Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › GPU clicking noise
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

GPU clicking noise

post #1 of 57
Thread Starter 
Ok, this computer is like 3 weeks old and it's already driving me insane. This clicking issue has started only like a week ago, and it comes and goes. So it can occur for like 5 minutes, stop for 10 minutes, work for 10 minutes, stop for 2 minutes and so.
Bad fan? Or could this be dust and the GPU needs to be cleaned internally?
Specs :
Core i5 3450 @ stock 3.1 GHz
Gigabyte P61A-D3
1 x 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ( downgraded to 1333 Mhz due to motherboard limitations )
GTX 560 Ti EVGA free performance boost version.
Cougar CMX 700 Watts power supply.
Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
Not bad
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @ Stock Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Galaxy GTX 660 Ti 2 GB GC 8 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Samsung SyncMaster T23A350 1080p HEC Cougar CMX 700W V2 Cougar Volant Black 
  hide details  
Reply
Not bad
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @ Stock Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Galaxy GTX 660 Ti 2 GB GC 8 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Samsung SyncMaster T23A350 1080p HEC Cougar CMX 700W V2 Cougar Volant Black 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 57
You're sure it's the GPU? I had a crappy psu which constantly switched the relay (or something like that, I'm not an electrical engineer tongue.gif), which produced a clicking noise.
post #3 of 57
It might be possible that the gpu cooling fans might be hitting some part of shroud slightly due to minor damage or structural defect, try to listen to the sound, is it clicking ot like humming/vibration, if its the latter it might very well be capacitor buzzing which in most cases is normal under load !
post #4 of 57
Thread Starter 
I forgot to mention, this issue occurs even while the PC is still booting. The issue also might not even occur while the GPU is at max usage, and the sound goes up and down even while the PC is totally idle.
Yes, I'm 99% sure it's the GPU.
Not bad
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @ Stock Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Galaxy GTX 660 Ti 2 GB GC 8 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Samsung SyncMaster T23A350 1080p HEC Cougar CMX 700W V2 Cougar Volant Black 
  hide details  
Reply
Not bad
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @ Stock Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Galaxy GTX 660 Ti 2 GB GC 8 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Samsung SyncMaster T23A350 1080p HEC Cougar CMX 700W V2 Cougar Volant Black 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 57
Slow your horse Sh** down bro.


Load up Furmark and let it run for half an hour. Do you still the horse hooves click??


If the answer is no, the go to next step.



Run LinX for half hour. Do you still hear night rider coming after you?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skorpian View Post

I forgot to mention, this issue occurs even while the PC is still booting. The issue also might not even occur while the GPU is at max usage, and the sound goes up and down even while the PC is totally idle.
Yes, I'm 99% sure it's the GPU.


RMA the card.
post #6 of 57
Then im leaning toards the fans being obstructed by shroud or some similar structural defect, it can't be anything else imo, open the cabinet and inspect closely as form where the sound is originating !
post #7 of 57
Thread Starter 
Thanks, just curious tho, why run Furmark when the noise occurs even on complete idleness?
Why would it be a structural defect tho? Just wondering, if it's a structural defect wouldn't the issue appear since day 1?
By open the cabinet you mean open the case?
Edited by Skorpian - 12/3/12 at 3:37am
Not bad
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @ Stock Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Galaxy GTX 660 Ti 2 GB GC 8 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Samsung SyncMaster T23A350 1080p HEC Cougar CMX 700W V2 Cougar Volant Black 
  hide details  
Reply
Not bad
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @ Stock Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Galaxy GTX 660 Ti 2 GB GC 8 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Samsung SyncMaster T23A350 1080p HEC Cougar CMX 700W V2 Cougar Volant Black 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 57
Skorpian,i would suggest you against using furmark, it has killed more gpus than saved !

for a proper gpu test run 3dmark11, its pretty efficient and fast at bringing forth any problems with gpu, and try running kombuster, similar to furmark but a bit forgiving at that !

And moreover before doing all this open the case to confirm if the clicking sound is not made by the gpu fans !
post #9 of 57
Thread Starter 
Yes, that's why I was asking before using furmark, I used it before as instructed by someone and closed it like only 3 minutes later as it tortures the **** out of the GPU xD.
So, should I run a proper a gpu test after making sure it's the GPU fan? Why tho?
Excuse my curiosity hehe but I like to learn, I hope that doesn't bother you biggrin.gif.
Not bad
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @ Stock Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Galaxy GTX 660 Ti 2 GB GC 8 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Samsung SyncMaster T23A350 1080p HEC Cougar CMX 700W V2 Cougar Volant Black 
  hide details  
Reply
Not bad
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K @ Stock Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Galaxy GTX 660 Ti 2 GB GC 8 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Samsung SyncMaster T23A350 1080p HEC Cougar CMX 700W V2 Cougar Volant Black 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skorpian View Post

Thanks, just curious tho, why run Furmark when the noise occurs even on complete idleness?
Why would it be a structural defect tho? Just wondering, if it's a structural defect wouldn't the issue appear since day 1?
By open the cabinet you mean open the case?
The fans can develop these defects over time and they might take 1 day or 1 year to do so, even in my case something similar happened within 2 months of purchase and had to rma the card due to that, moreover the fans on a few models of gpus are so fragile that if you clean them a bit roughly they start giving problems !
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › GPU clicking noise