Go Back   Tech Support Forum > Hardware Support > Video Card Support

Graphics Card Fan Problem

This is a discussion on Graphics Card Fan Problem within the Video Card Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Hello and thanks in advance for any help provided. If there is any additional information I need to provide in


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-22-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 20
OS: xp



Hello and thanks in advance for any help provided. If there is any additional information I need to provide in order to better help ascertain my problem, please ask, and I will do my best to provide it.

The fan on my GeForce 6600 graphics card has recently begun making a strange and fairly loud, annoying sound. At first this noise was a constant high pitched (but louder than normal) whirring that went away for roughly a day. Now it is back and in the form of a pulsing or reving noise that occurs at fairly regular intervals of anywhere around 3-6 seconds. At times the intervals are shorter and the noise higher pitch and vice versa. Sometimes the noise ceases for a several seconds or minutes, but always returns.
The fan cover has a chaintech logo on it, but I am not certain if this is the fan brand.

I have thoroughly cleaned my PC and fans after the noise begun with compressed air and by direct contact in some areas. I have not removed the cover to my fan but have confirmed that it is not catching on anything. I also see that it is running while my computer is on and does not visually appear to speed up or slow down when the sound occurs, but I cannot be certain as it moves very quickly regardless.

My questions pertaining to this problem are:

1. Does anyone know what could be causing or begun this moderate and new annoyance?

2. Is there any way to fix or prevent this pulsing noise without new parts, installation, or computer down time?

3. Does this noise signal a problem with my hardware components that will require parts and replacement as the only solution, and if so, what is the relative price for such parts and the difficulty of their installation?

Thanks,

cckcckcc

__________________
cckcckcc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
Moderator Hardware Team
 
emosun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: usa
Posts: 12,514
OS: windows 7 /xp

My System


1. the fan is probably just getting old or worn out , it's common on older cards with small fans.

2. You can attempt to clean out all the dust from the card using a can of compressed air or an air compressor from a shop. you can also try oiling the fan.

3. Yes the noise is a problem and should be fixed. If the fixes above don't work we can link you to some replacement part options.
emosun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is on
Smilies are on
[IMG] code is on
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Post a Question


» Site Navigation
 > FAQ
  > 10.0.0.2


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:30 AM.


Copyright 2001 - 2014, Tech Support Forum

Windows 7 - Windows XP - Windows Vista - Trojan Removal - Spyware Removal - Virus Removal - Networking - Security - Top Web Hosts