Please help: hissing/crackling noises from 6800GS

By robgodd
Jan 22, 2006
  1. Hi All,

    I've recently installed an AGP 6800GS card, and I'm amazed at how good it is. There's a problem I've been having, though: After playing intensive games like Far Cry and FEAR for about 20 minutes, a scary hissing/crackling sound comes from the card that increases in volume and frequency, and stops as soon as I quit out of the 3D sections. It sounds like it's gonna blow!

    I do have the card overclocked with Rivatuner from 350mhz core to 390mhz, and the memory up a tiny bit too. My case is pretty well cooled, and there's a PCI exhaust fan sitting right next to the card; it's temperature doesn't seem to go above 65 celsius on load.

    Am I simply overclocking it too much? Or could the PSU be the problem - it's not a particularly good one, but I've never had problems with it.

    Any suggestions / help would really be appreciated.


  2. robgodd

    robgodd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've solved the problem by changing the PSU to a decent Antec one.

    Thanks for all your help, guys...
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Glad it worked out for you!

    I would have thought it was a faulty fan on the card, as it only happens when you are in the intense parts of games. I have never heard a card scream at you when the PSU is too weak (usually a crash instead).

    Thanks for reporting back. I'll have to remember this!
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