*OFFICIAL* Alienware "Graphics Amplifier" Owner's Lounge and Benchmark Thread (All 13, 15 and 17)

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Mr. Fox, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 Notebook Consultant

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    After about 4 months into using AGA, I thought this is normal for blower-type cards.

    My 4-months old Asus RTX 2070 Turbo 8GB has this clattering fan noise. When it spins, it sounded like a faint rattling sound, clattering?

    But everything runs fine. Temperatures didn't get really hot. And it's been doing this for these 4 months.

    Do blower-type cards have this problem, or I'm just unlucky?
     
  2. TomC69

    TomC69 Notebook Geek

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    No, I do not think this is normal. My zotac gtx1080ti Blower does not do this, even after ~1yr in my AGA.

    If I were you I would contact my supplier and see if you can get this fixed or replaced.
     
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    I would take the card out and maybe clean the fans. Might be caught up with dust and tiny debris
     
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  4. TomC69

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    He says it has been doing this from the start so maybe not a dust build up problem. Still, probably a good idea to take the card out and check for anything that may have gotten in there. Also, maybe check out the fan for any flashing on the blades.

    BTW, are you sure the noise is not coming from the front AGA fan?
     
  5. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    Not common but could just be a bad bearing on the fan. Are we certain it is not just coil whine/squeal? Some are more sensitive to it than others depending on their hearing.
     
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    propeldragon Notebook Evangelist

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    I've had a gpu with a bad fan before. Change the fan speed and see if the noise changes with the speed.
     
  7. propeldragon

    propeldragon Notebook Evangelist

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    I just happened to find someone selling an aga for $75, little over a year old. Is there anything I should look out for? Not sure if it's the newest aga model or not. I might pull the trigger.
     
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  8. cookinwitdiesel

    cookinwitdiesel Retired Bencher

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    That is a good deal. Fan could wear out and cable may be loose, nothing else I can think of that would go bad on it.
     
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    Sorry, I just saw this. I returned my 51m and re-ordered from Dell's website. It'll be a couple of weeks before I can play again.
    But here is one test I ran: https://www.3dmark.com/fs/18739705
     
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  10. gschneider

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    Just wondering if anyone ever use's AMD Radeon cards in their AGA's.

    I am torn between building a desktop for my self or just getting an AGA, however I have a Freesync monitor (not currently supported by NVidia).

    Plus for some reason I just fancy going team red, I have been Blue and Green for so long now that I fancy a walk on the wild side.
     
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