So just today I noticed something in my rig was making a similar sound to a HDD (small ticking/spinning). At the same time I realized there was another sound like a rolling hum. Low tone.
I found its the right fan on my GPU which is only 1 month old. I looked around online about the "rattling noise" 1st as I didnt know the rolling hum was coming from the GPU. Someone said to firmly press down on the fan while its off as a possible fix, and it worked for the rattling sound I was hearing. Almost like a bad bearing not sure but its gone.
Then I find the rolling hum is still coming from the GPU. I included a video so listen closely right after the 1st click I set the fan speed to 65% (58-68% is the only time the rolling hum happens but 65% is the loudest I hope you can hear).
The hum is quite loud and I can feel the vibrations from it on the card itself and on the case chasis. Its pretty annoying as the 58-68% range seems to be the sweet spot to cool my gpu when its hitting 70c which it does in most games meaning I have to have a higher fan speed than actually needed being 75% to avoid the rolling hum.
My questions are..
- is this caused by 1 fan spinning at a small differance in rpm?
- does the ticking/rattling noise mean its definately a fan issue?
- Is the any possible way to fix this other than setting my custom fan curve to jump over the 58-68% fan usage range?
- Cleaning fans
- Checking all other fans in system to make sure its not them
- Set custom fan curve with afterburner to skip over the 58-68% range (but still can hear the rolling hum as the fans rev up from 58%-72%)
* System Specs *
CPU- Ryzen 5 2600
GPU- Gigabyte GTX 1060 3gb
MOBO- MSI Tomahawk b450
RAM- 8gb ddr4 3000mhz 1.35v (2x4gb)
PSU- Corsair cx550
WIN- Windows 10 Home (unactivated)
CASE- Cougar mx330