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Hey guys I just installed my new MSI N660 TF 2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 that I bought from Amazon.

The card run fine, I tested on BF3 and GTA 4 and it works flawlessly.

One problem, I keep hearing this noise coming from between the video card and my PSU. It sounds like it's coming more from the PSU though.

I stopped the two fans on the 660 to see if the fans were making the noise, but I still kept hearing the noise, more towards the PSU as I said.

Maybe I'm blaming the PSU because I don't want the problem to be coming from my new video card, but could it be? Only started hearing this sound since I installed the 660 in this build. Nothing else have change aside from installing the card and drivers and cable management.

I also did some cable management, maybe that could have caused a change?

Everything is working good in my PC, it's just this unfamiliar sound. It's not that loud or anything, I was BF3 a while now and forgot about this sound, but I can't live with it. I spend a lot of quiet time on this PC doing homework, really don't want that sound to stick around.

Any ideas?

Here's my current sig build with the 660 by the way: http://www.overclock.net/t/1309537/which-gtx-660-should-i-get-for-my-build/0_40#post_18339756
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post #2 of 4
It could be a capacitor on the graphics card, one of my 6950's does that under high loads. It could be the psu as well. Easy way to find out would be to switch out the card and see if it does it, if not its the card, if you still hear it its the psu.... wink.gif
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A real old-school trick for determining the source of sounds like this is to putting a screwdriver handle into your earhole, and then touching the blade to the suspected sources of sound. Obviously, you have to do the test while the sound is actually occurring wink.gif

In this case, with the handle against your earhole, touch the blade to the PSU casing, then the GPU cooler, being careful of course not to short anything out ... if the source is either of those two things, you'll heard sound much more loudly when you touch the blade to the real source.
    
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Thanks for the help brettjv and JPigg.

I think I found the problem. It's certainly not the 660---thank god. I removed the 660 and put in my GT 430 and the sound was still there.

Took a deeper listen and guess who it is making all that noise? My old 360 GB hard drive, like 6 years old. Put my ear right up to it and oh boy it was loud...
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