Noticed just today that my new rig ias making a clicking/screeching sound when i play games. I opened up the case and its coming from my BFG 8800 GTX. I checked to see if it was the fan but its not and it seems to be coming from the rear end of the card.
Anyone ever heard of this before or have any idea what it is? it only makes the noise when i start playing a game.
Would it be worth sending it back or should i just put up with the noise?
Send it back. It might suck to be out a vid card for a bit, but I've had a couple motherboards in the past that had coil whine. Not fun at all, one board gave me a headache it was so bad. I ended up returning/exchanging both. While annoying, this is not uncommon with electronic components. And I don't think it shows any lack of quality control.
I had the same issue with my GTX. If I put a lot on screen the screech/whine would get higher pitched then when I had less it would get lower and eventually dissapear. It went away after about a 3 weeks or so, Ive had the rig for about 7 months now and havent heard it since the first few weeks for sure. Been playing all my games @ 1920x1200 hieghest settings.
Thanks for the advice guys. So now i gotta ask am i best sending it back to BFG or the place i bought it from since only had it for like 3 days? Just keep reading the posts saying peeps sent it back got a new card adn had same problem
If you are looking for the goo referred to in function9's link, it is called RTV or silicone sealer. You can get a small tube of it from any tropical fish store, it is used to glue the tanks together. Place it on the resonating coils and it will muffle the sound while still allowing them to vibrate. A dab on one side of the coil is all that is needed and works kind of like the rubber blocks that you find all over automobiles to stop squeaks. If you open a CRT monitor you will find the whiteish clear stuff all over most coils. If you hate the smell of spoiled vinger then you will want to take it outside while it cures over night.