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Old April 4, 2019, 06:34 PM
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Default Noise issue? Or normal?

Just finished a new build (first one in mnay years) and everything is working great...I think/hope. Except I am wondering if its makes too much, or the wrong kind of noise. Here is the build:
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600x 3.6GHz
  • Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite Motherboard
  • EVGA SuperNova 650G1+ Gold PSU
  • MSI Armor Radeon RX570 8GB
  • Western Digital 2TB Blue 64MB 5400RPM SATA
  • Intel 660P SSD PCEe M.s 512GB
  • Corsair Vengence LPX D4 2x8GB 2666MHz
Being written it is hard to convey, but the best I can explain it as a variable speed to a fan. Sometimes it even does this whine tpye noise like a turbo spinning up. The noise goes up and down as I do different things (open a a bunch of tabs, start a game, play video, etc. etc.). I was thinking it was the Gold PSU working like a variable speed motor, but I wanted to see if there any thoughts. I.e. is this the new normal with the increased energy efficiency of the components? Or should I RMAing something?



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Old April 4, 2019, 07:00 PM
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Not a case fan or anything? Just stop each fan one at a time to see if there is a culprit. If it is changing frequency though, I would suspect cpu or gpu fan...more than likely cpu fan changing with load.
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Old April 4, 2019, 07:03 PM
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Not a case fan or anything? Just stop each fan one at a time to see if there is a culprit. If it is changing frequency though, I would suspect cpu or gpu fan...more than likely cpu fan changing with load.

Is that normal though? My old build did not do that.
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Old April 4, 2019, 07:09 PM
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CPU fan seems the most probable.

In your BIOS, you should have some fan control options, usually there's a "silent" profile that might help or you can outright disable it and run the fans at 100%.

If it's a higher pitched noise, then it's likely coil whine, generally from the PSU or video card, which is hard to trace but typically nothing to worry about.
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Old April 4, 2019, 07:46 PM
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may sound crazy, use a piece of garden hose to listen like a stethoscope where you think its coming from to confirm
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Best bet is to leave the cover off and see what's ramping up to make the noise... my money's on the GPU fan... they run silent these days when there's no load (in most cases they don't run at all under no-load conditions) so it's a bit more noticeable when any kind of load is applied as it goes from nothing to something even if that something isn't all that significant.
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Old April 6, 2019, 09:00 AM
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Is there a windows utility that show BIOS like information? fan speed, cpu temp, gpu temp, etc?


Edit: let me google that for you... MSI Afterburner, GPU-Z. Which do you prefer, or it doen't really matter as I'm not overclocking?

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GPU-Z is the easiest to install and view sensor information from.
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I would say HWInfo or HW Monitor if you want to see all your temps, fan speeds, voltages, etc in one place.
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Old April 6, 2019, 07:16 PM
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So it appears that the annoying noise is from the PSU and how it sits or is secured to the case. Any tips or tricks to limit the vibration transfer?
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