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post #1 of 21
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I am so pissed off right now.

Brand new card arrived this morning. Absolutely horrible noise. I feel like it's grinding against my brain. ****!

It's a powercolor one, so I probably shouldn't be surprised. Saying that though, I had a powercolor 4870 in the past and it was really quiet. GOD. I don't know what to do. I hate noise!!!!
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post #2 of 21
UH huh....
What's the nose?
Fan? Caps? Explain.
post #3 of 21
I suggest investing in headphones.
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It's the fan
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post #5 of 21
change your fan profile dude, as long as ur card stays below 80 degrees on load then u can have ur fan % as low as u want
post #6 of 21
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I have it at 20% fan speed. The noise is less but there's still this whirling, grinding horribleness
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post
I suggest investing in headphones.
^ this is how I solved my 100% fan speed.
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post #8 of 21
You could take it apart an check if it's oiled well.
If so, RMA or headphones XD
If not: try using creeping oil or a non-conductive lubrican ^^
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post #9 of 21
If its just the air noise of the fan DEAL!

If it is clunking, chirping, clicking, ticking, grinding, rubbing noise, send it back.
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post #10 of 21
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I think I am just going to have to deal with it
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