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Question Graphics card making strange sound, doesn't seem like coil whine

Jun 26, 2020
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My NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti has recently started making a strange mid to high pitch vibrating sound that occurs all the time, no matter when idle or playing a game. It is driving me insane and I can't have this continuing because I also use the desktop as my work computer and it gives me a headache when I listen to it for too long. I have tested turning the computer on with the gpu removed and it is fine so I know it is the gpu that is the source of the noise. Is it about to die? I've only had it for 1 year. Anyone with experience in this can you please give some advice on what I can do? Thanks.
 
Jun 26, 2020
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So I removed the gpu again today to have a closer look at it and found that the backplate feels like it is slightly loose, but the screws are on tight. There looks to be a flap that isnt secured and instead kept together by 2 sticky(?) nubs.
 

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