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Computer sounds like a Vacuum when playing new games.

RoeRoe Always to the EastRegistered User regular
Tried playing Siege and The Division on my less than year old gaming computer. The temp on my graphics card skyrockets to 80 degrees and my computer sounds like a vacuum cleaner.

I ignored it before, stopped playing new games, but it's getting ridiculous. I poured 900+ into this machine and I cannot play WoW with high graphics with my UI enhancements enabled, or my frames would drop down to sub 30 fps.

Here is a list of my computer parts.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    This always comes off condescending but... have you dusted?

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    RoeRoe Always to the East Registered User regular
    This always comes off condescending but... have you dusted?

    No I have not.

    I just figured out it's my CPU. I have the stock cooler installed and I just tweaked the bios so it's on performance mode, but the sound just gets worse.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    It sounds like your system is heat throttling. How many fans do you have on the case, how many are exhaust and how many are intake?

    I would take off the panel and give it a good dusting. You may have to remove the GPU and its heat sink and really get it good.

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    RoeRoe Always to the East Registered User regular
    It sounds like your system is heat throttling. How many fans do you have on the case, how many are exhaust and how many are intake?

    I would take off the panel and give it a good dusting. You may have to remove the GPU and its heat sink and really get it good.

    I bought this case a while back and haven't updated the fans. I basically have 1 front fan and 1 rear fan.

    Perhaps it's time to upgrade my fans.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    Roe wrote: »
    It sounds like your system is heat throttling. How many fans do you have on the case, how many are exhaust and how many are intake?

    I would take off the panel and give it a good dusting. You may have to remove the GPU and its heat sink and really get it good.

    I bought this case a while back and haven't updated the fans. I basically have 1 front fan and 1 rear fan.

    Perhaps it's time to upgrade my fans.

    I would get a good 140mm for the side, either 2x120s on top for moving air or 1x200 for quiet moving air, 2 in the front.

    The Fractal Design Venturi fans move serious air.

    Look into the magnetic Thermaltake dust covers.

    Is your comp on the ground? I have the same case and I popped for a $15 stand to keep the PSU blowing straight out instead of into the case itself.

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    RoeRoe Always to the East Registered User regular
    Yes, it's on the ground. I just ordered some fans for the case and am going to order some canned air later today.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    Just for reference, I have the back, 2 front, and 1 side all acting as intakes, with the top as exhaust. My system idles at 19-22C.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    edited February 2016
    Roe wrote: »
    Yes, it's on the ground. I just ordered some fans for the case and am going to order some canned air later today.

    I can't suggest strongly enough to elevate it.
    The casters are optional and I don't even have mine installed.

    The stand works fine for our cases and lets the PSU breathe a bit, or (if you have the exhaust pointed in to the case) it will allow you to remove a heat source. Either way is a win.

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    RoeRoe Always to the East Registered User regular
    Placed it on the crate I have, it's basically desk height now.

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    CabezoneCabezone Registered User regular
    The stock fan on that CPU is really loud even when working correctly, when it's under load.

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    GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    AMD hardware is hot and loud, more details in our 11 o'clock broadcast.

    Not to be snarky but seriously you should probably look at getting an aftermarket CPU cooler.

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    RoeRoe Always to the East Registered User regular
    I actually installed this a while back and had to remove it because of the vibration and noise.

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    RoeRoe Always to the East Registered User regular
    So I cleaned it, but the fan is still a little noisy. It's not as bad as it was before, but I'm pretty sure some fans will help cool it.

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    GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    Roe wrote: »
    I actually installed this a while back and had to remove it because of the vibration and noise.

    I think you may have installed it wrong, then. Never had such problems with my 212+, I can't imagine the Evo version suddenly got noisier and looser.

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    RoeRoe Always to the East Registered User regular
    I reinstalled the EVO cooler, and it's acting a lot better than before. I played some 'The Division' today and everything was relatively quiet, though warm.

    I ordered a bundle of fans from Newegg and they should be arriving soon. Until then, I'll have to stick to what I'm playing now.

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    tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    Yeah, it probably wasn't installed properly and then later decided to partially detach. How does your graphics card perform?

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    RoeRoe Always to the East Registered User regular
    edited February 2016
    Where it was against my wall, it would get up to 80 degrees thanks to my heater and poor ventilation. I actually tested it while it was off of the ground and on the crate and free of dust, it was much cooler.

    The card usually does great as long as the CPU doesn't overheat like it did. I'd usually start a game pretty cool, but then it would ramp up to 80 an hour or an hour and a half later, thanks to the heat in the case.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    edited February 2016
    Roe wrote: »
    Where it was against my wall, it would get up to 80 degrees thanks to my heater and poor ventilation. I actually tested it while it was off of the ground and on the crate and free of dust, it was much cooler.

    The card usually does great as long as the CPU doesn't overheat like it did. I'd usually start a game pretty cool, but then it would ramp up to 80 an hour or an hour and a half later, thanks to the heat in the case.

    Yeah, ambient heat can be a real killer.

    Which fans did you get, if I could ask?

    There are some serious air movers on Newegg, but they are extremely loud.

    240 CFM, but 62 decibels, for a 120mm fan.

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    RoeRoe Always to the East Registered User regular
    120s, a 140, and a 200.

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    tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    Roe wrote: »
    Where it was against my wall, it would get up to 80 degrees thanks to my heater and poor ventilation. I actually tested it while it was off of the ground and on the crate and free of dust, it was much cooler.

    The card usually does great as long as the CPU doesn't overheat like it did. I'd usually start a game pretty cool, but then it would ramp up to 80 an hour or an hour and a half later, thanks to the heat in the case.

    Yeah, ambient heat can be a real killer.

    Which fans did you get, if I could ask?

    There are some serious air movers on Newegg, but they are extremely loud.

    240 CFM, but 62 decibels, for a 120mm fan.

    Don't buy that unless you WANT your computer to sound like vacuum/jet engine.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    Roe wrote: »
    120s, a 140, and a 200.

    Nice picks.

    Let us know if it helps your system out!

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    RoeRoe Always to the East Registered User regular
    Maxed out WoW and my GPU sits at about 43 degrees. I can play Siege on Ultra without going over 65 degrees over extended play.

    Overall very happy with the upgrades.

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    jungleroomxjungleroomx It's never too many graves, it's always not enough shovels Registered User regular
    Roe wrote: »
    Maxed out WoW and my GPU sits at about 43 degrees. I can play Siege on Ultra without going over 65 degrees over extended play.

    Overall very happy with the upgrades.

    Glad to hear it worked out! Thanks for the update, and enjoy not having a pizza oven for a pc.

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