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PNY 9800 GT screeching like a pro

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Hey guys,

Just helping out my buddy here who has a PNY 9800 GT EE 1GB graphics card that is make some truly horrid screeching noise (to the extent my ears are actually aching).

I've always known his PC to be loud but put it down to the fact of cheap fans etc, but, I brought the card back to my place to test with my sig rig and I've found out that the noise has in fact been coming from the graphics card.

I've checked in GPU-z and the fan speed barely hits 50% while idle, but this is when the sound is loudest. I was just playing BF3 beta with it (Metro, inside, not full screen as it cant handle it) and the fan speed went up to ~85%, but the sound got quieter

I'm pretty much just wondering if this is normal (I hope not), but if its not, can anything be done to remedy this or would RMA be the best option?

I've uploaded a video which I took on my iPhone so its not great, but it does indicate the sound pretty well. I put in some GPU-z screens to for some extra info.

Thanks!



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Clean out the fan and see if you can get the shroud off. It might be scraping the shroud. Maybe its the fan just starting to die
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Clean out the fan and see if you can get the shroud off. It might be scraping the shroud. Maybe its the fan just starting to die
I've cleaned it out as best I could with the shroud on because I can't seem to get it off, plus I don't want to break it as its not mine.

He's had this cause over 2 years and its been the same the whole time, he is just the kind of guy to not notice or do anything about it haha (aka, lazy).
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