Anoying squeal

Hi THere,

I have recently purchased the below card (For a better price than stated in the link) and have the problem that it makes a squealing noise when the fan speed runs below 93%.

I have called the suppliers I bought it from and they have advised that because it is new it may do this, leave it running for like 20 hours and the problem will go away.

I am sure that this is not the case and the problem will persist, however I was wondering what peoples thoughts were on the problem, or if people have had similar problems.

Please note that the first day I had the card, I had to run the fan speed at 94% to stop the squeal and had it running for approx 14 hours non stop gaming (Hardcore I know!)

Thanks= you in advance for your feedback
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You can try cleaning and oiling your video card's cooler, but it may void your warranty.
I have the same thing sometimes. Cleaning helps.
Maybe, you just have to wait for a few days and the squeal will stop.
If you are a hardcore gamer, then I would suggest replacing the stock fan with an aftermarket one that will cool more efficiently and do it quieter.  Zalman, Thermalright, and Thermaltake have some good ones:
dgi001Author Commented:
Hi guys thank you for your responses.  I will have to see if the squeal goes away by itslelf I think.  I would replace the cooling fan itself but I am not convinced that this is the fault, I have read a little more about it and it looks like it may be like a capacitor or something?  Also I do not want to void any warranty I have for certainly the next 12 months.
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If your capacitors are squealing, it is not normal and may indicate a faulty part.  See if you can identify what the nature of the squeal is and where it is coming from.
The capacitors are not likely to cause squealing, however, check if they are not flown, misplaced or swelled.
dgi001Author Commented:
Hi Guys,

Just to keep you updated, I have since arranged for an exchange on the graphics card which I hope to receive shortly (In the next couple of days).  Although I did ni=ot see anything obviously wrong with the card the noise problem was an issue.  

Oh and I will let you know how the new card gets on.


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