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I just got myself this card today and it's really good all in all.

but there is this one problem when the graphic card goes under load then my psu makes this whiny sound, probably coming from the coil inside. I was told that i might get rid of this by bumping the voltage to 1.050v instead of stock 1.000v. I've been trying that but the changes I make seem to go to default settings as soon as I hit apply.

I'm using ForceWare 285.38 beta drivers and MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 7

Do I have to worry about this whiny sound when gpu goes under load or is this normal? If anyone been running into same problem please help shed some light on this for me. I'm really happy with this card but I can't stand this whiny sound!
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The whine is normal, it's just cap whine from the card. Mine do it 24/7 from folding If you want to overvolt it though, just go to settings in afterburner and check unlock voltage. Not on my sigrig to check for sure but I think it's on the first tab.

Is your 560 oc'ed? I have a TFII and it runs at .987v I believe not 1.000...Also I can run it up to 950MHz without overvolting it. I wouldn't recommend overvolting unless it's not stable, just gonna give you more heat.
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The whine is normal, it's just cap whine from the card. Mine do it 24/7 from folding If you want to overvolt it though, just go to settings in afterburner and check unlock voltage. Not on my sigrig to check for sure but I think it's on the first tab.
Actually I think its called "coil whine" because its the vibration from the copper wires on an inductor good advice though!
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Actually I think its called "coil whine" because its the vibration from the copper wires on an inductor good advice though!
Ah, I posted the same thing about 2 months back and that's what they called it when they explained it to me, someone said it wasn't really called cap whine but said it was close enough so I stuck with it.
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The whine is normal, it's just cap whine from the card. Mine do it 24/7 from folding If you want to overvolt it though, just go to settings in afterburner and check unlock voltage. Not on my sigrig to check for sure but I think it's on the first tab.
You never get tired of this whiny sound they make ?

Anyway I did go into settings and unlock voltage control and unlock voltage monitoring and on monitoring tab I ticked the GPU Votlage, so it shows up in the Monitor. Still the card seem to be stuck on 1.000v - like I said if I change the volts and hit apply, the settings (like 1.005) withdraws back and I'm back to 1.000v...

Anyway around this ?
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You never get tired of this whiny sound they make ?

Anyway I did go into settings and unlock voltage control and unlock voltage monitoring and on monitoring tab I ticked the GPU Votlage, so it shows up in the Monitor. Still the card seem to be stuck on 1.000v - like I said if I change the volts and hit apply, the settings (like 1.005) withdraws back and I'm back to 1.000v...

Anyway around this ?
I'm not sure I've never overvolted mine. I don't think this will get rid of the noise though tbh, AFAIK most/all cards do it at full load. Try playing with your overclock maybe, mine will change the noise depending on what MHz I have it set at.
I did edit my first post though, I wouldn't recommend overvolting just to try and rid the noise, It's just gonna make your card run higher.
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You need to raise the voltage in steps of 12.5mV or it will default to the closest 12.5mV step. So if you tried to only add 5mV then it would add 0mV. But adding voltage won't help with the coil whine. Well at least not directly, changing the core clock can and most likely will change the frequency of the noise you hear so raising your core speed high enough may actually make it less or inaudible to you. Voltage will allow you to raise your clocks higher but will not change the sound in itself.
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The whine is normal, it's just cap whine from the card. Mine do it 24/7 from folding If you want to overvolt it though, just go to settings in afterburner and check unlock voltage. Not on my sigrig to check for sure but I think it's on the first tab.

Is your 560 oc'ed? I have a TFII and it runs at .987v I believe not 1.000...Also I can run it up to 950MHz without overvolting it. I wouldn't recommend overvolting unless it's not stable, just gonna give you more heat.
No the whiny noise is coming from the PSU, it's somewhat relate to the GPU, but the sound is not from the graphic card.

I have been running FurMark and the volt stays at 1.000v - straight line in the hardware monitor tool in afterburner. Should it be undervolting when under stress? Maybe try different FW drivers - also they are not supported for RivaTuner, so it doesn't show up in the gadget bar..hmm
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You need to raise the voltage in steps of 12.5mV or it will default to the closest 12.5mV step. So if you tried to only add 5mV then it would add 0mV. But adding voltage won't help with the coil whine. Well at least not directly, changing the core clock can and most likely will change the frequency of the noise you hear so raising your core speed high enough may actually make it less or inaudible to you. Voltage will allow you to raise your clocks higher but will not change the sound in itself.
Thanks a bunch for this information mate! Btw what FW drivers are you using
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I had a cpu or a motherboard doing this coil whine.
The only way I could get rid of it was undervolt the CPU and overclock it's speed.
Letting it on auto would whine all day.
With a constant 1.16 undervolt and a 1ghz overclock the whine disappeared.
I can't tell you if it does it because I sold the rig as soon as I foudn the fix evil me I know haha
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