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7870 death rattle?

post #1 of 7
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Hi,

My 7870 has begun making a rattling noise when under load. The card is only about 2-3 months old. Not sure if this is a sign it is on the way out or not. Should I RMA it?

*Sound is pretty low*
post #2 of 7
Check the fan and make sure its not making the noise.
post #3 of 7
Sounds like a dust bunny. Make sure the surface your PC is on is totally clear, I've been a little cigar.gifcigar.gifcigar.gif and thought my PC was making strange noises and it was just a glass or pencil next to / under it.
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Take the card out and hit with some compressed air.
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post #5 of 7
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I'll try the compressed air. I noticed that when i pressed on it a little it stopped making the noise so i wondered if it was loose. I tightened the screws and such but it didn't do much. Just hoping it isn't a sign of the card failing :/
post #6 of 7
It is probably the fan's bearing is giving up. Just try lubing up the bearing and see if that helps!
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Alastair View Post

It is probably the fan's bearing is giving up. Just try lubing up the bearing and see if that helps!
This is what i though too, try this also, you can buy lube pretty cheap i use like sewing machine one i think.
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