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Hello OCN,
one of the fans on my Gigabyte 560 Ti sometimes makes a sort of grinding rattling noise ONLY when it's idle and fan speed is around 40%.
When in game, the GPU fan speed increases and sounds completely normal, it is only sometimes while it is idle i hear the sort of grinding rattling noise.

There is nothing obstructing the fans, i have done my best to maintain perfect cable management in my case, when i take the gpu out and spin the left fan there is no noise, when i spin the right fan with my finger i hear that same little rattling noise, the fan was also coming loose so i replaced the screws, still no difference.

I heard Gigabyte offers a 3 year warranty, i bought this card from my local store (Centrecom, Melbourne) and they said they'd send it off but it'd take 2 weeks or a month or even more.
Since the GPU is still fully functional and only makes that noise occasionally i was thinking of either ordering a new fan or cooler to avoid the warranty wait.

I was thinking of this cooler being a cheap one, i dont wanna spend more than $35.



ebay link:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PC-VGA-Computer-Video-Graphic-Card-cooler-K82D-NVIDIA-/230623225118?pt=AU_Components&hash=item35b237251e&_uhb=1#ht_9747wt_1397


Thoughts?
   
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post #2 of 7
It would probably work, but you never know. A lot of no name CPU coolers look good, but do a horrible job. Ordering a replacement fan for your cooler might be an easier and cheaper way to fix it. It just sounds like the bearing is getting rough.
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Hmm, i can get this for $45, reviews says it cools better than the Direct CU II Cooler by 10C
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/455/accelero-mono-plus.html

But it's quite large on the GPU
   
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post #4 of 7
You can repair it quite easily yourself, assuming you have the same problem that most MSI Twin Frozr fans have where the lube on the fan bearing starts to gunk up.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1336160/how-to-repair-msi-twin-frozr-heatsink-fans-or-how-to-fix-fans-where-there-is-no-hole-behind-the-sticker

I had the same problem to the point where it started out with a grinding noise at idle and then after a while both fans stopped and I was running nearly passive. Took it apart and lubed the fan bearing and my fans are spinning at 100%
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Originally Posted by SpartanVXL View Post

You can repair it quite easily yourself, assuming you have the same problem that most MSI Twin Frozr fans have where the lube on the fan bearing starts to gunk up.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1336160/how-to-repair-msi-twin-frozr-heatsink-fans-or-how-to-fix-fans-where-there-is-no-hole-behind-the-sticker

I had the same problem to the point where it started out with a grinding noise at idle and then after a while both fans stopped and I was running nearly passive. Took it apart and lubed the fan bearing and my fans are spinning at 100%

Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti (Windforce)
But thanx anyway.
If i was going to remove the fan from the heatsink i'd probably replace it, but a used fan for this card goes for like $15 on ebay, which is a lot for a small fan. Perhaps i could grab an aftermarket generic fan assuming it's the same size it'd work.

Edit: Actually i think they're the same fans. Im checking out ebay, looks like they're 75mm fans.
Edited by PoisonousRakija - 3/27/13 at 3:03am
   
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It's really easy to lube repair a fan back to its near original performance and as long as you don't go through any "Warranty" stickers you are fine.
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It's really easy to lube repair a fan back to its near original performance and as long as you don't go through any "Warranty" stickers you are fine.

Ill most likely just pick up a replacement fan from another 560 Ti off eBay for around $15. If i bother to fix it it'll probably be hard work and very fiddly, plus i'll have to buy something to relubricate the fan anyway
   
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