Hi Mike. Full system specs: https://valid.x86.fr/d8kgqy
Yes, I have the same issue with Corsair Link, HW Monitor and now your software, so it just has to be some pooling issue, as all these programs have some monitoring features and are reading temperatures.
In all three cases, the clicking stops when I close the applications (to be precise, each one of them is enough to cause clicking, not all three simultaneously). And no, the Toshiba drive is purely for storage. System is on a separate NVME drive.
I appreciate your help, thank you.