high pitched squeak

  alanstav1970 07 Jun 12
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why would a graphics card(8800gts)make a high pitched squeak as soon as the pc is turned on?

  alanstav1970 07 Jun 12
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would attatching the 6pin molex help?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 07 Jun 12

possible fan noise

  alanstav1970 07 Jun 12

its a constant noise

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 07 Jun 12

it will be if fan bearings are failing.

  alanstav1970 07 Jun 12

can i do anything?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 07 Jun 12

you may be able to peel the label off the fan and see if there is a small pin hole in the centre of the hub - one drop of very light oil may solve the problem.

Not sure if the fans are renewable on that card it may just clip on.

  alanstav1970 08 Jun 12

sorted,apparently it`s an alarm on the card,requiring more power via 6pin molex

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 08 Jun 12

Glad it wasn't the bearing, could have been expensive.

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