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There is an audible high pitched whine noise coming from my sig rig. I can hear all the fan noise, and occasional HDD noise, however, I can not stand the hi-pitch whine that is emitted. It is a constant whine but sometimes is it more noticeable. Whenever I open a program, for example, CPUID, whenever the window pops up asking you if it safe to run (Windows 7 asks you YES or NO), the high pitched noise will be interrupted for half a second. The high pitched whine becomes more apparent under max load, and I've tried to diagnose it but turning down the GPU fans, case fans, and well not CPU fan since is maxed at 500rpm, I still cannot find the source of the noise. I searched around and found some old thread on a coils transistors. on the motherboard, but those were on motherboards years ago. Current motherboard don't have coiled transistors.
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post #2 of 10
Your power supply is making the noise.

You need a better power supply.
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My Cooler Master Silent Pro is failing me?
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post #4 of 10
Coil whine is not indicative of the component failing. Some PSUs just whine and there's not much you can do about it. If the sound bothers you you can try to RMA.
 
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post #5 of 10
it could be the inductors on the mobo whining as well... that would indicate a 'weak' +12v input from the PSU..

*my My GPU emits noticeable squeal when OC'd very high..in combination with a TX650. Swap only the PSU to a TPQ1.2kw..and the GPU is dead silent at the same OC. I have noticed similar issues with noise from mobo inductors as well..that are caused by a 'drooping' +12v input from the PSU.
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What do the inductors on the mobo look like? what is weird is, there is a noise coming from the PSU but it's not exactly like the high pitched whine that bugs me. It coming from the middle section on the back of the motherboard. Definitely not the fans. Over all it is very hard to tell were is it is coming from. The only thing OC'd is the CPU and i'm always folding, also occassionally I OC the GPU.
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post #7 of 10


The inductors look like little black/grey squares..kinda like miniature dice
post #8 of 10
I get a similar whine from my GPU when I fold on it; nothing to worry about.
post #9 of 10
I've gotten that whine from a few GPUs in the past when they were put to use. Its nothing to worry about.
post #10 of 10
Just curious of the last 2 posters read what forum this is in... Sounds like a cap, I had one that did it so I just sent her back to newegg.
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