View Full Version : Sounds of when starting up

07-08-2009, 09:36 AM
I get some clanging or whistling noises when I bootup and it stays on.
Sometimes a reboot makes it go away.

I have unplugged both HDD, doesn't go away - thought they were dudd Seagates.

I don't have any spare parts and the parts were bought from diff places. What do you suggest?

The fans are not blocked, they are all going, the video card fan is going but it slows down and speeds up which I assume this is natural.
All parts bought Jan/Feb this year.


07-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Case fans?

Wires getting caught in em?

07-08-2009, 09:53 AM
Nope no wires catching them. They are spinning freely. Got the case opened now.

I am assuming its the video card. Upon bootup should at anytime the fan slow and speed up? Should at any time you almost see the individual fins as it spins?

07-08-2009, 11:22 AM
You should never see fins on a spinning fan, not if its doing its job.

07-08-2009, 11:32 AM
Put your finger gently in the middle of the fan and apply a bit of gentle pressure. Do this for all the fans until you find the one. It may be the PSU fan too so if you check all the others and there's no dice that may be it. It's probably the graphics card fan though, some designs do tend to not last long. At least it will be under warranty.

07-08-2009, 02:48 PM
Thanks it is the video card. You feel the grinding noise and the vibration are in tango....

Still in warranty only got the card from CL Jan or Feb.

07-08-2009, 03:47 PM
RMA. :thumbs:

07-08-2009, 03:56 PM
ATI are not known for great cooling systems on their products, I'm not surprised really!

07-08-2009, 04:45 PM
Get a new card then a after market cooler and your set.