Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Computer making noise while off, but still plugged in?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Computer making noise while off, but still plugged in?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
So last night, I swear I was hearing my NAS (specs in rigbuilder) make noise while it was turned off. Every once and a while I'd hear hard drive clicking. You know the sound mechanical parts make the last second they lose power? They click a little bit and then the sound sort of fades away? The best way I can explain it is the sound your parts make when you force the computer off using the power switch on your case. No power or hard drive activity LEDs were on whenever I'd look back up at it.

Now, take with this a (very large) grain of salt, because I was trying to fall asleep. It's entirely possible that I actually HAD fallen asleep, and I was dreaming the whole thing. Not sure why I'd dream that in particular, but that's the best way I can describe my situation. Anyone know if this is even remotely possible?

EDIT: My NAS is temporarily housed in my room until I can get some cat5e cable running into my garage.
Edited by frizkie - 3/25/12 at 10:43pm
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 12
Was it just once or a few times?
I hear it all the time after I shut down my computer with my FreeAgent Ext. still plugged in, it then clicks and turns off, but I never hear it again.

Could just be the drives individually shutting down/sleeping.
post #3 of 12
See if it happens again,you might have a ghost in the machine type poltergeist. Seriously,you might've been dreaming it.

Unplug it from now on.
Back in Black
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4350 Vishera 4.8 ghz. ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0  MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Radeon HD 7950 CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 2133  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengence 8 gb ddr3 2133 Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 160 gb [steam] Crucial M4 64gb [apps/win xp] Lg Corsair Hydro H110 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit/Win Xp 32bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Back in Black
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4350 Vishera 4.8 ghz. ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0  MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Radeon HD 7950 CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 2133  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengence 8 gb ddr3 2133 Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 160 gb [steam] Crucial M4 64gb [apps/win xp] Lg Corsair Hydro H110 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit/Win Xp 32bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm not positive, but it was at least once or twice. The thing is, it must have been 10 minutes after I had turned the box off.

EDIT: Seriously, I'm going to be thinking about this as I go to sleep in a few minutes. It's creepy in a really sad sort of way.
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 12
Use a SMART tool to analyze the disk and see if it is having any trouble parking its heads. It is PROBABLY just your imagination, but it can't hurt to see if it's having trouble. I know a lot of motherboards default to not turning SMART on (for some reason I do not understand), so your BIOS may not be giving you any warning. I usually use passmark:
http://www.passmark.com/products/diskcheckup.htm

Good luck with your gremlins.
950
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 Asus X58 Sabertooth MSI R6970 Lightning Corsair XMS3 6GB 1600Mhz 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair Vengeance 12GB 2x ST Barracuda Raid 0 Asus, LG Win 7 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ViewSonic 19" HP w2207 NEC APC-H412 Corsair AX-850 
CaseMouseAudio
Antec 900 MS Laser 5000 Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
950
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 Asus X58 Sabertooth MSI R6970 Lightning Corsair XMS3 6GB 1600Mhz 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair Vengeance 12GB 2x ST Barracuda Raid 0 Asus, LG Win 7 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ViewSonic 19" HP w2207 NEC APC-H412 Corsair AX-850 
CaseMouseAudio
Antec 900 MS Laser 5000 Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Okay, I set my alarm 20 minutes early this morning, and just laid there for about 20-25. It's ACTUALLY HAPPENING, and I'm 100% convinced now. It happens every 5 minutes or so, so it did it 3 times in that 20 minute period. I've listened to it again, and it's more of a startup sound, and that makes more sense. The DVD burner I have in the NAS is an ASUS 24x DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS OEM drive. The reviews note that it's REALLY loud on startup. It makes this whirring noise that increases in volume, literally like a small jet engine spinning up. Then there are some hard drive clicks, and a small beep, not from the motherboard's speaker, but somewhere else on the board, because it's significantly quieter. Not sure what else has an internal speaker on it, but it's a very clear, although quiet, beep.

I'm just sitting here laughing because I thought I had just gone loony, but I was fully awake and heard it at least 3 times in a short period.

Quote:
Originally Posted by avesdude View Post

Use a SMART tool to analyze the disk and see if it is having any trouble parking its heads. It is PROBABLY just your imagination, but it can't hurt to see if it's having trouble. I know a lot of motherboards default to not turning SMART on (for some reason I do not understand), so your BIOS may not be giving you any warning. I usually use passmark:
http://www.passmark.com/products/diskcheckup.htm
Good luck with your gremlins.

I just ran this utility, thanks for the suggestion. All the SMART readings are listed as "OK", so I don't think its the drives, but to be sure, I'm running a "Disk Self Test" on each of the drives.
Edited by frizkie - 3/26/12 at 7:28am
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 12
Is it possible that it's your monitor going in and out of sleep/power saving mode?
Angry Monster
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 4770K MSI Z87 G45 HIS R9 290 G-skill Ripjaws 4x4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 640GB Sata III LG DVD RW Corsair H70 W8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
42" Sharp Aquos K800 EW 650W Antek 900 
MouseAudio
R.A.T. 9 Soundblaster xi-fi Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
Angry Monster
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 4770K MSI Z87 G45 HIS R9 290 G-skill Ripjaws 4x4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 640GB Sata III LG DVD RW Corsair H70 W8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
42" Sharp Aquos K800 EW 650W Antek 900 
MouseAudio
R.A.T. 9 Soundblaster xi-fi Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by avesdude View Post

Use a SMART tool to analyze the disk and see if it is having any trouble parking its heads. It is PROBABLY just your imagination, but it can't hurt to see if it's having trouble. I know a lot of motherboards default to not turning SMART on (for some reason I do not understand), so your BIOS may not be giving you any warning. I usually use passmark:
http://www.passmark.com/products/diskcheckup.htm
Good luck with your gremlins.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post

Is it possible that it's your monitor going in and out of sleep/power saving mode?

Not a chance. It's a NAS, so it's headless right now. I've had these two monitors for at least 2-3 years.
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Bump? I'm going to check it out tonight again.
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Turned it off for the night. 2 minutes after that, getting in bed, and it buzzes. Whirring sound as usual, coming from the DVD drive. I turned around quickly enough to see a green light on the DVD drive. I'm going to play with it some more to see if I can isolate the component that's causing the problem.
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
Panda Mk3
(19 items)
 
Home NAS
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMOptical Drive
Core 2 Duo e4500 Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX 2GB (2x1GB) generic 667MHz ASUS DVD/RW Drive 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Windows 7 32-bit 220W Thermaltake PSU Thermaltake Element Q 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Computer making noise while off, but still plugged in?