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Chip/capacitor squealing can be present in every card, and is normal.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
Every card/PSU has a chance of squealing.
This x 99999

It's all a luck of the draw type scenario. Cap squealing / coil whining is all by luck. No brand or model will have any influence on that.

Your absolute best option is to get a quality company card like EVGA or MSI so you can RMA it if you receive a squealer.
    
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
Every card/PSU has a chance of squealing.
not really. the better the caps, chokes, regulation the less chance for squeal.

i know my PSU doesn't squeal, i can move my ear around & easily tell where it's coming from & it's def the card.

it's probably from coil whine since the caps aren't solid. supposedly the FTW cards don't use reference design, so they use solid caps.

psu's usually dont have solid caps but that's more because their caps are giant in comparison. good japanese caps rated higher than needed won't whine though. Hitachi & Matsu****a in mine http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story4&reid=63
    
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I thought I noticed a bit of this when I first installed my asus directCu II 580 but it went away after 10 minutes and not come back.

Just assumed it was the fans getting settled in.
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squealing is usually not as evident until the card is pushed, at idle it can be hard to hear.
    
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Of my most recent Nvidia cards (8800 GTX, GTX 260, GTX 460 and GTX 560) only the GTX 260 had any sort of capacitor whine or squeal.
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