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Windows 7: Graphics card making weird noises

06 Jun 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Graphics card making weird noises

Just to keep things straight, you're only supposed to hear the airflow from the graphics card, right? I just got a new one and it kind of sounds like the fan is grinding. I'm about to RMA it. I got an EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti.

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06 Jun 2012   #2

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UR,
Likely it's fan is hitting it's shroud. You could try pulling it out and spinning the fan manually to see where it's hitting and see if you can push and make some clearance. Otherwise as it's a premium card then just RMA it.
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06 Jun 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
UR,
Likely it's fan is hitting it's shroud. You could try pulling it out and spinning the fan manually to see where it's hitting and see if you can push and make some clearance. Otherwise as it's a premium card then just RMA it.
Well, when I spin it manually I hear it as well but it's not hitting anything. I also downloaded the tool to turn the fan up and down. So I know for a fact it's the fan.
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06 Jun 2012   #4

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Well then it's an RMA candidate for sure, maybe they'll ship one out if you charge the price of another to a credit card and then ship the defective back in a few days. That way your still up most of the time.
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06 Jun 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have my old graphics card still. It just sucks because I've been waiting for a while. So now I have to wait for my box to ship it back, wait for them to process it, and then ship me a new one.
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06 Jun 2012   #6

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I bites but you deserve a quieter card.
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06 Jun 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I bites but you deserve a quieter card.
This is true. I've waited for so long to build this computer. I spent quite a bit on it.
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06 Jun 2012   #8

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Nice that you have a back up card and you're right you've built a excellent rig ! Have you or maybe you will post it in "show us your rig"?
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06 Jun 2012   #9

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I already have a couple of pictures of it without my 550. I can always post those up for now. I'm still getting 2 other things too.
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06 Jun 2012   #10

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Yeah it seems I've been there and continue to be there. But it's fun to tinker and improve on an already great rig. I just dropped a 8 core in mine and have it humming at 4.7 Ghz......yikes!
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