So, i've been having this weird noise problem with my new graphics card. which I got as replacement for an older card. Everytime I run a game, or a graphic intensive program a funny little noise from the GPU can be heard. Im pretty sure it's not the fan. I've checked already, incase there is anything touching the fan, or the rest of the GPU. Not to mention you can hear the fan noise AND this strange noise. The noise is a little high pitched, sounds a little mechanical. It's not usually incredibly loud (besides when on the main menu of Mass Effect 2) but it still annoys the hell out of me. I'm usually having to use headphones just to block it out which can be a pain. The noise only seems to be happening however, when something is rendered onscreen. Usually being louder when using more power. If I have World of Warcraft running in windowed, it'll make the noise. Minimise and show the desktop; it disappears. Same goes for when playing Mass Effect 2. Jump into the menu (pressing esc) and the noise stops COMPLETELY until going back to the game, or into a submenu like "Squad" (which renders a 3D image of your character). Anyway, I have no clue what this problem could be. Any clues, or ideas as to what could be causing this would be greatly appreciated. EDIT: It is definately not the fan. I just tested the noise, and even pushed on the fan to slow it down to a complete halt. The noise still occured, and did not change in loudness or pitch.