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PSU contributing to video card noise

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January 4, 2010 4:11:53 AM

I built my current PC back in Jan 09 with these specs:

i7 920
G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600MHZ
Asus P6T Deluxe
EVGA GTX 260 216 55nm
Silverstone ST70F 700w

I noticed the PSU made a clicking noise, so I RMA'd it and got another one back. Prior to this, my PC was almost silent at ilde, all I could hear was the faint hum of the case fans. Now, with the exact same specs, my GTX 260 is the most audible, mostly air noise. I havent not done any other changes, except flash my BIOS. My GTX 260 is at 40%, but it is no where as near as quiet as it was before I changed out my PSU. Thinking it was my 260 fault, I RMA'd it twice, but that hasent changed anything. Is it possible that a PSU can have a effect on the noise charachteristic of my 260? I don't have a PSU to swap out and try, but I may buy one to test if it just this specific PSU causing this.


a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
January 4, 2010 1:38:25 PM

Check your hardware monitor settings. Set your fan speed for around 2500 rpm. The noise you hear may be your cpu fan.
January 4, 2010 10:23:15 PM

The source of the noise is definately the video card. I stopped all the case fans and CPU cooler to make sure.
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a c 124 ) Power supply
a c 212 U Graphics card
January 4, 2010 10:31:22 PM

Blown the dust out recently ?
a b ) Power supply
January 5, 2010 1:04:39 AM

make sure that the pciexpress power connector(s) are firmly in place and if you use molex adapters for the graphics card make sure they're properly attached!
January 5, 2010 3:19:14 PM

The cables are definately attached firmly, and right when I got the RMA card from Evga I uses compressed air on it.
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