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Hey, I wanted your guys opinion before I went all RMA'ing. PC info in my sig.

I recently started hearing an audible ticking coming from my case, not too loud, but there. At first I thought it may have been a fan, so I unplugged all non essential case fans, but the sound was still there. So I removed one of my cards, still ticking. I thought maybe the mobo wasn't sitting right with my case, so I re tighten all the mobo screw's. Still there. I have no clue what it is, but it honestly sounds like its coming off the main board its self. The best place I could pin point the ticking was around the PCI-E slots. Is it maybe a capacitor?
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Quite possible, could be stressed out vrm capacitors. Try booting up without any kind of OC, see if it still makes that noise.
Sometimes, HDDs can make that kind of noise too.
Anyway, if running with stock speeds stops the noise, then try rma. VRM might not be in the best of shapes.
    
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^What that guy said
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what type of cpu heatsink are you using?

edit: I was going to say that if its one of the all-in-one type units it could be your pump.
(eg corsair h50/h70, )
Edited by Xinc - 2/12/11 at 10:30am
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No overclock. Ive been running stock for awhile now(need to update sig, sorry).
I'm using a freezer 7 pro heat sink. No water cooling. I'm currently in a support ticket with EVGA. hopefully they wont give me too much of the run around. Also, my PCI Slot 2 was unresponsive all night. I have a sound card in there, no matter what I would do It wouldn't work. Then outta no where, it stated working again(?!)

Here is a video of said ticking sound. The only fans running in this video are my CPU heat sink and ONE GPU. I had to put the camera right below the GPU fan, that's why the fan is so loud. But even when I would hold the fans(I know not a good idea, but it was for like 2 seconds) you can still hear the ticking.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRO20tNwV2M[/ame]
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Quote:
Originally Posted by REZNOR;12366874 
No overclock. Ive been running stock for awhile now(need to update sig, sorry).
I'm using a freezer 7 pro heat sink. No water cooling. I'm currently in a support ticket with EVGA. hopefully they wont give me too much of the run around. Also, my PCI Slot 2 was unresponsive all night. I have a sound card in there, no matter what I would do It wouldn't work. Then outta no where, it stated working again(?!)

Here is a video of said ticking sound. The only fans running in this video are my CPU heat sink and ONE GPU. I had to put the camera right below the GPU fan, that's why the fan is so loud. But even when I would hold the fans(I know not a good idea, but it was for like 2 seconds) you can still hear the ticking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRO20tNwV2M

Sounds like a bad GPU fan. Really.
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post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reflux;12366896 
Sounds like a bad GPU fan. Really.

Did you read the last line of my post?
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post #8 of 11
Dont hold the fans. And the vrm caps in the graphics card can also cause that kind of sound. To safely diagnose, remove the card ( 780i probably doesnt have onboard video, forgotten all about that board) and use some other card (borrow one from a friend if you can) to see if the sound is still there.
    
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post #9 of 11
or just turn the mobo on without the GPU it will still turn on. I would unplug the fans, its just fine running with fans on for a minute or two, that is why we have heatsinks, they can absorb heat pretty well and it takes time for them to absorb heat. My guess ti could be inductor whine, or the caps.
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post #10 of 11
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I think I figured it out. I'm pretty sure its the north bridge cooler. I unplugged all my fans and removed all my cards. Then I would add one thing at a time until I started to hear it, and sure enough when I plugged the NB fan, It started ticking. I'll contact EVGA, hopefully they'll send me a replacement(?) cooler. Sorry for busting yours balls with this, I didn't know were else to turn too. Thanks guys.
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