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Hey everyone. I have owned a GTX 570 for few months now and had zero problems overclocked at 900/2000 at 1.1V.

Recently though I experience a weird buzzing sound, I think it's called coil whine but I am not sure if it comes out of the GPU or the PSU. I just built a watercooling loop and the temps seem fine, I also flashed the card with a 1200V max voltage and tried to run furmark at 1150V no problems. Thing is the buzz comes when I overclock the card's core.

I open furmark, no buzz, then set the core to 800(or more) and the sound starts. Then if I reset the overclock on afterburner it stops.
What causes that sound? Also, should I be worried?
    
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its just the VRM makin noise its fine my 560 does the same thing under load
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Yeah but it didn't use to make that noise. It's an annoying sound.
How can I see VRM temps? I've got GPUZ but there isn't a sensor for it...?
    
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It's not VRM temperature. Coil whine is actually the coil in the VRM vibrating from the frequency of the current going through it. Typically, coil whine on graphics cards can be stopped by enabling VSync as 150+ fps is usually a good way to trigger coil whine.

Also, actually listen to your PC (side panel off, use a paper towel tube to isolate the noise), it can be your power supply as well, the increased voltage from overclocking the graphics card could be straining the power supply. If it is your PSU that's whining and it hasn't been, I'd look into replacing it as I'm just overly cautious about PSUs after losing a whole system to a bad one. If it is the card itself though, it isn't actually harming anything, and like I said, should be stopped by vsync.
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vrm timebomb??
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vrm timebomb??
I'd say the same thing. Yes.

If the OP doesnt respond to us within an hour or so, it means his card might have popped.
post #8 of 15
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It seems to be the GPU not PSU and yes it's coil whine. The weird thing is it happens on furmark/atitool but not on games. Not sure why.

This card seems gold though, I got 960/1900 @ 1163V seems stable on BC2.
    
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it does it because ur putting extra volts through it and when the gpu loads up its sucking the power sort of thing @ stock clocks my gpu is quiter then a mouse put a 90-100mhz oc and some extra volts and its a squeals
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yea those coil whining is very normal. Some card does coil whine more than others though. I recently had 6990 and coil whine was so loud, so I had to return it.
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