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Kenrou

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Aug 14, 2014
Was playing Metro 2033 Redux and noticed my Strix just started making a weird noise like something stuck in the fans or a sped up Geiger counter which stopped when i exited the game, managed to narrow it down to between 60%-70% speed. Restarted Windows, opened case, cleaned, closed it back up and is still making the noise, any tips ?

She's ~9 months old (bought new from Amazon), should be way too young to have fan problems :bang head
 

Bishoff

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^ This ^. if you've got a dusty case, then your fan is goo'ed up. Give it a good cleaning with electrical cleaner and lube her up
 
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Kenrou

Kenrou

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Never lubed a GPU fan before to be honest, and she's got 3. But again she's 9 months old, she shouldn't have this kind of issues right ? this wasn't a gradual noise start, it wasn't there 1 second and then started off. Time to catch up on video manuals (and get in contact with ASUS just in case), thanks peeps.
 
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Kenrou

Kenrou

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No wires anywhere near it and only does the noise between 60%-70%, ill post pics tomorrow morning, you might see something i missed :thup:
 

ATMINSIDE

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No wires anywhere near it and only does the noise between 60%-70%, ill post pics tomorrow morning, you might see something i missed :thup:

Look behind the fan, in the GPU heatsink shroud, and see if you notice anything hitting in there.
My comment about talking to ASUS is because you're in warranty. Lubricating a fan is incredibly easy, but no reason to if you can still RMA.
 
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Kenrou

Kenrou

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Look behind the fan, in the GPU heatsink shroud, and see if you notice anything hitting in there.
My comment about talking to ASUS is because you're in warranty. Lubricating a fan is incredibly easy, but no reason to if you can still RMA.

Sorted ty all, there was a piece of... something between the fan and shroud, removed it and is back in business :thup:
 

EarthDog

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Called it.. not a wire, but still... have to check for that obvious! Glad it was an easy fix!