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MSI P67A-G43 coil whine. Do I RMA or what?

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After getting some perspective it seems it really is my mobo making this horrible sound.

I can't stand it when it starts and it almost never goes away (always comes back).

The noise originates from around the CPU and memory area. I tried turning off EIST, etc features but the noise persists. I'm not sure what to do now.. should I just RMA?

Could the noise on my mobo be somehow affected by a bad PSU?
    
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Ya, RMA it
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It says on MSI site I have to RMA with the reseller... so I have to RMA with newegg.com?
    
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Yep. Pretty easy process. Log into your account & go from there, or chat with newegg/call them. They'll probably send you a free shipping label if you ask for it. Did you also know that the G series mobos from MSI are smaller than reference ATX boards?
 
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I didn't know that. I'm not a hardcore overclocker, and my system runs an i3 which can't be overclocked lol.

I only got this board so I could put in an i5 2500k when it was like 100 bucks next year.
    
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I went to newegg's site and it says that since its been over 30 days I can't RMA it but the manufacturer should be able to fix it.
    
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thanks
    
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Its going to take about 6~ weeks, where newegg would have been 2 1/2. Might want to repalce it, and then sell the RMA'd board.
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what does unbuffered/unregistered mean for memory?
    
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