1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

ATITool Cube

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Novaliz, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Novaliz New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    When I use the Cube to test my 8800 GTX the card makes some noise. Is this normal? Could it be the fan. Make your Cards noises too?

    thx ahead!
     
  2. reverze

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,368 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    131
    Kind of like a low pitched noise?

    My ATi x1950xt used to do that...

    I wouldn't worry about it, pretty sure its normal and won't harm anything

    Also, it could be the fan speeding up.. As the card becomes warmer and warmer its told to increase the percentage at which the fan spins to help cool the card better.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. trog100

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    5,448 (1.36/day)
    Thanks Received:
    619
    the cube loads the card.. the temps rocket up.. the fan spins faster to keep the card from melting.. the power draw/heat from the card is very little when not loaded.. the fan spins slower to keep fan noise down..

    trog
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  4. Novaliz New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    It is more of a high pitched sound! It sounds irregular and sounds beside the fan sound! It is independent from the fan noise. Oh God, my english! :)
     
  5. hat

    hat Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    17,959 (4.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,753
    Location:
    Ohio
    Power supply make and model?
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  6. largon

    largon

    Joined:
    May 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,788 (0.66/day)
    Thanks Received:
    434
    Location:
    Tre, Suomi Finland
    Your GTX's chokes (aka. coils, inductors) are resonating due to the high current that flows through them. This is a common "problem" with high powered computer VGAs in general and it is particularly typical for Geforce 8800 serie cards.

    There's absolutely nothing to worry about.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  7. thebeephaha

    thebeephaha

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,183 (0.34/day)
    Thanks Received:
    104
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    Yep, my GTX and Ultra did/do it... It's annoying as all get out though if you are sensitive to high pitch noises.
     
  8. Novaliz New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Thx a lot! Now I am tranquilized :)

    @ hat: I have a Tagan 700 Watt Power Supply
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2008
  9. Graogrim New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    308 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    31
    Location:
    East Coast US
    I noticed the same sound even on older cards like my last one: a Geforce 6800 GT. It was always very interesting how that noise synchronized precisely to the card's workload. I figured it was the capacitors and related components charging and discharging.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)