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I got my refurbished EVGA 570HD today biggrin.gif it's nice playing BF3 on ultra (32 player) wink.gif

Whenever my 570 does ANY kind of processing activity, it WHINES.
Open up Kombustor. WHINE.
Open up Crysis. WHINE.
Open up BF3. WHINE.

It's high pitched, about the loudless of a fan. Quit annoying if I take off my headset.
It's definitely not the fan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM594p8Krtg
^similar sound
Edited by Buska103 - 2/29/12 at 6:53pm
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It's coil, choke or cap whine in either the GPU or the PSU, it's fairly common and nothing to worry about.
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My 560 ti does it too under load. I have read it's to do with the voltage control
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Are you sure its your video card? It could be your psu fan maybe? Anyways, supposedly they are coil whines.
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My 275 did this under load. Just play some tunes on headphones to get rid of it biggrin.gif
    
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My reference 580, and reference gtx260 216 55nm both have coil whine. And a sparkle psu that I took back also had coil whine. It does not effect performance, just can be annoying. Dependant on tolerance for the noise is up to you.
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post #7 of 12
Coil whine happens from time to time, it shouldn't affect the performance and can be the card or PSU causing it as others have already stated. If you can try another PSU or your card in another system to see which one is causing it.
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Can coil whine be fixed? I'm just asking out of curiosity, because I've never run into the problem myself.
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Can coil whine be fixed? I'm just asking out of curiosity, because I've never run into the problem myself.
I've heard that, if keeping your warranty isn't an issue, you can apply nonconductive nail polish to them.
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Immobilizing the card's inductors, such as by using nail polish or epoxy, can work but is not supported by EVGA and will void your warranty. I would recommend instead trying the card with a different power supply as this can sometimes resolve the issue without requiring actual modification. Or if it persists you could attempt to sound-proof your case.
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