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Hello all,

I just upgraded to a 780 Classified and it is great, though much louder than my old 660s. While I don't mind the wind tunnel, one of the fans on the cooler (EVGA ACX) seems like it is rubbing against something and making a really obnoxious noise. It almost sounds like i have a cicada in my case. Is there anything that I would be able to to about this short of RMA or getting a new cooler?
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Hello all,

I just upgraded to a 780 Classified and it is great, though much louder than my old 660s. While I don't mind the wind tunnel, one of the fans on the cooler (EVGA ACX) seems like it is rubbing against something and making a really obnoxious noise. It almost sounds like i have a cicada in my case. Is there anything that I would be able to to about this short of RMA or getting a new cooler?

Pull out the card and make sure the cooler isnt slightly bent. It sounds like it might be.

Also the wires running to the fans one the gpu may need to be push out of the way of the fan. check both.
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