My Graphics Card fan is making a terrible, loud noise.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:03 AM
The computer is otherwise really quiet. But this fan has started acting up. I can hear it from the other side of the house. D:
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Cheapy cheap. I want to upgrade to something actually decent but I don't have the cash.
Any advice on dealing with it? Such as alternate DIY cooling methods or rigging a normal PC case fan or something to it?
And no, I can't upgrade now, I don't have the money, I would like to, but am too poor too.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:07 AM
Started out as a ticking noise a few days ago, so I cleaned the fan, and now its a repetitive sound like a ball bearing is loose inside.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:08 AM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:09 AM
I think it sounds like it's doing that.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:12 AM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:22 AM
If that isn't possible... clean the card out with some air from an air compressor or similar and try restarting. If that still doesn't fix the problem then you can try spinning the fan with your hands to find any obstructions, and if there is, definitely consider either getting a new card or replacing the fan with a home-pasted heat sink.
I don't really reccomend the last method.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:26 AM