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Hey guys, so my GF noticed in her rig that theres a high pitched screeching noise, i checked the fans and the gpu to see if it was coming from those and it still persisted. But when i lowered the clock on the cpu (3.3 to stock) the noise went from a high pitch to a mid tone clicky hiss... so im guessing its the cpu (x3440).. hmm what could be the issue here?

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The VRM chokes.
    
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
The VRM chokes.
ah, okay hmm so maybe i should rma the mobo? if its squeeking at stock? shes using an Asus maximus gene III
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It's the power circuitry supplying the CPU, my graphics card does it too.
It's coil whine and unfortunately it's almost impossible to stop.
Some companies will RMA your board for you if it's there though, or at least they will with graphics cards.

It's nothing to worry about except that it can be annoying.

Edit: You posted while I was typing.
That board is high-end and you've paid for quality so I'd say try the RMA route as I reckon they'll accept it.
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RMA Time!
    
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It's the power circuitry supplying the CPU, my graphics card does it too.
It's coil whine and unfortunately it's almost impossible to stop.
Some companies will RMA your board for you if it's there though, or at least they will with graphics cards.

It's nothing to worry about except that it can be annoying.

Edit: You posted while I was typing.
That board is high-end and you've paid for quality so I'd say try the RMA route as I reckon they'll accept it.
buahaha ninjaed jk

but dang.. the boards a pain in the ass to put into her case *sigh* she had to get a matx that looked pretty =_= But i guess ill look into rmaing it thanks guys + reps

Edit: side note .. is asus warranty have to be registered like evga? or is it serial based? i dont think she registered anything so not sure and its our first asus board
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