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Strange noise when in 3D apps?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Huxley2k7, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Huxley2k7

    Huxley2k7

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    Getting a slightly strange noise when im running games. It sounds like the noise of a small fan, as if it was slightly catching something, its quite faint but only occurs when there is something being rendered on screen. For example, if the game stutters/hitches for a second while loading textures, the sound will stop, then start again once the render is done. If i minimize to desktop the noise stops, then immediately it will start again once i alt+tab back into the game. Its like a fan/buzzing noise.

    I'm assuming its possibly something to do with the graphics card, i dont think its the fan though as i dont see why that would stop and start? Could it be something to do with the voltage/clocks kicking in? I think i vaguely remember this issue with my old ATi card.

    Everythings running fine, its just an irritating noise which im possibly over-analyzing since its a completely new system.
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    probably your gfx card or PSU making that sound - mine used to be the PSU (squeal) replaced it and now get what sounds like a faint scratchy sound like you say, hardly audible (benching) and when playing a game = inaudible. coils.

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