New GPU making a wierd noise?

  solidu5 00:45 AM 17 Jan 13
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So i got my new Asus GTX 660 GPU today in the post and whenever i try and run high end games, e.g. portal 2, batman:AC etc. the GPU keeps on and off making this strange noise.

i recorded the noise with my phone and put it in my dropbox. its a tad quiet but if you turn up your headphones/speakers you can hear it..: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z3f9dnsdrgyabow/Memo.m4a

  solidu5 00:58 AM 17 Jan 13

Anyone have any idea what my problem is? many thanks..

  mole1944 05:44 AM 17 Jan 13

mm,is a fan catching on something,give us a clue is it out of the speakers or out of the case we need more information than you supply.

  solidu5 10:41 AM 17 Jan 13

It's in the case, I've opened it up and had a look but I can't see anything that would be causing the problem...

It only does it when I run high end games though, when the PC is just running normally it doesn't do it.. It's odd..

  Chronos the 2nd 11:15 AM 17 Jan 13

I myself think it is a faulty bearing in the fan. Your sound bite is not the best but what little evidence you have I would suggest removing the card and just checking that there is obviously nothing catching the fan.

Download and run this http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/ this will stress your GPU and the fan should really spin up. If you are still getting this noise return the card as chances are it is faulty.

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