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Giga 560 Ti SOC and I'm hating this whine. Also, the plastic fan surround is defective and buzzes loudly when the card is under load. I'd RMA it, but from what I've read, the whine is standard. It's not super-loud really but annoying nonetheless.

I'm considering MSIs 560 Ti hawk and was wondering if I'm going to be in for the same thing (I've read comments that a lot of new cards have this whine).

Any opinions? I think the fans are louder on the Hawk, but I think I'll take that over the whine.
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Its normal for them to whine, If you go over a certain FPS or stress it. I can play tunes on my 580 in minecraft.

If it does it in game turn Vsync on and it will shut up.
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Its normal for them to whine, If you go over a certain FPS or stress it.
I'm getting a constant whine so I guess it's the card. Another reviewer mentioned the same thing. So I should expect no whine at all if I'm, say, typing this reply (w/nothing else going on)?
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post #4 of 24
I had a PSU that would whine when the graphics card was being stressed. Lots of research yielded that the wound copper wiring coils can vibrate causing the noise. Swapping the PSU out fixed the problem.
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post #5 of 24
High piched whine also comes from bad capacitors. Large high capacity capacitors can emit a faint whine while charging. Continuous whine indicates a cap. that won't charge.
    
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post #6 of 24
I had the same problem with a 4870x2. It would only whine when it was being stressed and the 3d clocks kicked in, not while say posting here on OCN like you asked. There's a few threads here about possible fixes like changing the voltage, covering the coil with nail polish, and possibly RMA'ing and hoping for one that doesn't whine. Just do a custom search here and see what you come up with.
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its coil whine happens with my card too
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Quote:
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its coil whine happens with my card too
When?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI View Post
its coil whine happens with my card too
Capacitor whine you mean?
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I may be going deaf......... I have never heard any whine from my computer while gaming, or anything else. (That includes all devices inside the sig rig.) I can hear the drives working. (Normal)
    
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