB hdd.

okay and one major question that i need to ask about smps cables, can i connect any cable to my hdd? or does different cables have different voltage values?or something?

AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition | 4 gb ddr3 | 1 TB segate | Nvidia 9500GT(O.C)


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#7
November 25, 2012 at 20:18:51

http://postimage.org/image/43jaeusxp/
http://postimage.org/image/czu2isjjx/

http://postimage.org/image/gkpy20o3h/
http://postimage.org/image/q6jiibf99/

first two pics are of the BSOD error i got recently
n the other two shows the voltages (in BIOS)

AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition | 4 gb ddr3 | 1 TB segate | Nvidia 9500GT(O.C)


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#8
November 25, 2012 at 22:29:00

Don't buy that Cooler Master unit instaed get this Corsair unit
http://www.theitdepot.com/details-C...
or
http://www.theitdepot.com/details-C...

can i connect any cable to my hdd?
No, only sata power and data cable will fit in sata connectors.
Sata power cable
http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuco...
Hard drives draw power from +12v(yellow wire) and +5v(red wire) rails.

Couple of things i noticed from BIOS screenshot
-Memory voltage is high (it should be 1.5v)
- +3.3v rail is missing
- System fan isn't installed or installed but the sensor wire isn't present.

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#9
November 26, 2012 at 02:02:24

"Couple of things i noticed from BIOS screenshot
-Memory voltage is high (it should be 1.5v)
- +3.3v rail is missing
- System fan isn't installed or installed but the sensor wire isn't present."

so how do i decrease the memory voltage?
+3.3 rail is missing: what 2 do?
System fan isn't installed or installed but the sensor wire isn't present.: do u mean CPU fan?

AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition | 4 gb ddr3 | 1 TB segate | Nvidia 9500GT(O.C)


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#10
November 26, 2012 at 05:42:43

"im going to purchase a 625W cooler master PSU"

Do not get the Cooler Master. It's not a good unit & you do not need 625W. This 450W Corsair will be more than enough & it's a heck of a lot cheaper:

http://www.theitdepot.com/details-C...

"Memory voltage is high (it should be 1.5v)" - "how do i decrease the memory voltage?"

You didn't say what the voltage actually is & I can't view your screenshots (site is blocked). Could be a BIOS glitch or it could be you're using RAM that needs to be overvolted. Some "performance RAM" requires voltage between 1.65v-1.90v. Any voltage adjustment is made in the BIOS menu, IF the option is available.

"+3.3 rail is missing: what 2 do?"

Once again, it could simply be a BIOS glitch. If it's not, the way to fix it would be to replace the PSU.

"System fan isn't installed or installed but the sensor wire isn't present"

Should be self-explanitory. Either you don't have a system fan or you're using a fan with a 3-pin plug rather than a 4-pin plug. The 4th pin is the sensor wire. System fan is a case cooling fan.

Not much info out there about your motherboard:

http://www.digisol.com/data/product...

I assume it's the same as this Foxconn board. Notice the 4-pin header for the System fan next to the CMOS battery:

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/Produ...


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#11
November 26, 2012 at 06:44:43

@riider, u got my board right, that's exactly what im using

http://www.uploadimage.in/di/G49Y/PC health BIOS 2.jpg

(BIOS)

and the interface with 4 pins near the cmos battery is empty(nothing has been connected ), there is another similar interface having 4 pins to which my cpu fan is connected, and the other fans are powered by my smps

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#12
November 26, 2012 at 07:59:21

okay and one more major question
difference between sata 1 sata 2 and sata 3?
how do i know whether my hdd is sata 1 or 2 or 3?
And how do i know which interface my mobo has sata 1 or 2 or 3?

AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition | 4 gb ddr3 | 1 TB segate | Nvidia 9500GT(O.C)


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#13
November 26, 2012 at 08:31:11

SATA III is faster than SATA II.

Specifications of the hdd and motherboard will tell you which flavor of SATA.
For example, your motherboard is SATA II.

You will want to use a SATA II or III hdd with your motherboard. SATA II drive is plenty good enough.

