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Windows 7: Video Card Grinding?

02 Feb 2011   #1
Impulse Fire911

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Video Card Grinding?

Hello, now before anyone posts,
"oh, the ball bearing is broken" or w.e
hear me out
as we all know, its cold outside and when i came home today to turn on my pc, the card started to grind for no reason. i restarted and same thing. i noticed it was around 30C on the card, and i started up sc2 to see if it still worked.
i noticed, as the gpu got hotter and hotter, the less sound it made. at about 41C it completely stopped making any noise. i then turned off sc2 and still no noise. ive had this happen before. my question is. could the metal inside the card be contracting that much, that the fan actually comes in contact with it? i swear, the hotter it got, the less noise it made and vice versa.
anyone familiar with this behaviour?


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02 Feb 2011   #2
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Impulse Fire911 View Post
Hello, now before anyone posts,
"oh, the ball bearing is broken" or w.e
hear me out
as we all know, its cold outside and when i came home today to turn on my pc, the card started to grind for no reason. i restarted and same thing. i noticed it was around 30C on the card, and i started up sc2 to see if it still worked.
i noticed, as the gpu got hotter and hotter, the less sound it made. at about 41C it completely stopped making any noise. i then turned off sc2 and still no noise. ive had this happen before. my question is. could the metal inside the card be contracting that much, that the fan actually comes in contact with it? i swear, the hotter it got, the less noise it made and vice versa.
anyone familiar with this behaviour?
Very weird indeed mate.

I've heard of cards suffering from whining capacitors and such (only happening when the card is put under extreme stress or when pushing VERY high frames per second [200 plus]).

Have you tried messing around with a fan profile? Like putting it all the way up to 100%? to see if the grinding gets worse or....
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02 Feb 2011   #3
Impulse Fire911

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

yes, i have. when it is grinding if you turn the fan up it doesnt do much, just grinds louder. however the card stops grinding as soon as it reaches above 40C. i never ever ever up the fan speed to more than 30% when im playing a game, and it gets up to 60C max even then. i dont play games over 200fps haha, more like 60
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02 Feb 2011   #4
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Impulse Fire911 View Post
yes, i have. when it is grinding if you turn the fan up it doesnt do much, just grinds louder. however the card stops grinding as soon as it reaches above 40C. i never ever ever up the fan speed to more than 30% when im playing a game, and it gets up to 60C max even then. i dont play games over 200fps haha, more like 60
So the grinding stops completely as soon as the card reaches 40c?
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02 Feb 2011   #5
Impulse Fire911

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

yea, its very loud at around 30. now this only happens if the card is cold for a long period of time. like overnight, when its not running. then as it ups in temp, it gets less loud. its wierd.. like its just stopping the grinding altogether..
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02 Feb 2011   #6
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I don't know what to tell you mate.

This is the 1st time I've heard of such problem.

The one thing I'd do is, remove the fan completely to see what's up.
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02 Feb 2011   #7
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

My Radeon 4890 has done it for almost two years now. Only noticeable in winter.
With my card, it's the fan itself, internally, it doesn't like the cold, as soon as it warms up, no issues.

I wouldn't worry about it, especially if you have a warranty. Although I'd have a look at it.
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03 Feb 2011   #8
Impulse Fire911

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

yeh, its still in warranty so if anything goes wrong, ill just get a replacement. im planning to get a brand new system maybe sometime this summer. so i just need it to hold on a bit longer lol.
Wierd problem tho..
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