Brave Little Pixel Jun 29, 2014 @ 5:59pm
Grinding noises from PC when playing
Strange I know. But I was running everything on Ultra and especially in the character builder, I would hear a light whirring screech from the PC and it would change in tone, getting higher or lower as I span my character around or selected different features. This happens during gameplay but less noisy.

This also happened in Sanctum 2, when playing normally, no noise, however hovering over a turret that had a blue aura/glow, the noise would start, then stop when I looked away from it.

Also again this happens in Minecraft when rendering more frames per second. 30-60fps is of a nice tone, but capping at 120 or higher causes the noise to get higher and higher until I'm afraid something will blow up if I make any more FPS.
(I enable VSYNC in all games, capping fps from 40-60 where possible either in game or by Nvidia control panel).

This makes me believe its something GPU related. It's not the fan, as I forced the fan to a constant speed with software (and the fan sounds different to this electric whirring noise).

GTX 650 Ti Boost, intel i5-4570.

Not entirely sure what's happening. All drivers are up to date, running Direct X 11 with it.

I reduced the settings to Medium/High mix and the noise remained however less violent and more tolerable when playing without audio.
Showing 1-7 of 7 comments
< >
biscuit Jul 1, 2014 @ 10:02pm 
Most likely coil wine , coming from a coil . What manfacturer of card is it ? I hope not Zotac...
Brave Little Pixel Jul 1, 2014 @ 10:12pm 
Originally posted by biscuit:
Most likely coil wine , coming from a coil . What manfacturer of card is it ? I hope not Zotac...

Manufacturer of GPU? MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost, that's about all I know.

It only happens for this game and very few others
Gameplay Chronicle Jul 2, 2014 @ 2:35am 
Its about temperature. Improve case coolers.
Brave Little Pixel Jul 2, 2014 @ 8:22am 
Originally posted by Mihai:
Its about temperature. Improve case coolers.

my temperatures are always relatively stable and fine. I've never seen my GPU go past 80 and my GPU never get past mid 60s
biscuit Jul 2, 2014 @ 8:21pm 
That should be a factory overclocked card . Use Msi Afterburner & lower clock speeds to match a stock card to test .
Gameplay Chronicle Jul 3, 2014 @ 1:45am 
Originally posted by Brave Little Pixel:
Originally posted by Mihai:
Its about temperature. Improve case coolers.

my temperatures are always relatively stable and fine. I've never seen my GPU go past 80 and my GPU never get past mid 60s
You dont get it. In order to have an constant temperature, the cooler speed must be higher. Therefore, cooler vibrate much. Improving case coolers will make the GPU cooler to run at a lower speed.
Brave Little Pixel Jul 3, 2014 @ 12:23pm 
These things only do happen with 3 of 100 or so games I have played using the same hardware, never had problems with much more demanding games.

So as I see it, I should improve overall case cooling?
Showing 1-7 of 7 comments
< >
Per page: 15 30 50
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2014 @ 5:59pm
Posts: 7