My computer has been intermittently making the most obnoxious grinding noise for weeks. It still did it after I disconnected all components, so I thought it was the PSU, but even after replacing it it still happened. Now I’ve figured out it’s part of the motherboard. I’ll probably end up replacing it (and that means my processor too, le sigh), but I want to at least know what the part is called
It’s the part in the middle, with EVGA X58 written on it. I think it might be an on-board fan of some kind (and the motor is going, causing the noise), but I’m not sure.