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 Post subject: Horrible GPU fan noise
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:02 am 
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Something horrible happened today, all of a sudden my current PC started to produce horrible noise.
I precisely identified the noise by elimination and then applying slight pressure to the middle of the GPU fan, the noise immediately stopped.

The GPU is Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB.

I separated the fan from GPU but couldn't notice any problem, even if you roll the fan with the finger the noise is not reproduced.

Can this be helped?

P.S.
I decided to wait for ivy bridge stuff so it will be months before I buy a new PC. Also I would like to sell this one so this needs to be fixed either way.


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible GPU fan noise
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:28 am 
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Try an after market GPU cooler

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 Post subject: Re: Horrible GPU fan noise
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:26 pm 
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You mean something like this?

It was very easy to separate the fan but I have no idea about that ribbed white stuff beneath, the screws are inverse at the bottom of the card and there are no visible screws at the top..


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible GPU fan noise
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Are fan mountings for GPUs uniformly designed?
This one has 3 holes in a triangle, it also has a little wire with 3 pins encased in white plastic that goes into the card.


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible GPU fan noise
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:51 pm 
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It could be dried bearings in the fan; search for description on how to clean and grease fan bearings.


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible GPU fan noise
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:08 pm 
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Zolishoru wrote:
It could be dried bearings in the fan; search for description on how to clean and grease fan bearings.


Wow, if that is the case it would be extremely crappy quality.

I have 2 case papst 120mm fans running constantly for over 4 years through various configurations without any deviation from when they were new and this card that is almost a year old craps out on me??
:x

BTW, I don't have the slightest clue how to open that circular fan case itself.


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible GPU fan noise
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:20 pm 
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Mettyx wrote:
Wow, if that is the case it would be extremely crappy quality.

I have 2 case papst 120mm fans running constantly for over 4 years through various configurations without any deviation from when they were new and this card that is almost a year old craps out on me??
:x

BTW, I don't have the slightest clue how to open that circular fan case itself.

Exact model number for the video card would be big help to give advice on how to disassemble, clean and grease the fan; usually you have to remove the heatsink to get access to the fan.
Here's two links to start:
GPU Blower Fan Disassembly And Lubricating for ATI Radeon cards
How to take apart a case fan


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible GPU fan noise
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Do you think an oil for sawing machine would work?


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible GPU fan noise
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:20 pm 
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Mettyx wrote:
Do you think an oil for sawing machine would work?

Yes; it would be my first choice for oil. Drawback: doesn't last too long(~1 year).


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 Post subject: Re: Horrible GPU fan noise
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Mettyx wrote:
You mean something like this?


More like these:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Thermalri ... GPU_Cooler
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Arctic_Co ... treme_Plus
http://www.silentpcreview.com/scythe-musashi
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article793-page1.html

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 Post subject: Re: Horrible GPU fan noise
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:06 pm 
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Zolishoru wrote:
It could be dried bearings in the fan; search for description on how to clean and grease fan bearings.


Here is how to do it:
viewtopic.php?p=541788#p541788

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