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BFG Nvidia 9500 GT Graphics Card Fan

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Orozco14, Jun 26, 2010.

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  1. Orozco14

    Orozco14 Thread Starter

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    I really don't know where I can put this thread, so I put it here. Recently, my fan has been making a sporadic humming sound. It isn't screaming or making any loud noises, just a low and deafening hum that isn't constant but happens in irregular intervals. The funny thing is, when I turn my PC on its side, the humming from the fan stops, so it can't possibly be that the bearings are shot in the fan, can they? Like the title states I have a BFG Nvidia 9500 GT Graphics Card, and the fan has been acting pretty strange lately. I recently cleaned dust out of it but I don't recall ever touching the graphics card and fan. It looks kind of dusty but nothing too serious. I honestly don't know what's going on but after messing around with it, I have noticed it only makes the sound when it is standing straight up, and not on its side. Any insight would help dearly.
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I would check that the fan & heatsink is securely attached to the card (I am looking at a picture showing two snap-in parts where it attaches to the board). Make sure the fan isn't touching the card below it.
     
  3. Orozco14

    Orozco14 Thread Starter

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    It seems like it isn't touching. I notice that it's gravity that makes it whur like that. Using that idea when gravity pulls the fan down, something is making it do that. I remember pulling out a big ball of dust out of the fan earlier when I was inspecting it. I plan on doing a more in depth observation of it by taking the card out but it's kind of early for that. I will keep you updated, but please consider what I have said.
     
  4. Orozco14

    Orozco14 Thread Starter

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    I also notice the fan is wobbling. It might be loose but like I said soon I will take my graphics card out to get a full analysis.
     
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