Hi there! My GPU is making rattling noises and curious to hear everyone's thoughts. I originally wanted the air-cooled GPUs but this was the last one in store in August 2020 before the shortage.
It's still in warranty and I'm also waiting to hear back from EVGA support. They told me to shake the radiator/GPU - finally SILENCE! But the noise eventually comes back.
I took apart my PC, cleaned the dust off everything, checked the fans and loose screw to really double-check but it's definitely INSIDE my GPU. Here is the video of the noise for reference.
The GPU temp is at 37C so the fan is always off until it reaches like 50-60C. It only turns on if I go into the BIOS to check.
I think my anxiety is taking over because I use this GPU for work (3D rendering/animation) and the 3080 market is brutal right now. Any comments/thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
My friends suggested Kraken G12 if the pump dies.
I have Cooler Master NR600 so I might have to rethink my fan setup if I do. Most of the Corsair 120mm fans are out of stock. I have NZXT M22 and those radiators take up space! Thanks again for reading!
@cdotlu Good afternoon and thank you for reaching out to the Micro Center community regarding this issue. I'm sorry to hear about the noises coming from your GPU. From the video it definitely sounds like this is coming from inside of your GPU. This may not solve the issue, but to make sure this isn't caused by liquid flow in the radiator, have you tried reinstalling the radiator and fan with the liquid tubes on the bottom rather than the top? If not, give this a try and let us know the results.
@TS_BryantA thanks so much for replying :)
yes, I have. originally they were on the front panel and now they're on the rear. i have this case for reference: https://www.microcenter.com/product/606985/cooler-master-nr600-masterbox-tempered-glass-atx-mid-tower-computer-case---black
i think it's the liquid flow and it started earlier this month. it goes away for few minutes after shaking then comes back while I'm still holding it.
EVGA responded so fingers crossed they can ship a replacement in the next day or so. but who knows due to their stock availability. if not, hope to figure out other ways or line up at micro center 6am in the spring for new gpu, ahah.
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