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2021/07/14 13:53:12 (permalink)
I just got my EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and I am getting a clicking noise from the 3rd fan which occurs at all fan speeds. I updated to the latest firmware using EVGA Precision and I don't see any cables or obstructions with the 3rd fan. Any ideas? I have a youtube video below, I might have to RMA the card.  
 
https://youtu.be/9Vrx4Hn5Qjc
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/07/14 16:53:29 (permalink)
Instead of RMAing the entire card, see if they can possibly send you a replacement cooler. Then you can swap the coolers and send back the old one with the problematic fan.
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/07/14 16:54:14 (permalink)
That's a great idea, I will ask support. Thank you!
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/08/22 02:07:04 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby GCG467 2021/08/22 08:59:23
I'm experiencing the same issue. Did you ever find a fix for this or did you RMA?
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/08/22 09:00:43 (permalink)
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I'm experiencing the same issue. Did you ever find a fix for this or did you RMA?




I was able to fix it. I used the card for several hours under load and the fan stopped clicking. 
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/08/22 20:26:44 (permalink)
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I just got my EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and I am getting a clicking noise from the 3rd fan which occurs at all fan speeds. I updated to the latest firmware using EVGA Precision and I don't see any cables or obstructions with the 3rd fan. Any ideas? I have a youtube video below, I might have to RMA the card.  
 



there have been posts previously about this very same issue.
the 3rd fan stutters and clicks at as it throttles on and off at low speeds/temps and is most likely a firmware bug because every 3080ti user on here seems to be having the same problem. rma would not solve this problem so all we can do is wait for evga to update the firmware or get a different card.
what you can do for now if the stuttering/clicking is very annoying is is bypass the automatic control of the fan with something like aferburner and keep the fan always on. i also undervolt and overclock the card so it doesnt get super hot and lound needlessly.
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/08/22 22:40:57 (permalink)
Yeah I have also experienced the clicking third fan issue, and it does seem like it's specifically when the fan keeps starting and stopping. I will say thay I haven't heard it in 2 days (have only been running the card for 4 days).
post edited by pblover - 2021/08/22 22:42:25
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/08/23 07:46:20 (permalink)
title of thread is evga geforce rtx 3080 ti ftw3 clicking noise from 3rd fan...
so, you get clicking if run gpu in Overclock bios switch ?????
or is clicking just on normal bios  ???
if it's on oc bios , then only 2 fans are running at start up and the 3rd fan
is off and start/stopping at idle causing noise ?
 
 
thanks 
 

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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/08/25 18:53:09 (permalink)
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title of thread is evga geforce rtx 3080 ti ftw3 clicking noise from 3rd fan...
so, you get clicking if run gpu in Overclock bios switch ?????
or is clicking just on normal bios  ???
if it's on oc bios , then only 2 fans are running at start up and the 3rd fan
is off and start/stopping at idle causing noise ?
 
 
thanks 
 


I have the same issue, im on the overclock bios, i have a 3080 TI
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/08/25 21:10:27 (permalink)
I'm not able to post a direct url yet but if you use the forum search tool and type "3rd fan RPM's fluctuate when fans are set to auto, firmware bug"
you will get another thread with some more meaningful information where the poster contacted evga tech support and seems to confirm it as something evga needs to fix
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/09/08 02:13:49 (permalink)
Hello guys, same here after precision firmware upgrade first i thought its the psu so i swapped back to different one but same clicking amd rly does stop when u stop 3rd fan and then starts after few automatic off/on what a odd issue o_o and rly annoying sound without headphones on.Definitly something u want to hear after spending 1600 euros xD
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/09/08 17:47:34 (permalink)
many of these threads popping up , all have same issue with fan 3, no real response from evga
post edited by rckrz6 - 2021/09/08 17:51:33
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/09/08 22:07:44 (permalink)
I have this problem with 2 fans set to 10% at 45c and below. They keep saying 10%, but the RPM is 0 to 300+ back and forth.. Should never hit 0 with my stepping curve.

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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/09/11 14:46:14 (permalink)
Is there way to rollback or something? This is rly annoying :( 
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/09/11 14:58:51 (permalink)
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Is there way to rollback or something? This is rly annoying :(

I dont think it's not a recent problem. You may have just noticed it later as others have since it can depend on how you use your computer.
Definitely contact tech support to walk you through that if you want to try rolling back though. imagin bricking your card otherwise.
 
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/09/11 19:03:38 (permalink)
I would honestly just run the fans at 100%, 100% of the time. It will only mildly reduce their overall life and greatly improve cooling (as well as life expectancy of the card itself). Assuming the fan clicking resolved, it should be fine!
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/09/11 19:43:12 (permalink)
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I would honestly just run the fans at 100%, 100% of the time.

That's not necessary and undesired for the reasons you stated but most annoyingly because of the sound. 100% fan is extremely loud.
You just need to keep it above 40%, or try different fan curves depending on how you use your pc.
This other thread has some more useful information:
https://forums.evga.com/3...ware-bug-m3449092.aspx
 
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2021/09/24 02:22:12 (permalink)
ask support is the better option yes
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2022/02/16 13:48:33 (permalink)
I asked EVGA several times about this and told them it could be a widespread manufacturing defect or something. I RMA'd a couple of 3070 cards because of this and finally gave up because they all have knocking in the 3rd fan at specific fan RPM. I had to set my 3070 Ti at 35% minimum fan speed to bypass the knocking. I tried a couple of different cards by doing an RMA. My 3080 ultra FTW does it as well, and this is my 3rd of these cards. My first 3080 from the step-up would not display any signal to the monitors, the 2nd would cut off signal and never come back on when I tried to reboot my PC. I'm on my 3rd now and it's still knocking, but so far it works. 
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Clicking Noise From 3rd Fan 2022/06/15 21:25:00 (permalink)
The only way i have seen to fix this issue with my 3080ti is turning the 3rd fan to a low fan speed for me personally 10% worked using EVGA Precision X1. Was flipping out the whole day trying to fix the noise thank god i found out about this
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