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#1 Apr 05 2011 at 3:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello, recently my video card has been making a low hum/slight grinding noise but only when the fan speed is on low and the card is idle as soon as the fan speeds up and the card becomes under load the noise completely goes away. what could be causing this? if the fan was dying wouldn't i hear the hum and grinding noise even while the card was under load? im using the pny geforce 465 gtx which i bought only 6 months ago

Edited, Apr 5th 2011 5:38pm by shady113
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#2 Apr 05 2011 at 4:38 PM Rating: Good
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The fan could be going bad, and at higher speed the bearings in the fan don't grind as noticeably. I've seen it happen on larger motors at work.
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#3 Apr 05 2011 at 10:37 PM Rating: Decent
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should i get a new card? and would a constant fan speed be better then automatic fan control?
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#4 Apr 05 2011 at 11:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's probably dust in the fan, once the fan gets going fast enough thenoise from it changes pitch and becomes less noticable.
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#5 Apr 06 2011 at 10:26 AM Rating: Good
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Take a can of air to your video card. See if it is just dust, if not then its probably one of the bearings in the video card itself, then you might want to look for a replacement but, I would honestly go with Kao and say its dust. 6 months in a case is enough time to build up a pretty dusty fan.



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#6 Apr 06 2011 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
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my pc was just cleaned out a lil over a month ago
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#7 Apr 06 2011 at 10:08 PM Rating: Good
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I'd give cleaning a try first like Kao said see if that fixes the problem. If the bearing is going out you could try installing a new cooler. One I found that matches your card is this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118065

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#8 Apr 07 2011 at 12:21 AM Rating: Decent
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hmm how would you install a new cooler though? im using the pny geforce 465 gtx so the casing is enclosed
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#9 Apr 07 2011 at 2:39 PM Rating: Decent
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also if i have to get a new card my choices are sli 550s a single 560 or maybe single 570 which would be the best choice?

Edited, Apr 7th 2011 4:39pm by shady113
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#10 Apr 07 2011 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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my current set up is
750 watt psu
i7 950
6gb ram
465
corsair H50
3 fans
1 HDD
1 CD driver
asus sabtertooth X58 MB sli and crossfire compatable
my pc oriiginally came with 2x 250 gts in sli
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#11 Apr 07 2011 at 10:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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http://guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-465-sli-review/3

Scroll down and you'll see the back side of your card. There are several screws holding the cover and heat sink on the the pcb. Once you remove those the cover and heat sink will come off.

http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=407

Here's the cooler on Zalman's site, you'll see a 2 buttons there, one will show you how to install and the second one will let you download the manual. You can look at the manual and see if you want to try installing a new cooler.

As for the other 500 series cards you asked about I can't give you an answer because I haven't kept up with the new cards out on the market today.



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#12 Apr 07 2011 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
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ah it seems you need a torqx screwdriver is that correct?
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#13 Apr 08 2011 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
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Probably, I can't really make out what it is from the picture. I use an ATI HD 5750 with a Zalman VF1000 installed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118037
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#14 Apr 08 2011 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
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well seems cleaning my pc out solved the problem
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#15 Apr 12 2011 at 3:24 PM Rating: Good
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Feel free to chastise the person who cleans out your pc :D
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