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So I recently bought this HD 5870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-888-_-Product. Last night I noticed that when I am in virtually any game, it makes a very strange ticking noise. I had not noticed it because when I am in a game, I am not really listening to my computer. I immediately thought it was the fan and kept trying to mess around with it and my case. The weird thing is that when I manually turn up the fan speed one percent at a time, it does not make this noise at any point. I did some research but all of it was old but someone said it could be something related to a voltage regulator. I am going to try messing around with the different cords from the power supply but the psu is really new and 750watts. The card doesn't have problems running any games but I am very worried about the ticking. If anyone knows what is causing this and could help me fix it I would greatly appreciate it.
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post #2 of 24
Plenty of cards makes strange noises, unless there's anything wrong with performance or temps I wouldn't worry about it.
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It is very noticeable with the side panel off. You don't think this will kill it in the somewhat near future or is a bad thing really?
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post #4 of 24
could be a capacitor or a bad fan?
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Squealing capacitators!
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Squealing capacitators!
So bad thing?
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Squealing capacitators!
This too. It doesn't mean the card is faulty or anything. If you RMA your card, chances are you'll get another squealer. It's really just how high end cards are nowadays.
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Ok, well, I will get back to my games and contact Sapphire at some point. If they say it won't hurt it, then it's whatever. If they think I should rma I will. Thank you guys.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by flaviz View Post
Ok, well, I will get back to my games and contact Sapphire at some point. If they say it won't hurt it, then it's whatever. If they think I should rma I will. Thank you guys.
I've RMA'ed plenty of cards for sqealing, and got them returned. It does not hurt the card in any way.

Some accepts squealing RMA's, some don't. If it bothers you, it's worth a try I guess.
Edited by Stefy - 2/26/11 at 9:06pm
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Well, it doesn't really bother me. I think i'll live with it for now and might look into it later.
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