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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay, so I have a Zotac GTX 1050 ti OC edition. It has 2 fans. Today I noticed that the furthest right part of the graphichs card is shaking a bit (like a small vibration), in comparison to the left part which is perfectly still. I wiggled it around a bit to see if it would go away, tried to push it in a bit, but it's properly seated. There's no unusual rattling sound (although, while I was pushing it, the right fan did make a sort of a rattling sound in some positions, however it doesn't when I don't touch the gpu). Is this normal?


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3 minutes ago, Jaga848 said:

Okay, so I have a Zotac GTX 1050 ti OC edition. It has 2 fans. Today I noticed that the furthest right part of the graphichs card is shaking a bit (like a small vibration), in comparison to the left part which is perfectly still. I wiggled it around a bit to see if it would go away, tried to push it in a bit, but it's properly seated. There's no unusual rattling sound (although, while I was pushing it, the right fan did make a sort of a rattling sound in some positions, however it doesn't when I don't touch the gpu). Is this normal?

Check if the fans are damaged, if the fan is damaged it might be heavier on one side causing it to bounce and vibrate while spinning.

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17 minutes ago, IziBartek said:

Check if the fans are damaged, if the fan is damaged it might be heavier on one side causing it to bounce and vibrate while spinning.

How am I supposed to check that?


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Just now, Jaga848 said:

How am I supposed to check that?

Try taking the GPU out and spin the fan. If it vibrates in your hand its the fans fault.

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I agree, sounds like a damaged fan, or at least one with funny bearings/fan. It can be checked visually, by generally looking at it, from an angle and physically by moving the fan making the noise yourself.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Mat_95 said:

I agree, sounds like a damaged fan, or at least one with funny bearings/fan. It can be checked visually, by generally looking at it, from an angle and physically by moving the fan making the noise yourself.

Could there be any problems in the future if I left the gpu as it is? My temps are normal, there's no sound, only slight vibration.


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3 minutes ago, Jaga848 said:

Could there be any problems in the future if I left the gpu as it is? My temps are normal, there's no sound, only slight vibration.

Depending on usage, and how bad the warp of the fan /bearings may be, it could go bad, I would recommend getting a replacement, via RMA or such, Temps may be okay now, but that fan will fail sooner or later. ?


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On 11/9/2017 at 5:16 PM, Jaga848 said:

Could there be any problems in the future if I left the gpu as it is? My temps are normal, there's no sound, only slight vibration.

Honestly, I wouldn’t take that chance. If it is a defected fan in the long run things might bottom out real fast. Even if temps are normal now, a flawed fan is still a flawed fan and I would absolutely RMA it. Having good solid working fans for a non watercooled GPU are vital. I know having to rma is a pain but you don’t want to be stuck with a defected rattling GPU. Find out if it’s a fan problem first then go from there. Good luck 

 

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