Just built a new machine, with a Rotac 4080. Whenever the fans on the GPU spin up, the LOUD NOISES begin. This does not just sound like fans spinning at high RPM, it’s a bit louder and for lack of better descriptors, “heavier and grindier”. It’s not a “clean” sound that I would associate with rapidly spinning fans just at higher volume (this is not the same but I sleep with a box fan on every night, set to high, and that noise is very pleasant for me but this is not pleasant at all).
I’m using various monitoring software (Afterburner and NZXT’s software since I have one of their hubsh) to help figure out my problems. Well, to get data to help figure out my problems. The GPU fans don’t always spin up. Playing Rogue Trader makes it seem like they will inevitably do it but they sort of come and go, and the temp never gets above 57c. Playing around in Afterburner, if I just set the fan speed to 40% and turn off auto fan management, I immediately get the noises.
I’m not sure if there’s anything I can do to verify this may in fact just be a bad fan or fans on the GPU itself. Tips/advice would be appreciated. I suspect I’m going to have to return this and get a new GPU.