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What hardware component is wrong with my computer?

by Morilinian / September 24, 2014 10:31 AM PDT

Hello, 3 Years ago in 2011 I ordered my own custom built computer from CyberPowerPC. The computer could play LoL or WoW with the highest resolution at a solid 60/90fps respectively. However, towards the end of July or the Beginning of August, it started making the weird buzzing noise. I have a total of seven fans Including the one for the power supply, and one for the Graphics Card. Ever since it started the buzzing, the altogether loading began to diminish. Netflix video couldn't keep up with the audio, and the FPS on LoL will suddenly and unexpectedly drop for no apparent reason. I feel (through just a mental work-through of the problem) that the Graphics Card is starting fail. However, it could be the core or the motherboard, I don't know how to tell which or whatever the problem is.

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Did you start with the usual canned air and compound work?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2014 10:35 AM PDT

For well under 20 bucks the first thing I do is maintenance. Some folk replace parts first.

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Canned air
by Morilinian / September 24, 2014 12:48 PM PDT

Yes I have opened the side up and sprayed air throughout the system unit, but it did not work. I will do it again and see if I missed any spots however. What do you mean by compound work?

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Cleaned extensively and thermal paste isn't needed
by Morilinian / September 26, 2014 12:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Links about compound.

I extensively cleaned it and I don't need to use thermal paste, so I'm still stuck with this problem

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Then let's see what others have to write.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 26, 2014 1:01 AM PDT

If you ever get a client that dismisses replacing the thermal compound you nod, thank them for their time and send them along. Some will explode at that point but then they are not a client you want.

Some folk are getting new cards and are surprised when we want to replace this when new. Here's one of many articles about that issue.

Again, it's a big issue out there on many cards and CPUs.

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by Morilinian / October 7, 2014 1:00 PM PDT

My liquid cooling unit was actually shot and had to replace my fan and heat sink...but thanks for assuming you know everything instead of trying to actually help me out

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Nice to read you found it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 8, 2014 12:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Fail

I'm not there to inspect the gear so I can fail to sniff it out.

However your new techs tend to try to avoid doing the work that would lead us to what you noted. I hope you can see that.

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