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Hi,

I just upgraded from a 580 to 6990. Installed it last night got cross fire to work etcetc. Played some starcraft this thing is super hot and sounds like a jet engine taking off. I just noticed this morning that the fan right above idle, 50% makes a weird almost clicking sound is that normal? then at about 30% Its gone. That being said I will be going water soon so it shouldn't matter but just curious is it supposed to be making that weird sound?

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I have seen lots of threads about the Fan noise on the 6990, it seems it was a poor design choice by AMD. And as all 6990's are reference (correct me if i am wrong), but i haven't seen any non-reference 6900's that use aftermarket coolers.

Best thing to do is Stick 'em under Water!
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yeah ^^, you should water cool it.
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i will, so that weird sorta clicking sound is supposed to be there when the fan spins up?
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The clicking sound is not supposed to be there other than the fan spinning sound. Looks like the fan is out of balance or in friction with something at certain speed.

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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

The clicking sound is not supposed to be there other than the fan spinning sound. Looks like the fan is out of balance or in friction with something at certain speed.

+1

Make sure the fan is not hitting the Heat Shroud
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