Rightyho, so I did a recording whilst sitting like statue throughout. The clicks are there as before
Also, they definitely occur more often as the recording proceeds.
I don't really understand what you mean by there not being any processing. Doesn't converting analogue to digital count as processing? Or even the writing of data to RAM or a drive? Just the conversion needs memory and CPU right? There is a length of data required to convert the signal to requisite resolution. Or am I misunderstanding the definition of processing?
Are there any settings on the laptop or audacity I can fiddle with to try to reduce the problem? Starting to panic a bit as the weekend is the only time I get to do recording!
My sister has a similar setup with linux mint and audacity. Different laptop is all, and she doesn't get the clicks!