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Well Basically was adjusting ram and everything is good, computer boots fine, runs fine, all desktop features respond faster/smoother (would have to really know your computer & it''s timing to recognize) well every since so, my hard drive will make a grinding noise like an engine of a car reving the rpm's up for about 2 seconds, then goes away, this barely happens (1 every couple of days) but it never made this sound before and I don't want to lose my hard drive if it is dangerous over time (pretty positive it's the hard drive?)
 

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Backup immediately! I mean right now!
Most likely that is the sound of the bearings going out.
 

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Thank you so much I backed up the HD, is there any chance of saving the hard drive? It's never been used, just installed it 1 month ago
Also if I go back to the rams normal settings (no overclock) could this prevent thi?, is it Ram related that may have caused this?
 

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Post a screenshot of hdtune (health tab).
 

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Can't see how a memory OC could effect an HDD. SMART doesn't pick up on bad bearings, if, in fact, the bearings are going bad; it will alarm when the bearings start affecting rotation speeds.
 

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What overclocking method did you used ? By HTT/FSB/BLCK or just increasing ram multiplier ? If you used HTT then it's just a problem with PCIE speed or the HTT is too high and sata contoller isn't working properly .
 

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Overclocking won't cause your HDD to grind.
It can corrupt the data sure...but not cause it to grind.

By the way make sure it's not a fan going bad...
I'm so paranoid that a fan going bad has convinced me several times that I had a dying HDD.

If your HDD is still under warranty you could RMA it.
I would thoroughly test the HDD before doing the RMA....which will probably result in killing the HDD thus then needing a RMA.
I would run killdisk DOD level wipes with 100% verify 2-3 times and see if the drive survives.
Then just to make sure...run a full scan with hitachi's tool to make sure the HDD is still good.

*evil laughter*
 

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Overclocking by HTT CAN cause hdd to fail. Ask those who were overclocking athlon xp/pentium III without pci/agp frequency lock.
 

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Regardless, I would do an IMMEDIATE BACKUP TO AN EXTERNAL DRIVE! Seriously, don't do anything with the computer until your data is safe. I might sound paranoid, but it's better to take the time to backup and not need it than the other way around.

Can you post pictures of your BIOS, specifically your overclock (After backing up)? That would give us a lot more to work with...
 
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