That's odd. I thought i had it set to adaptive, the saved profile is adaptive, but the button says static. despite the settings in the right window saying adaptive. thats odd. Maybe it reset itself to static? the clicking is less severe today, though the clocks are the same as what i set them too.
Its definitely not the fans. I stopped them one by one and the noise continued regardless. I didn't try with the pump but the noise has quieted down a lot after un-overclocking the CPU. Not immediately. It took a little while after reverting CPU to default for it to stop, but it has, or at least has gotten far quieter.