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 Post subject: Loud Fan
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:44 am 
Klamath
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Hi,

I just built this rig a few months ago and one of the fans has become extremely loud, making a buzzing sound. It only happens a few times a day for about 5 minutes each time but it is bothersome nonetheless. I opened the side panel and it seems that the sound is coming from one of my two GTX 660 graphics cards but I don't know which one, and I am not 100% certain it is not the rear case fan instead. I was wondering if there is a way I can turn off my graphics cards one at time so I don't have to actually remove them to determine where the sound is coming from. I would also like to know if I can do the same for the my case fans. Also, one of my graphics cards is a MSI and the other is a Gigabyte, does a normal warranty usually cover loud fans? Thanks in advance for any help provided!

My Case is a Corsair Carbide 500R The rest of my components are as follows:
Windows 8 Pro
Asus Z87-A Motherboard
Intel i5 4670K CPU OC'ed to 4.5GHZ at 1.25 volts
Dual GTX 660 Video Cards
16GB DDR3 2400Mhz Memory
500GB Samsung SSD
2TB Toshiba 7,200RPM SATA III HDD


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 Post subject: Re: Loud Fan
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:48 am 
Smithfield
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If you have video card software (like MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision, or whatever the heck), then set the fans to 0%. As for case fans, if they're not plugged into the motherboard, they can't be adjusted. Otherwise you'd have to use the motherboard's software (or hope there's some fan controlling software that actually works). But in all honesty, I'd rather not go through that trouble, it's guaranteed unplugging the thing turns it off :P

As for warranty, sure, if you can convince them it's a defective product.


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 Post subject: Re: Loud Fan
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:15 pm 
Klamath
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Thanks Latios. I set the GPU fans to max for a little while with MSI Afterburner and they didn't make a peep so I'm thinking it is the rear case fan, which is actually great because I have a spare. Thanks for your assistance!


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 Post subject: Re: Loud Fan
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:14 pm 
Thunderbird
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With the case open and the fans spinning you touch each fan's hub briefly one by one once the noise starts. If it stops you have the culprit.


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