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03-31-2019 02:39 PM
TwoCables
Quote: Originally Posted by bl4ckdot View Post
After many days, I'm happy to report that the issue is gone. I'm still not sure if it's because of the thermal pads or what, but yeah. Much better than an issue on the card itself
The backplate is likely the source of the sound. Metal - as well as lots of other materials - expands and contracts when it heats and cools. It's the same reason why a house will make sounds all through the night while it's cooling off, and then again in the morning when the sun heats it up.

That's why I said I'm not surprised removing the backplate results in no longer having to deal with this sound. It's an extremely rigid thing, and so of course, you will hear creaking as the temperature changes. That's why we never heard these sounds back in the days before backplates became more common.
03-31-2019 02:00 AM
bl4ckdot
Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Hmm, that makes sense. That's a very rigid structure.

I finally replaced my ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II almost 2 weeks ago, and for around the past year, it was making similar sounds every day by just turning my computer on. That simple warm-up would cause it to make noises. Then gaming would result in similar sounds, including when I stopped playing. Like the analogy I gave earlier, it's like when a house makes sounds due to the warming in the morning after sunrise and the cooling at night after sunset - due to expansion and contraction from heating and cooling.

The new video card doesn't do that. Yet.
After many days, I'm happy to report that the issue is gone. I'm still not sure if it's because of the thermal pads or what, but yeah. Much better than an issue on the card itself
03-16-2019 07:39 AM
TwoCables
Quote: Originally Posted by bl4ckdot View Post
I really dont want to jinx it, but since I removed the backplate yesterday, pop sound is either gone or veryyyyy quiet..
Hmm, that makes sense. That's a very rigid structure.

I finally replaced my ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II almost 2 weeks ago, and for around the past year, it was making similar sounds every day by just turning my computer on. That simple warm-up would cause it to make noises. Then gaming would result in similar sounds, including when I stopped playing. Like the analogy I gave earlier, it's like when a house makes sounds due to the warming in the morning after sunrise and the cooling at night after sunset - due to expansion and contraction from heating and cooling.

The new video card doesn't do that. Yet.
03-16-2019 06:54 AM
bl4ckdot
Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Do you know yet what's causing it? My best guess would be some sort of result of the physical structure just adjusting to the change in temperature (heating causing expansion, cooling causing compression), just like a house making noises after sunrise after being cool all night, or a house making noises all night after baking in the sun all day.

My computer makes similar sounds at times.
I really dont want to jinx it, but since I removed the backplate yesterday, pop sound is either gone or veryyyyy quiet..
03-14-2019 06:28 AM
bl4ckdot I haven't yet removed the block or the back plate, i'll try this tonight to see if there something like that. I wish it could be that, but the frequence is rather high and card isn't hot at all. We'll see
03-14-2019 05:51 AM
TwoCables
Quote: Originally Posted by bl4ckdot View Post
Ok so scratch everything, I know where the noise is coming from : my GPU ...
Do you know yet what's causing it? My best guess would be some sort of result of the physical structure just adjusting to the change in temperature (heating causing expansion, cooling causing compression), just like a house making noises after sunrise after being cool all night, or a house making noises all night after baking in the sun all day.

My computer makes similar sounds at times.
03-13-2019 02:05 PM
Redwoodz Might be issues with those PCI-E connectors from some Seasonic(and others) PSU's.... especially if you are overclocking a Titan.
03-13-2019 12:33 PM
bl4ckdot Ok so scratch everything, I know where the noise is coming from : my GPU ...
03-13-2019 04:46 AM
Offler
Quote: Originally Posted by bl4ckdot View Post
Alright thanks. How serious it is ? Should I start an RMA ASAP ?
Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
What I'm saying is, this is the way it's supposed to be. It's supposed to do this. It's 100% normal.

This might help: https://www.google.com/search?q=relay+switch
That does not sound like the relay switch on my PC and it definitely does not make any sounds when powered on.
03-13-2019 04:13 AM
TwoCables
Quote: Originally Posted by bl4ckdot View Post
Yes I was a bit unclear, I'm sorry. I wanted to make sure the start/off sound was normal. You guys cleared that up.

The other sound I'm hearing is a sound that is very similar, and this the one I'm having a problem with.
I just realized I didn't read it closely enough.

Since I don't know what's causing this, the only thing I can say is that I agree, this would worry me sick. I'd probably be looking at an RMA or at least calling SeaSonic to see what they say.
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