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So I put this here because I think it's one of the graphics cards but not sure. So basically I get this high pitch noise every now and again and don't know what to make of it. This happens at idle/web browsing, not at load. I am leaning toward GPU or the XSPC pump res. Any suggestions to narrow it down? Who knows, may not bei either but I do have the PC, an AIWA 5.1 stereo with center speaker, TV and XBox in the same little area so not really sure if it is coming from the PC itself. The stereo is hooked into the PC and the sound is heard when there is nothing playing. Could it maybe also be something with the amp in the stereo?

I am lost... but the sound comes and goes and my sanity with it...

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I noticed a high pitched noise coming from my 6970, most noticably when I clock it up to 950 from 900. I know it's the card because it wasn't there with my 5770 and the immediate change when I OC it. If your cards are OCed, try reducing it to see if it helps.. if they aren't OCed, OC them to see if it gets worse. If it doesn't... it may be something else? Good luck, I know exactly what you mean about the whine driving you nuts.
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Sounds like it could be coil whine, which is entirely normal but can be a pain in the ass when you get it. If it only happens during overclock go back to stock, but it happens at stock well you're going to need to get some ear muffs then as I don't think its RMA'able
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I figured it out. I have a mini fridge in my room and thats where it was coming from. The compressor I guess is just loud when it runs.
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