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Windows 7: My motherboard is singing: this can't be a good thing

16 Aug 2013   #11
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pxfragonard View Post
Update: It started singing again. It took a week for it to happen again. I took the side off to look and I'm blowing the worst of the dust out. Then I noticed something odd. The fan on top of the new graphics card is still covered in its plastic. I'm not sure that looks right. But how to remove it safely is something I'm going to take my time to do. Can anyone advise on the right way to go about this please? I don't want to pull anything out of place. I'm very inexperienced.

Your Mechanic left the plastic wrap on the card it could have got hot and melted over everything

If he installed it he is the blame for the tune because he should of taken all the plastic covering off I admit it isn't always that easy to see but on the fan that should of been a big eyesore for the builder

Anyway blowing it out shouldn't have did anything


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16 Aug 2013   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Does the card look like this?
XFX Radeon HD 6750 Graphics Card

You might want to power everything down and remove the video card - then put it back in and test. If you don't feel comfortable doing that, you might need to take it to the person that installed the card.
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16 Aug 2013   #13
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pxfragonard View Post
Update: It started singing again. It took a week for it to happen again. I took the side off to look and I'm blowing the worst of the dust out. Then I noticed something odd. The fan on top of the new graphics card is still covered in its plastic. I'm not sure that looks right. But how to remove it safely is something I'm going to take my time to do. Can anyone advise on the right way to go about this please? I don't want to pull anything out of place. I'm very inexperienced.

Your Mechanic left the plastic wrap on the card it could have got hot and melted over everything

If he installed it he is the blame for the tune because he should of taken all the plastic covering off I admit it isn't always that easy to see but on the fan that should of been a big eyesore for the builder

Anyway blowing it out shouldn't have did anything
Um, well, I'm glad the blowing shouldn't have hurt it but... well, nothing was melted and I carefully removed the plastic... still not getting a picture, darn.... but thanks for your reply.
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16 Aug 2013   #14
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Does the card look like this?
XFX Radeon HD 6750 Graphics Card

You might want to power everything down and remove the video card - then put it back in and test. If you don't feel comfortable doing that, you might need to take it to the person that installed the card.
The pic at the link you posted doesn't look at all at what I'm finding (picture enclosed) but that's the name on the box... ??

As for taking it out and reinstalling, I don't have the confidence to do that at all... Maybe I'll google it but more likely I'll take it in.


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16 Aug 2013   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Can you detail where you found the plastic as I don't see anything blocking your fan and if the plastic wrap was covering the black plastic housing then just carefully pull if off. Get a can of compressed air and blow the rig out completely every 90 to 120 days. I like to stop all fans from spinning and I use a soft dry paint brush to loosen the dirt and blow it away from all fans and cooling fins and surfaces, this is best done outside for sure !
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16 Aug 2013   #16
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi and thanks for your response. Next time I'll use compressed air and outside too! I learned that the hard way. The plastic was on the housing and not blocking the fan at all. But still, I can't figure out why just cleaning out the worst of the dust suddenly gives me no visuals at all. Coincidence maybe. The card may have been singing that it was failing and it just happened to fail then.
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16 Aug 2013   #17
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Just looking at the fans the rig is holding a lot of dust, you're going to be amazed when you hit the fins and fans how much dust fly's! Dry brush the things you can and don't touch with your hands. Hold the fans still and blast away till you can't hold your breath any longer and walk away (outside) then come back till no more dust. If the gpu is hot then the fan will spin like crazy trying to cool itself.
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16 Aug 2013   #18
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Already cleaned, thanks. But still no pic. Thanks for your response.
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16 Aug 2013   #19
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Is it still singing?
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16 Aug 2013   #20
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No. It's unplugged. I can't get any visuals.
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