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 Post subject: Buzzing Noise Emitting From Graphics Card
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:05 pm 
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I've recently noticed an unusually buzzing noise emitting from my graphics card. It only happens when I'm running graphically demanding games like Crysis, but does not happen under normal use. My graphics card is a Zotac GTS 450, about one year old. It's slightly overclocked, although I doubt that's the cause of the issue.

Does anyone have an idea of what this might be caused by? Any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Buzzing Noise Emitting From Graphics Card
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:59 am 
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Two things, either the bearings are going or you have dust bunnies built up in the cooling shroud and the fan blades are hitting them.

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 Post subject: Re: Buzzing Noise Emitting From Graphics Card
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:31 am 
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To deduce what it is i recommend getting some good canned air and blowing out the fans on the GPU once cleaned test it out if the buzzing continues the bearings are likely your culprit.


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 Post subject: Re: Buzzing Noise Emitting From Graphics Card
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:46 pm 
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And if the fan goes kaput, get one of these.


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 Post subject: Re: Buzzing Noise Emitting From Graphics Card
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:24 pm 
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With the PC running and the cover off, and the card buzzing touch the GPU fan briefly to stop it. Does the buzzing stop?

If yes, fan. You can do what these other posters have said.

If no, either it is not the card (in which case moving part? like other fan or HDD) or a capacitor or other electrical component is either going bad or shorting. Try to localize. Remove parts if you have to to rule out.


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