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2020/08/27 02:31:46 (permalink)
I had an overheating issue that I mostly solved in my previous thread: https://forums.evga.com/Solved-EVGA-980Ti-Hybrid-getting-up-to-84C-Faulty-water-pump-m3066623.aspx
 
I already described the issue that I'm having now in a reply that I posted in my previous thread:
The only thing I'm slightly worried about now is the ticking noise I'm still having at temps higher than 60C. I mentioned earlier I broke off a few of the capacitors around the GPU die when recently cleaning the thermal paste but I had the ticking sounds before that. As far I remember, I always had the ticking sounds after replacing the original thermal paste. I see the rad fan cable that goes along the shroud fan being named as a cause on other threads with people that have a similar noise but I checked and it's not the cable. I'm also pretty certain the noise is coming from the GPU because I can hear it through the shroud fan exhaust cutout at the bottom of the card.

Someone said the noise might be caused by thermal paste getting to the capacitors. This could be the cause but as I posted earlier with the pics of reapplying the paste, I cleaned most of the paste around the die as best as I could without breaking off any more capacitors.

If anyone has any idea what the sound might be, please do tell.

Sound clip of the ticking noise at approximately 70C: https://youtu.be/U6VfHSF7SE0
I can say that it's not coil whine from the PSU or GPU either since those sound different than the sounds I'm getting.
 
Does anyone know what could possibly cause this? Perhaps thermal paste that got somewhere it isn't supposed to be? Perhaps the broken capacitors themselves causing the noise? Maybe an aging symptom of GPUs in general?
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    EVGATech_BrandonO
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    Re: Strange ticking/clicking noise coming from 980 Ti Hybrid 2020/08/27 06:16:30 (permalink)
    Hmm thats tough. Try spinning the fan with your finger. Possible it may be a fan issue but really tough to say.
    See if the noise happens as you manually spin the fan. and then see if its hitting anything. 

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    Re: Strange ticking/clicking noise coming from 980 Ti Hybrid 2020/08/27 06:37:21 (permalink)
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    Hmm thats tough. Try spinning the fan with your finger. Possible it may be a fan issue but really tough to say.
    See if the noise happens as you manually spin the fan. and then see if its hitting anything. 




    I made sure it's not the GPU fan. I always checked it when I reapplied the thermal paste.
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    Re: Strange ticking/clicking noise coming from 980 Ti Hybrid 2020/08/27 07:29:50 (permalink)
    That click noise at the 0:55 mark?..Sounds like a relay click, the PSU would be a likely culprit..If your PSU has an ECO Mode/Hybrid Mode switch, turn it off and see if it matters.

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    Re: Strange ticking/clicking noise coming from 980 Ti Hybrid 2020/08/27 07:45:55 (permalink)
    bob16314
    That click noise at the 0:55 mark?..Sounds like a relay click, the PSU would be a likely culprit..If your PSU has an ECO Mode/Hybrid Mode switch, turn it off and see if it matters.


    I should've mentioned that sound actually came from the case (Corsair 650D) itself. The flaps of the side panel sometimes aren't flush and it makes that noise when it sits into place. Happens just that one time then it's good till I take it off again and forget to push it in all the way.
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    Re: Strange ticking/clicking noise coming from 980 Ti Hybrid 2020/08/29 12:42:35 (permalink)
    how is the card mounted? any pics?

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    Re: Strange ticking/clicking noise coming from 980 Ti Hybrid 2020/08/30 07:28:42 (permalink)
    STR8_AN94BALLER
    how is the card mounted? any pics?




    Bad angle but the hoses are at the bottom of the rad which is mounted as an exhaust at the rear of the case. GPU's in the first slot.
     

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    Re: Strange ticking/clicking noise coming from 980 Ti Hybrid 2020/09/13 04:33:54 (permalink)
    Bump.
     
    Anyone have any idea? I guess I'll have to live with the sound till I get a newer GPU in the future.
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    Re: Strange ticking/clicking noise coming from 980 Ti Hybrid 2020/09/30 05:32:37 (permalink)
    Bump.
     
    Now that summer's over, ambient temps have gone down as well. Ticking is still there though. Just a bit less.
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