ticking sound

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Fenris, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    There is a ticking sound that comes out of my graphics card when it is under heavy loads, or at least I think its my graphics card making the noise. I assume its the fan spinning at full speed causing it, but I'm not 100% sure. There are no cables hitting the fan. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing it?
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Bad fan bearing. How old is the card? The fans have a limited life. Look for an after market fan.
     
  3. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    take the card out and clean the dust and gunk from the fan, might help but as lee says if it keeps happening look at getting a new card
     
  4. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    Alright thanks I'll look in to a new card or fan....its an 8800 so don't really want to replace it quite yet, probably just get a new fan.