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Fan Trouble / Scary Noises --- MSI 6950 Twin Frozr iii

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Hey all.

So I bought a MSI 6950 Twin Frozr iii back in March and it works great...except that for the past few weeks, on startup, the gpu's fans make a really loud creaking noise, as if they are about to just crack or something. But, after a few minutes, the sound simply disappears and all is back to normal, healthy operation.

The fans are physically intact (no missing blades), I cleared the card of dust to the best of my abilities, and there is no surging heat issues.

Anyone have an idea what this phantom problem could be? Is there anything I can do to help my poor gpu fans not struggle so much?

Thanks. biggrin.gif
Edited by TheScarecrow - 12/2/11 at 7:47pm
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I'm fairly sure the Twin Frozr III's have a dust clearing function on them which could be the reason for the high pitched whine at the start. Not sure, but it could be a possibilty. (It might also just be a feature on the 580's frozr, so take this with a grain of salt)
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I'm fairly sure the Twin Frozr III's have a dust clearing function on them which could be the reason for the high pitched whine at the start. Not sure, but it could be a possibilty. (It might also just be a feature on the 580's frozr, so take this with a grain of salt)

Sorry for the hiatus and late reply. I actually didn't know it had that feature, but it never made such an intense noise 'till recently. ::Shrug:: I guess I'll just keep an ear out and hope the fins don't randomly snap or something. Ha, or just not turn my rig off. Still, thanks for the input.
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