Question Weird fan noise from my 3060.

Dec 3, 2021
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Hello.

I wanted to ask a question about the weird sounds coming from my GPU fan. I have been using my 3060 for 3 months, and a few weeks ago I noticed that my GPU fan has started making a noticeable humming sound when I was playing games or when the PC is idle. I thought that it just might be some coil whine and decided to clean the GPU fan of dust that managed to build up there. I got used to the sound and didnt pay attention to it. But today I noticed another weird noise from the fan. For some reason in random intervals my fan starts making a noise that i can compare to when a printer is printing paper or a power drill working at a very low RPM for a few seconds before goes away. I though that I might have troubles with the GPU itself but the performance in games didnt change at all and my temp was below 45-48 C° at 40% RPM on the fans stable. I spend alot of time in my PC (about 6-8 hours almost everyday) and i was wondering that this amount stress on the fan damaged it somehow or that there might be a problem in another component that affects the GPU, but every other component works fine. I red that its a normal thing for a fan to make a noise, but I am still a litle bit worried about it. I hope that someone can help me with it or give me an advice on what to do in this situation.

Thank you.
 

Lutfij

Titan
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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

There's only so much that can be explained with text, that you need to rely on other media to help explain a matter/situation. It's why we ask for an audio/video clip to help corroborate your findings and help us understand what you're going through.

On another note, please parse the specs to your build like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:
Monitor:

Inspect the innards for any trailing wires that may be brushing up against the fan blades or if there's dirt/debris impeding the fan's rotation.
 
Dec 3, 2021
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Sorry for the inconvenience caused, but it looks like I have found the problem. Turns out that my fan got realy dirty again and I also didnt brush of the dust from one of the blade during my last check a week ago. After cleaning the noise has disappeared. Thank you for helping me! Sorry again for the inconvenience again!
 

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