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#14
November 26, 2012 at 08:36:31

my mobo has SATAII ports can i connect sata III drives to it( will they work perfect?)
And do i need to purchase a different sata cable for that?And i also have a white ESATA port now what is esata?i searched google it says esata is for connectiong external drives but arnt external drives connected via USB? and what is EsataP

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#15
November 26, 2012 at 08:37:56

Yes

Will work to SATA II specs

No

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#16
November 26, 2012 at 13:34:40

SATA II and III drives will work, but at SATA II speeds so only purchase SATA III drive if the price is the same since the performance will be the same for you. SATA II signal cable will work for you, you only need SATA III cables if both the drive and the motherboard are SATA III type.

eSATA IS another port for external hard drives.
USB2 = 480Mb/s
USB3 = 5Gb/s
SATA II = 3Gb/s (internal)
SATA III = 6Gb/s (internal)
eSATA = 3.2Gb/s
eSATAp is or will probably be a powered eSATA port, right now you need another power source like an external power supply or a USB2 connector as well.
Thunderbolt = 10Gb/s
http://www.everythingusb.com/compar...

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#17
November 28, 2012 at 00:57:35

okay seagate has approved my request to replace my screwed up HDD witha New Build 1TB hdd plus i will get that 600 W PSU when i get the new hdd.

And a last question are there any software/utility with which i can test my mobo(whether all SATA ports r working properly) and CPU?
And the corsair PSU has its fan on top but my cabinet does not have gap for that on top.So can i install the PSU upside down so that its fan points downwards, will that be okay?

AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition | 4 gb ddr3 | 1 TB segate | Nvidia 9500GT(O.C)


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#18
November 28, 2012 at 01:33:49

The Corsair fan will point down when installed. It only fits one way.

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#19
November 28, 2012 at 16:49:46

The fan helps remove excess heat from your case. It takes air from inside your case and it goes out the back of the power supply/case. Old power supplies had rear mounted fans, but that limits the fan size so you either get less air movement or a noisier power supply. The larger fan that you see does a better job than the older rear mounted style.

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#20
December 21, 2012 at 22:00:12

okay i got the corsair CX600 unit and replace my ATA dvd rom with a SATA rom.
PC seems to be working fine but i still have a issue....the thing isi have 4 gb of ddr3 ram@1600MHz but its running at 666MHz why?(when i run speecy it shows "4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)")
the thing is when i installed the ram my c failed to start on the first attempt, then on the second attempt it showed a message which i cant completely recall....but it showed that the ram frequency had been lowered for some reason....
AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition | 4 gb ddr3 | 1 TB segate | Nvidia 9500GT(O.C)


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#21
December 21, 2012 at 22:08:32

oh and after that, I had changed the ram slot and got no error message during boot

AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition | 4 gb ddr3 | 1 TB segate | Nvidia 9500GT(O.C)


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#22
December 22, 2012 at 02:01:31

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/A...
The fastest supported memory is DDR2-1066 and DDR3-1333
666 x 2 = 1332 Mhz
Leave memory alone, 1600 Mhz can be achieved thru overclocking.

To be able to run Dual channel Identical Modules must be istalled in SLOT 1 & SLOT 3 or SLOT 2 and SLOT 4 or in both slots
Download Board Manual and scroll to page number 10
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/Produ...

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#23
December 22, 2012 at 04:19:29

@ kuwese i could not get much what u said,i dont understand much about RAM's :(
Is there any way u can tell me whether my RAM is working normally. I can provide all the screenshots(just tell me which one u need) :)
I already have CPU-Z and speecy installed

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#24
December 22, 2012 at 06:48:37

The memory controller is in the Phenom CPU, not the motherboard. That controller only offically supports up to DDR3-1333, so if DDR3-1600 is installed, the controller will automatically run it as DDR3-1333 (667MHz frequency). If you want your RAM to run as DDR3-1600 (800MHz frequency), go into the BIOS & manually adjust the memory settings.

"okay i got the corsair CX600 unit"

Why did you get a 600W PSU when you were told you didn't need that much wattage? A higher wattage unit isn't necessarily better, it just costs more. I'm surpised Seagate replaced the HDD so many times. I'm sure they could determine the reason the drives kept failing was due to your garbage PSU (the original one, not the Corsair).

And why did you only get one stick of RAM? You can't run dual channel mode with a single stick. By running just one stick, your losing out on 50% of the memory bandwidth. When you can afford it, get another identical 4GB stick, then dump WinXP & replace it with Win7 64-bit.

BTW, how did you go about installing XP on a SATA HDD? Just curious.


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#25
December 22, 2012 at 22:15:19

i ran sea tools for dos and it showed that the drive had many errors so i decided to install windows XP, but now seagate has replaced the drive with a new one(not refurbished)currently im using windows 7 32 bit :)
I got a 600W psu because im planning to buy a good gaming card by april :D

AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition | 4 gb ddr3 | 1 TB segate | Nvidia 9500GT(O.C)


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