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Originally Posted by stringzoffury View Post

I think it has something to do with fan now actually. Whenever I turn the fan speed much above 60% I get the sound and in game as i said I usually have framerate problems or crash when I hear the sound but if i turn the fans down I'm fine I've found.

that makes way more sense with the type of sound you're getting.

If it really bothers you you could RMA the card.

You could try disassembling the HSF (usually voids warranty) and see if the fan is hitting somewhere it shouldn't and could even try oiling the fan bearings

Good Luck
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that makes way more sense with the type of sound you're getting.
If it really bothers you you could RMA the card.
You could try disassembling the HSF (usually voids warranty) and see if the fan is hitting somewhere it shouldn't and could even try oiling the fan bearings
Good Luck

It seems like it would be just the fan, but it sounds strange that he gets those artifacting/crashing problems at the same time. I think there might be more than a faulty fan here.....at this point you should RMA.
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It seems like it would be just the fan, but it sounds strange that he gets those artifacting/crashing problems at the same time. I think there might be more than a faulty fan here.....at this point you should RMA.

Can I even RMA it? I got it from Newegg and it's 2-3 months old now...
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Can I even RMA it? I got it from Newegg and it's 2-3 months old now...

You could try newegg but I think you're out of their RMA range. You should still be able to go through the manufacturer though. What brand is it?
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You could try newegg but I think you're out of their RMA range. You should still be able to go through the manufacturer though. What brand is it?

It's a Sapphire.
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I don't think this is the case because I have heard recordings of that sound and the sound I'm getting is not high pitched at all but more of a very rapid clicking type of noise.

are you sure its not the fan bearing
 
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are you sure its not the fan bearing

I think the fan is hitting something it's not supposed to because I tried lifting the card up a little while the fans were going hard and the noise stopped. Also, the graphics errors ONLY occur when the fans are going really hard. I can play stressful games on the lower automatic fan settings just fine just the card gets a little hotter.
Edited by stringzoffury - 2/4/12 at 2:21pm
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I think the fan is hitting something it's not supposed to because I tried lifting the card up a little while the fans were going hard and the noise stopped. Also, the graphics errors ONLY occur when the fans are going really hard. I can play stressful games on the lower automatic fan settings just fine just the card gets a little hotter.

Sapphire is pretty good about RMAs, I've never had a problem and 90% of my graphics cards have been Sapphires. Hit em up on the phone or through email and they should handle it.
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