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I have a EVGA GTX 580 1.5GB card, and when running Folding at home, i can hear somthing high pitched squelling BEFORE my fans spool up at 100% load

Is this normal, or is it a problem with the card?
post #2 of 12
That's coil squeal, it happens when you hit a sweet spot of load % and type.

It's fine.
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My 570 does it to, nothing to worry about.
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Yep nothing to be concerned about. Welcome to OCN and thanks for folding, check out the folding section if you ever need help with folding. biggrin.gif
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Actually, I also have a GTX580 question: I'm considering buying the HC Classified 580 to fuel my 3D movie addiction with this new rig I'm building, and was wondering that if I decide to go with two 46 inch displays, should I go with one Classified or two?
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For just movies? You don't need any sort of real power out of your GPU, and for gaming playing on two screens is not ideal (you'd want one or three) so one 580 will be more than adequate to handle everything you want it to do.
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post #7 of 12
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For just movies? You don't need any sort of real power out of your GPU, and for gaming playing on two screens is not ideal (you'd want one or three) so one 580 will be more than adequate to handle everything you want it to do.

agreed
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Yep nothing to be concerned about. Welcome to OCN and thanks for folding, check out the folding section if you ever need help with folding. biggrin.gif

i have a good reason to fold, the power bills suck but it is a good cause
Please use the edit button instead of posting again.
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For just movies? You don't need any sort of real power out of your GPU, and for gaming playing on two screens is not ideal (you'd want one or three) so one 580 will be more than adequate to handle everything you want it to do.

I'd use it for more than just 3D movies. I'd like to start getting into hardcore gaming as well, and take advantage of what's out on the market. 3D movies is just the catalyst for me starting this project, since I use my EVO 3D to watch movies. Plus I'd like to be able to view, store, and watch home movies via this rig in addition to other content.
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unless you are gaming, you don't need much graphics, i was able to hacktivate a 2002 DELL desktop to do 3d on my 1080p 3D TV, it runs it just fine, even though the GPU is at 80-90% at all times, it still works.
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I'd use it for more than just 3D movies. I'd like to start getting into hardcore gaming as well, and take advantage of what's out on the market. 3D movies is just the catalyst for me starting this project, since I use my EVO 3D to watch movies. Plus I'd like to be able to view, store, and watch home movies via this rig in addition to other content.

Alright, based on everything you've told me I still believe that a single 580 will be more than adequate for your needs. I wasn't trying to tell you to get a lower end card than a 580, your question was if you should get two 580s and I still recommend that you should not.

oh and zdude in the future please edit a single post with new information instead of making three posts in succession like that. The edit button is a picture of a pencil in the bottom left of the post next to a red flag, and if you need to quote multiple posts you can either edit them in during or after the post was made or you can use the multi button on the bottom left of the post you'd like to quote.
Edited by juano - 1/27/12 at 5:11pm
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