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Poll Results: Should I get a refund for this card?

 
  • 30% (7)
    Get a refund
  • 69% (16)
    Keep the card
23 Total Votes  
post #31 of 37
i just have buy a hd 7970 from saphire 3g .. having the same isue then you (coil whine) .... i have try it in 3 other system and the same issue continue so i have go to the store and we just have test the 3 other 7970 he got in the store and they are all doing it for the reference hd 7970 ..... i have change my cooler master 750w gx for a cooler master silent pro M 1000 and still having the issue .... so its sounds like its just normal ... sry for broken english im french canadian..
post #32 of 37
I have 2 Sapphire 7970s, before I purchased the second one I was getting squealing when gaming, but the sound is not constant. Sometimes its there and sometimes its not. I'm using a Corsair AX850 PSU, I'm not sure if its the PSU either, I could switch it out, remove one 7970 and put the old 650 watt Corsair in to test. When I added the second card I rarely notice it at all. It seems I only hear the noise when the card is starting a load or dumping a load. I don't hear it all using OOCT, or Heaven benchmark. Would this be normal? It's not that big of a deal, not going to RMA anything if the cards are not defective or will become a problem with its lifespan.

Thanks, any advice would be helpful. =)
post #33 of 37
i have contect sphire tech support and they say that squealing cant do damage to the card... but they also told that i have still 2 year for rma it any time its getting worse.... so if u see performance drop in your game just rma it ..
post #34 of 37
My HD 6990 does it under load. My HD 6970 did it with high voltage 1.25v+. The higher the voltage the higher the noise. My HD 6950 did not do it. Its all the matter of card. Personally i dont like it since i can hear it over my 800 RPM fans but i dont thing there is anything wrong. If you dont mind the noise keep it. You never know if Kepler will or will not have the same thing.
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post #35 of 37
droping my voltage of the card can remove the noise???cause im using stock voltage
post #36 of 37
problem solved for me i have install the driver i got whit the card on the box and squealing is gone but wil have a really little 1 if i play game on windowed mode
post #37 of 37
If a card makes a noise that annoys me and I just got it I wouldn't even think about it and I would take it back right away. Might as well not have a card that annoys you. It is probably just cap whine or something like that which won't affect performance, but why deal with it if you could just take it back and get another one?

I had an 8800 GTX that had cap whine and it drove me completely insane.
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