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post #11 of 21
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Yeah it's like 50c if I leave fan on 100% while folding
Try cutting your fan speed back to about 90%, it should cut down on the whine. At 50c you should be well under the max temp the GPU can handle, but check the manufacturer specs to be sure. I know with my GPUs at full load, they stay between 70 - 80c but both have max temps above that, so I don't worry about it.

Edit: I actually keep my fan speeds set to 70%, my temps are higher, but it got rid of the whine in the GTX460 in my SigRig.
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post #12 of 21
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Try cutting your fan speed back to about 90%, it should cut down on the whine. At 50c you should be well under the max temp the GPU can handle, but check the manufacturer specs to be sure. I know with my GPUs at full load, they stay between 70 - 80c but both have max temps above that, so I don't worry about it.

Edit: I actually keep my fan speeds set to 70%, my temps are higher, but it got rid of the whine in the GTX460 in my SigRig.
Yeah the squeak comes on instantly when the load hits, fan picks up gradually. I don't mind the annoying sound as long as it's not harmful, can't really hear anything over the 100% fan anyways haha
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post #13 of 21
I find the high pitch squeal complements the fan noise quite well.
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post #14 of 21
All of my GPUs have been squealing for years and I don't even notice it anymore tbh
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post #15 of 21
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I find the high pitch squeal complements the fan noise quite well.
Haha!!

Yeah, my office is in our open basement, right next to our home theater, so the squeaking is really not cool for my wife and friends when we're watching movies. Its bad enough that I have 3 computers running with all their fans running full blast as I fold 3 computers all 24/7. I think if I just hooked up ducting to my computers I could heat our house during the winter, but that would just be too much work that wouldn't even net me any more PPD!!!
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Noticed today that tone changes if I overclock the card, heh
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All of my GPUs whine... My GTX260s are the worst though... If you play around with the shader clocks you should notice the whine change pitch, you may be able to find a setting that does not make your ears bleed.
 
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post #18 of 21
It ain't cap whine - caps can't whine. It's the coils. Not that it's important, but I'm a stickler for details

All you can really do is adjust the overclocks. One of my GTS 450s whines at anything below about 900 on the core, and above about 940 or so. So I run it at 922 (IIRC) and it's nice and quiet there.

The other one squeals like a pig whatever the clocks, but at about 910 the pitch of the squeal is slightly less annoying so that's where it lives.
post #19 of 21
I wouldnt say its a good sign, but it shows that the capacitors are working for sure.

EDIT: Capacitors can whine, it usually tends to be the coils though. It's most recognized as cap whine though.
post #20 of 21
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Whenever I start GPU folding, my car makes a high pitched kind of noise, is this normal under stress? All speeds are stock.
It simply means that you are doing it right... Invest in some ear plugs or good headphones lol!
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