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Hey everyone,
I don't as much go on here but since I have had it with another forum, I might go on here and try to contribute to helping others. smile.gif
Anyway, I have this horrible 'cricket' sound like noise coming from my Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti when the fan is around 68% and normally occurs when playing heavy 3D games. It is awfully loud and hard to live with it going on when playing and during summer times. I am worried that there might be an issue in the fan or the motor.

Could anybody help me please?
I've recorded a sample of what it sounds like: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0Huk7hZ5MPz (Link is safe)

Thanks.
post #2 of 13
Your fan blades are touching the outer casing. The sound is distinctive.

This happens when the bearing holding the fan becomes a little loose. So at higher speeds a "wobble" is induced.

Do you have this card?


Since the upper portions are far away from the fan, it may be touching the bottom frame(the three strips with the screws.
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i dont get that kind of sound but my fan sound is so loud when im playing call of duty black ops 2.
it rises up to 70C.
is that fine? i have my fan speed at auto(syncs with temp)
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Check out and search "the mod".
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Your fan blades are touching the outer casing. The sound is distinctive.

This happens when the bearing holding the fan becomes a little loose. So at higher speeds a "wobble" is induced.

Do you have this card?


Since the upper portions are far away from the fan, it may be touching the bottom frame(the three strips with the screws.

No, I have this one: http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3836#ov
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Check out and search "the mod".

I did and I cannot do it as my computer is at a 3 year warranty.
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No, I have this one: http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3836#ov

Hmm... similar design, smaller fan, more enclosure.

Anyway, did you observe any wobble, fan blades touching the frame or the bottom support?
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Not that I know of no. The noise stops when the speed is passed 70% though. I know for sure that there is no dust obstructing it as I have cleaned it out. The card is facing upside down, maybe the fans are not hitting the metallic board...?
post #8 of 13
There's a range in which the wobble is highest. At very high speeds (in your case past 70%) the angular momentum is high enough to keep the fan level.

The orientation of the card will not be a factor if the wobble is too much(early stages).

The reason this should not be ignored : The fans wobble will gradually increase until one of the blades break.

In technical terms your problem is called a "bad bearing".
I would suggest an RMA.

PS: I had the exact same problem. I don't have a recording but it sounded exactly like yours. It was beyond the warranty period by then. My fan would go silent beyond 65%. So I fixed it at 70%. Few months later 2 blades broke, and I had to replace it.
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DId a little more testing, found out that the rattle becomes more obvious at 54% exact. I will RMA and see if it can get replaced. Thanks a lot man. Rep+ smile.gif
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DId a little more testing, found out that the rattle becomes more obvious at 54% exact. I will RMA and see if it can get replaced. Thanks a lot man. Rep+ smile.gif

What I have done to increase the life of my fan is adjust the fan profile to spin slower over a range. As long as it doesn't go above 70C on load I'm happy. I don't know for sure if it helps but...

Let us know what happens.

PS: Elfen lied thumb.gif
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