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  1. #1
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    Asus Strix 980 Ti - random clicky\scratchy fan noises when spinning.

    Hello. Its my second topic here but know i want to be sure about this. So listen.

    Month ago i bought my graphic card Asus Strix 980 Ti. Also i have a little problem. When i launch a game and fans accelerates ( spins up ) i can hear randomly ( not always ) for a moment little audible clicking\scratchy noises from a fans. Then after minute noise is gone and all is ok.
    The fans on card just make randomly clicking\scratching noises when starting spinning. Then noise is gone after 1 minute of gaming .Is this reason to RMA?

    Here is the noise what i am talking about ( in link this noise is from Asus Gtx 970 strix , but the noise is the same on my card Asus Gtx 980 Strix)

    watch( i am talking about noise from second 0:39 - 0:43 ) 0:39 - 0:43 second .

    This noise i have ( NOT ALWAYS , JUST RANDOMLY ) when card starting spinning. Can somebody explain me why it happens randomly and not always? And of course its not normal ? Please help me and answer .
    Last edited by sde444; 09-25-2015 at 06:54 PM.

  2. #2
    ROG 師傅 Array Arne Saknussemm PC Specs
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    No not normal....should be silent....sounds like a bad fan...wobbling at certain rpm or some can try to gently wiggle it on it's axis or just send it back

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    Try checking the cables behind the fan blades. Mine was catching on one of them. Seems like a common issue.

  4. #4
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array EasyLover PC Specs
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    If nothing is in contact with fans then better RMA it.

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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array Kotronas PC Specs
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    Guys he is making such posts everywhere. He posts different videos if you see the video, he says it too, it is from a 970 strix.
    Hint: Try to provide your own video.

    Let get the other link from a other forum where a guy did gathered his posts on different forums

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