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    MotherboardAsus ROG Maximum VIII Hero
    ProcessorIntel i7 6700K
    Memory (part number)Kingston Fury DDR4 2666 @2800
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    MonitorAOC 32" U3277 @3840x2160
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    Question MAXIMUS VIII HERO makes click ~3 seconds after booting into Windows

    As the title says, an audible single click comes from the motherboard just after the OS (whether Windows or Linux) appears on the screen. I have provided a brief overview of the single click in bullet-points.

    • Has occurred since the motherboard was purchased (new)
    • Does not appear to affect overclocking or other functions
    • USB freezes for split-second when click is audible
    • Heavy stress-test stability using LinX and AVX are fine
    • Latest published BIOS (at time of posting)
    • Encoding, gaming, general use appears fine
    • Using most recent drivers (at time of posting)

    I'm more curious, than concerned about this clicking sound, since it's been there for over 18 months.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be the cause? I have checked that all cables are correctly installed and have been assembling PCs since I was 14 (I'm now 29).


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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array NemesisChild PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC)
    ProcessorIntel i7 8700K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F4-3600C16D-16GTZR
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
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    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage #2WD Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X42
    CaseCooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spark
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    oops, thought I was replying to your post, but see here:
    Intel i7 8700K@ 5.2GHz (Delidded)
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    G.Skill TridentZ@ 4000MHz CL16 2x8GB
    SLI: 2x Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE@ 2025/2025MHz
    OS: Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: 2x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    Storage: WD Black 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 2TB
    EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

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