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jcniest5 12-05-10 02:56 AM

Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
Okay, so lately when and if I run a GPU intense program, there is a high-pitch buzzing sound coming from somewhere on the card. Is this a sign that is telling me my card may be going? It never did that before. This card came OCed by EVGA and I've always run it that way since I got it. What could be causing this sound?

Rummy 12-05-10 03:17 AM

Re: Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
Have you cleaned the fan (card) for dust. Could be a bad capacitor.

jcniest5 12-05-10 03:54 PM

Re: Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rummy (Post 2359798)
Have you cleaned the fan (card) for dust. Could be a bad capacitor.

Yes, I used air to blow out dust in the heatsink's fins and fan assembly. The video card is actually really clean right now. You might be right...maybe a bad cap and probably will go out sooner or later. Maybe I should RMA it before it dies?

Rummy 12-05-10 04:34 PM

Re: Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
Yep as long as you registered your card EVGA will take care of you. Contact them for RMA.

snowmanwithahat 12-07-10 02:06 AM

Re: Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
My evga 285 always made noise... particularly in Crysis, furmark, etc...

I think its just the power circuitry on those cards

JasonPC 12-08-10 12:40 AM

Re: Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
More than likely it's just a coil. I assume it only happens during very high FPS? It's not a big deal, more than likely the card is ok. I have heard people were able to reduce the noise by using hot glue on the coil. Though the coil noise is more of a whine than a buzz. So who knows.

zyklon69 12-13-10 12:47 PM

Re: Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
When i had an evga gtx 260 the card made a buzzing sound, i called up evga and they told me it was ok.

jcniest5 12-13-10 01:53 PM

Re: Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
Yeah, it's called "Coil whine" according to the EVGA Tech. They said I should try a different PSU to see if it makes any difference. They said maybe my PSU isn't providing a continuous clean power to the card or something. So far I don't have another good PSU to try so I'm just gonna live with this coil whine.

Yaboze 12-20-10 10:56 AM

Re: Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
My BFG 285 made noise even on the WEI test, it would do a light squeal.

Also, my Asus P5K MB would squeal in certain situations as well.

jcniest5 01-09-11 12:38 AM

Re: Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
I tried another PSU and it's still whining, so I guess I will just live it until it actually dies.

mojoman0 03-05-11 07:50 PM

Re: Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
my gtx 260 has always done this. when something intense is running it starts this mini screech thing

Blakhart 07-24-11 08:41 AM

Re: Think EVGA GTX285 is dying...
 
Vsynch usualy eliminates the whining.


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