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
EVGATech_BrandonOHmm 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.
bob16314That 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.
STR8_AN94BALLERhow is the card mounted? any pics?