My video card is being very noise, and sounds like it is going to blow up. This noise starts on start up, and continues until I turn it off, when I turn it off, you can still hear the fan buzzing for 4-5 seconds afterwards.
I have tried cleaning the fan and this helped somewhat, by delaying the sound by about 10 seconds after bootup..
I made sure it was the video card by unplugging it and sure enough there was no noise.
This has happened befor eon another card of mine, so I'm not sure what the deal is. I am no longer in the 30 day policy, so I cannot return it. Could this be a BIOS issue or something else?
Edit: I edited the title as my problem had evolved into something else.
The AGP cards have an extra power connector which uses a small, white, 4-pin floppy connector to supply them with extra power.
You have connected it, right? It's the easiest thing in the PC upgraders world to forget to do so.
coozie7: yes, they are connected. I made sure of that.
My problem now is that the video card isn't sending a signal to the monitor.
It's not the monitor as I hooked it up to my other pc, and it worked fine. I have two video cards and I replaced the one I'm having problems with with an older one and it isn't working either. what could that be? The motherboard?