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When I play games I get this slight buzzing noise that is kind of annoying. Its not very loud, but its just loud enough to be able to slightly hear it. I have tried another PSU as well to rule out there being an issue with my power supply.

The buzzing stops if I go into a game menu or if I go to my desktop. When I go from my desktop back to the game it starts buzzing again.

Could this be an issue with the motherboard? if it is I can still get a replacement from amazon since I just put it in.
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It may be the sound of the fan on your GPU ramping up because of the increased load. Run Prime95 Blend (or something related) rather than a game and see if it buzzes, if it doesn't, it's more than likely GPU related.
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i have ran prime 95 and the buzzing does not occur. When I am in game the buzzing is there, I have put my ear up to all of my components and it sounds like its coming from the board, its sound kind of from the areas where the PSU is plugged into the mobo, but I know its not the PSU.
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post #4 of 16
Could it be capacitor whine from the mobo or GPU?

I know there is a thread about this somewhere, can't find it now though. In fact I have a similar issue in the loading of games. The whine is from my GPU, but once I get into the actual game the whine seems to stop.
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Could it be capacitor whine from the mobo or GPU?
I know there is a thread about this somewhere, can't find it now though. In fact I have a similar issue in the loading of games. The whine is from my GPU, but once I get into the actual game the whine seems to stop.

its not any type of whine, its more of an electrical buzz.
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post #6 of 16
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so I think it is my graphics card doing the buzzing noise.... really weird. What could be causing this? I never noticed it before I installed my new cooler.
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So you installed a new cooler and now noticing a buzzing sound. Hmmm maybe it's the new cooler. lol J/K. Is it a new graphics card cooler? If it's got fans on it than E-Peen would be right. It's most likely one of the fans from the cooler. I would run through the cooler making sure everything is tight.
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post #8 of 16
If after you check everything is tightly fastened, you could run MSI Afterburner, and ramp up the GPU fan speed little by little to see if that has any affect as well and see if the buzzing comes back at a certain rpm
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Originally Posted by 5nak3 View Post

If after you check everything is tightly fastened, you could run MSI Afterburner, and ramp up the GPU fan speed little by little to see if that has any affect as well and see if the buzzing comes back at a certain rpm

it has nothing to do with the fans.... its very odd. Id does not make any noise when I use OC scanner and the GPU is 99% usage. It only happens when a game is put on the screen....
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So you installed a new cooler and now noticing a buzzing sound. Hmmm maybe it's the new cooler. lol J/K. Is it a new graphics card cooler? If it's got fans on it than E-Peen would be right. It's most likely one of the fans from the cooler. I would run through the cooler making sure everything is tight.

I have had the card for a couple months, thinking maybe the stock cooler helped hide the noise?
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