Hey everyone, about a month or 2 ago I started hearing a very loud whirring coming from my box, so I started trying to figure it out. Eventually I found out that it was the video card fan, making this obnoxiously loud whirring noise that sounds like a hairdryer almost. I noticed no performance change, but the sound is horrendous and I can't imagine it's good.
for more info on my card, this site has some great images on it: http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=ODEy
So, i recently ordered the zalman vga cooler in hopes that installing it will eliminate this noise, but maybe theres a way to fix it without it. I'm away from my computer for another week for now, but I was wondering if there is any way to tighten the fan you think? When i was figuring out where the noise was I used my hand to prop up the video card fan and it seems that its a bit loose, any way to tighten this? would i have to disassemble the card entirely? It's not really something I'd like to do. Any suggestions???? thanks in advance.