[SOLVED] Wierd noise.

BlueGR

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So I have my GPU for around 1 - 2 years now and I didn't have any problems with it. But suddenly a few days ago it started doing a strange noise like a continuous cracking for 1 second only when the fans start to ramp up due to temps and then goes back to normal.
Should I be concerned? Is there anything I can do?

My graphics card: https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-Graphics-Windforce-Gv-N1660OC-6GD/dp/B07P76G428

Thank you in advance.
 

ttower2020

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Those PSUs are ok in a pinch, but are quite an old design, and generally do not last for too long. Especially powering a modern GPU playing games and such, you should consider replacing it. If the PSU is older, like 2 years old, if that is when you built the system, then it is possible that the low quality PSU could be providing issues now, just as I mentioned was possible. Consider getting a Corsair RMx PSU or another high quality 650W unit if you can.

RMX 650 - https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-RM650x-Certified-Modular-Supply/dp/B079H6111J

This EVGA unit is alright, but not a top line one. Get better if you can afford it
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Supernova-Modular-Warranty-220-G5-0650-X1/dp/B07WDLTKNM

Same with this one. The model is not the best quality, but EVGA does have a good warranty for it. Get better if possible
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Bronze-Modular-Warranty-110-BQ-0700-V1/dp/B0877B3TJJ
 

ttower2020

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Those PSUs are ok in a pinch, but are quite an old design, and generally do not last for too long. Especially powering a modern GPU playing games and such, you should consider replacing it. If the PSU is older, like 2 years old, if that is when you built the system, then it is possible that the low quality PSU could be providing issues now, just as I mentioned was possible. Consider getting a Corsair RMx PSU or another high quality 650W unit if you can.

RMX 650 - https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-RM650x-Certified-Modular-Supply/dp/B079H6111J

This EVGA unit is alright, but not a top line one. Get better if you can afford it
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Supernova-Modular-Warranty-220-G5-0650-X1/dp/B07WDLTKNM

Same with this one. The model is not the best quality, but EVGA does have a good warranty for it. Get better if possible
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Bronze-Modular-Warranty-110-BQ-0700-V1/dp/B0877B3TJJ
 

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