high pitched squeak

  alanstav1970 18:58 07 Jun 2012

why would a graphics card(8800gts)make a high pitched squeak as soon as the pc is turned on?

  alanstav1970 18:59 07 Jun 2012

would attatching the 6pin molex help?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:02 07 Jun 2012

possible fan noise

  alanstav1970 21:09 07 Jun 2012

its a constant noise

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:12 07 Jun 2012

it will be if fan bearings are failing.

  alanstav1970 21:25 07 Jun 2012

can i do anything?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:43 07 Jun 2012

you may be able to peel the label off the fan and see if there is a small pin hole in the centre of the hub - one drop of very light oil may solve the problem.

Not sure if the fans are renewable on that card it may just clip on.

  alanstav1970 15:33 08 Jun 2012

sorted,apparently it`s an alarm on the card,requiring more power via 6pin molex

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:51 08 Jun 2012

Glad it wasn't the bearing, could have been expensive.

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