PROBLEM WITH GRAPHICS CARD!

Hey guys!
I have a problem with my NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240.
After 5-15 minutes of idle or game play, the fan of my graphics card sounds like it is hitting something.
It sounds like there is something in the fan.
Is it possible it is hitting the heat sink?
After about 10 minutes when it sounds like the fan is hitting something, it stops, then my computer shuts off.
PLEASE HELP!

Video:
http://youtu.be/vo_Vtrxvwok
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  1. Open your system up and start running a game or a benchmark to get the GPU going and watch the fans and see if you can tell what is happening. Also try removing the card and manually checking to make sure nothing is in there and that nothing has come loose.
  2. scopey86 said:
    Open your system up and start running a game or a benchmark to get the GPU going and watch the fans and see if you can tell what is happening. Also try removing the card and manually checking to make sure nothing is in there and that nothing has come loose.

    I checked, nothing was in it's way.
    It was kinda loose though, but I tightened it as much as I can and it was still making the noise.
    Here is a video that I made
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo_Vtrxvwok
  3. The lighting in your video made it extremely hard to see anything lol. Regardless from the sound it sounds like maybe the bearings in the fan or something within the fan itself is busted. I think you should consider getting a new card. The GTS240 is getting long in the tooth at this point to say the least.
  4. scopey86 said:
    The lighting in your video made it extremely hard to see anything lol. Regardless from the sound it sounds like maybe the bearings in the fan or something within the fan itself is busted. I think you should consider getting a new card. The GTS240 is getting long in the tooth at this point to say the least.

    Will this be compatible for my computer?
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/MSI+-+ATI+Radeon+HD+6670+1024MB+DDR5+PCI+Express+2.1+Graphics+Card/3353567.p?id=1218397387316&skuId=3353567&st=RADEON%20HD%206670&cp=1&lp=4

    I have a DELL STUDIO XPS 8000
    8 GB Ram
    Intel i7 CORE @ 2.80GHz
    64-Bit PRocessor
    Windows 7 Home Premium
  5. It should be compatible, your pc case is normal size right?
  6. It'll fit fine, but at the price point you have described in your other thread, the 7750 is a better option:
    http://www.hwcompare.com/11734/radeon-hd-6670-oem-vs-radeon-hd-7750/
  7. Yes the 7750 will be a better choice. more Powerfully. and THEY COME IN DUAL FAN DESIGN!!!. so no need to worry about annoying fans!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127665
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