This is one of those "passive" cooled GPU's i bought in 2009. It's served me well, albeit it running hot (65c idle - 85-100c load).
I installed it in a new case, and since then i've been noticing a "buzzing" sound. When I minimize a browser window, or use the scrollbar it buzzes, and i think its also causing interference with my integrated soundcard (realtek).
Under load it buzzes pretty loud, it sounds like electricity is arcing through it (like a tesla coil). im using all the same hardware as i had in the old case.
I'm wondering if maybe its had its better days and I should replace it? I'm selling the PC to my brother and don't want to sell him something that has a bug like this. And definitely dont want to give him something that might fail.
Thinking of replacing it with Newegg.com - HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
(dont think i'll do passive cooling again, too much worry).
Last question. If I did end up replacing the video card with a new one, and i still have this buzzing issue, what would be the next thing to troubleshoot to find out whats causing it. (i cant tell whether or not its coming from the videocard or the motherboard right near the videocard, its somewhere in there. but it definitally gets worse when the videocard is under load.)
thanks in advance.
Another detail, when i plug in headphones into the front audio jack, the buzzing is much more noticeable. Too noticeable to even use the front audio.