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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!)

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150574

Thanks= you in advance for your feedback
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BortianCommented:
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.
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CallandorCommented:
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: http://www.xoxide.com/vgacoolers.html
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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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CallandorCommented:
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.
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BortianCommented:
The capacitors are not likely to cause squealing, however, check if they are not flown, misplaced or swelled.
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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.

Thanks
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