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Whenever I set the fan speed to 30-35%, I can hear a semi-loud whirring noise. It never used to do this. It gets really annoying once I start hearing it and I can't ignore it. Should I reseat the heatsink?
    
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Is the heatsink plugged up?
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It works perfectly fine. Just the whirring noise on the fan.
    
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Might be the bearing is gone on the fan
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Have you checked the fan moves freely and has no dust in it or anything ?
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The fan moves freely. There is a bit of dust that I need to clean out, but it isn't anything serious.
    
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The fan moves freely. There is a bit of dust that I need to clean out, but it isn't anything serious.
The bearing is gone :thumbs:
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The bearing is gone :thumbs:
Probably?
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Probably?
Why else would the fan just randomly start making whiring noize's? lol the 4xxx series card's are getting on a bit now.

How old is the card?
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post #10 of 16
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The card is about 2 years old, but I used it for a year 1/2. If I have to replace the heatsink with the Accelero Xtreme I will because the reference cooler is too loud for me. haha

Also, I forgot to mention this: When it is cranked up to 45% or higher, the fan no longer makes the noise.
    
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