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Re: xps 8300 starts clicking after a couple of hrs

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll run the HDD diagnostics right away. I am pretty sure it is a fan but I'll try and rule out the HDD first.

If it is a fan how do I re-seat it? I have never heard of doing that before and have no idea how it is done.

Thanks for your advice.

XPS 8300, SNB, i7-2600 (3.4GHz) | SDRAM - 6GB DDR3 1333MHz | Optical drive - 16x DVD-RW | Video - ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 | Monitor - Dell U2311H 23IN FP | HDD - 1TB SATA 2, 7200 RPM |  OS - Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit | Audio - Creative Labs SB X-Fi Titanium PCIe

Latitude E5420, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70 GHz | 8 GB RAM OS - Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit | 

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