Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion & Support' started by Trusteft, Feb 28, 2020.
What is it?
Pretty sure it is not one of the fans.
That really does sound like fan vibration though, you tried stopping each one for a second to see if it stops ..other than that not a clue
Actually sounds like a wire/cable touching a fan.
Yes I stopped all fans for a second, even the GPU and CPU, the noise continued.
It crossed my mind, but there are no cables touching any fan.
While I actively stopped each fan, including GPU and CPU, the problem continued. I then remembered the gold old days when you had to hit your TV to fix it. So I started hitting parts of the PC and found the problem. The CPU fan assembly. Which is very weird as I said as I actually stopped it and the noise continued. Anyway, it looks like sooner or later I will have to replace the fan/cooling. Which is a bummer, but at least I know what is causing the noise.
Nice job figuring it out. BTW, no CPU should have to endure Intel's stock cooler. Well, if it's a Pentium or a Celeron, then I guess it's fine.
Other than this issue, it is good. It can barely be heard, and the CPU never reaches high temps. If not for this weird issue, I would be totally find keeping it.
When I bought the components it was the only one available. I didn't have any choice. Perhaps there were some very very expensive too, I don't remember.
Now I am considering getting a Noctua NH-D9L. It looks very nice.
Now, where do I have the thermal paste I bought and used few years ago?
Frak, I will probably have to buy some more, unless it comes with some.
I ordered a new one. Till that arrives (~10 days), I found a solution to have it all nice and quiet.
i too on occasion like to live dangerously.
Great job on finding the problem @Trusteft!
I would have been hard pressed to diagnose that, even with my years of experience lol.
I also thought of a wire touching a fan, but then thought nah, that's not it.
I'm thinking of cancelling my order. I read that I will have to use a back plate. I have no desire to remove the motherboard again. Now that everything works.
Any idea for a cooling solution that doesn't require a back plate for the 5960X ?
pretty much limited to the push tab style.... off hand i can't necessarily thinking of anything short of a direct replacement heatsink or perhaps something like the arctic freezer 7 or CM eve 212 or something akin to that.
I contacted Noctua, they replied, but I can't understand the answer.
My question was
Their reply is
I don't get it.
All I could guess, and it seems to be right, is that they were referring to the backplate that the motherboard comes with. A bit of googling seems to confirm that ILM is Intel's name for their CPU retention mechanism.
So I don't need to install a different back plate, it's already installed?
I'm fairly confident that that's what they are saying (as in confident enough that I would proceed with the purchase if it were my system). Just one thing to check, he did say "LGA 2011-3 Square ILM". I would check that the ILM on your board is indeed the square one, because there are two types, square and narrow. In the picture, the two sockets on the left are narrow (the screws of the retention mechanism at the top and the bottom are closer together) and the ones on the right are square.
I concur with Ivan
It's clearly a square design and indeed that is what ILM is.
So long as the backplate doesn't "fall off the mainboard" while doing the install (this is why i love cases in which have easy access to the rear of the mainboard for the mainboard backplate), it should theoretically install without screwing around with having to yank the mainboard out.
Thank you both, I just emailed the shop I ordered and then cancelled my order from, to cancel my already approved cancellation and continue with my previously cancelled order. But I have a feeling I am going to have to call them tomorrow and make a new order.
I typed this last night, in the wrong thread...
Surprisingly enough, even though it's not only late, but also a bank holiday here, they replied and the order is on.
Good I guess.
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