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Gigabyte GTX 660 noise

I have a Gigabyte GTX 660 OC 2GB and recently it's making a strange noise when I go on any game, it shutdowns without any error or BSOD.

My rig:
PSU: 480W Tooq (Getting a new NOX Urano 650W)
Mobo: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 250 3.0GHz (Getting a AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 660 OC 2GB
RAM: 8GB Transcend
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  1. 1. Could you please give me the best description of what the noise sounds like.
    2. Does your Computer, Game or Graphics Card "shut-down" when you run a game?

    Regards.
  2. DerekODwam said:
    1. Could you please give me the best description of what the noise sounds like.
    2. Does your Computer, Game or Graphics Card "shut-down" when you run a game?

    Regards.

    It's like a hissing noise that doesn't stop even when i stop the fans, so maybe it's something from the card.
    And when I run a game, it seems that Windows just stops running but the computer keeps on a few and then resets itself. It boots and says Start windows normally, but no BSOD or anything.
  3. 1. You should "reseat" the card. In other words... pull it out, then reinstall it.

    2. You could clean the card insert. For a better contact.

    Additional info: Sometimes an improperly seated electronic component/capacitor can buzz due to electricity running through it.

    Tell me how this goes.

    Thanks
  4. DerekODwam said:
    1. You should "reseat" the card. In other words... pull it out, then reinstall it.

    2. You could clean the card insert. For a better contact.

    Additional info: Sometimes an improperly seated electronic component/capacitor can buzz due to electricity running through it.

    Tell me how this goes.

    Thanks


    I've already reinstalled and cleaned, no luck. I tried it on other PC and the same thing happens. Is there a way to check if a capacitor is failing?
  5. If you mind me interrupting? When did you buy the GPU?
  6. DerekODwam said:
    If you mind me interrupting? When did you buy the GPU?


    I bought it 4 months ago more or less.
  7. Ok. i would advise you to return the card to Gigabyte.
    It seems that one of the capacitors have come lose, there is nothing you can do about this (unless you are a micro electronic electrician)
    Repackage and send back the package to Gigabyte following their return policy, and request a new card.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks.
  8. DerekODwam said:
    Ok. i would advise you to return the card to Gigabyte.
    It seems that one of the capacitors have come lose, there is nothing you can do about this (unless you are a micro electronic electrician)
    Repackage and send back the package to Gigabyte following their return policy, and request a new card.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks.


    I overclocked it so I don't know if I can return it. I have separed the cooler and checked the pcb and I've checked the capacitors and they seem to be ok. Is it possible that the PSU isn't giving enough power to the graphics card?
    I read that the GPU needs 24A in the 12V rail, and my PSU gives 18A.
  9. Oooohhh. Ok try upgrading your PSU that should work if the capacitors aren't damaged.

    BTW how long after you over-clocked your graphics card did the noises and crashing appear?
  10. DerekODwam said:
    Oooohhh. Ok try upgrading your PSU that should work if the capacitors aren't damaged.

    BTW how long after you over-clocked your graphics card did the noises and crashing appear?


    I OC'd it for a month or so, but the driver started crashing so i reverted it to it stock settings (it comes already overclocked) and I had no problems since that moment. What can cause a capacitor to break?
  11. Many things cause capacitors to break/high temperatures/short circuiting and other problems
  12. DerekODwam said:
    Many things cause capacitors to break/high temperatures/short circuiting and other problems


    This is how my pcb looks like:
    http://imgur.com/nChVXGF
    http://imgur.com/I9ZsLM4
  13. Did you put the blue covers back on the contact points to take the picture or where they on before?
  14. Also i think it may be "coil whine" or a bad fan bearing
  15. DerekODwam said:
    Did you put the blue covers back on the contact points to take the picture or where they on before?


    I put them while I was not using it, of course I took them off to connect it hehe.
  16. DerekODwam said:
    Also i think it may be "coil whine" or a bad fan bearing


    I have tigthened all the screws so I don't think there's a problem with the fans. And what's a "coil whine"? Can it be fixed?
  17. Best answer
    Alejandro Charte said:
    DerekODwam said:
    Ok. i would advise you to return the card to Gigabyte.
    It seems that one of the capacitors have come lose, there is nothing you can do about this (unless you are a micro electronic electrician)
    Repackage and send back the package to Gigabyte following their return policy, and request a new card.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks.


    I overclocked it so I don't know if I can return it. I have separed the cooler and checked the pcb and I've checked the capacitors and they seem to be ok. Is it possible that the PSU isn't giving enough power to the graphics card?
    I read that the GPU needs 24A in the 12V rail, and my PSU gives 18A.


    Yeah its sounds like your PSU is inadequate.
  18. RobCrezz said:
    Alejandro Charte said:
    DerekODwam said:
    Ok. i would advise you to return the card to Gigabyte.
    It seems that one of the capacitors have come lose, there is nothing you can do about this (unless you are a micro electronic electrician)
    Repackage and send back the package to Gigabyte following their return policy, and request a new card.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks.


    I overclocked it so I don't know if I can return it. I have separed the cooler and checked the pcb and I've checked the capacitors and they seem to be ok. Is it possible that the PSU isn't giving enough power to the graphics card?
    I read that the GPU needs 24A in the 12V rail, and my PSU gives 18A.


    Yeah its sounds like your PSU is inadequate.


    I am getting a new PSU this week so I'll test it and I'll tell you :)
    I will test it first with the old processor and if it works I'll put the new one! I hope the problem is fixed soon :D
  19. I have the new PSU and the graphics card works perfectly now. Thanks a lot! You are awesome :D
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