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Coil whine.....need advice.

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I purchased a Gigabyte OC 7970 about 7 weeks ago. It's a great performer, unfortunately, it seems to have very obvious coil whine.

In game, in menu, fullscreen, windowed.......it doesn't matter how I'm gaming or benching, the whine is there.

I considered trying the hotglue/nail polish method, but didn't think that would help.

I've applied for an RMA from Gigabyte, but they haven't gotten back to me yet, after a week of waiting. I really don't know what to do at this point. I've also OC'd at a bunch of different levels in hopes of changing the frequency....nothing has worked thus far.


I'd greatly appreciate any advice you can give me. (I know this has been beaten to death. Sorry)
post #2 of 4
Usually it isn't much of an issue. If you're really worried, RMA the card. Try calling them probably.
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Yeah, I'm not worried about the long term well-being of the card itself. I put a premium on silence.....so my OCD kicks in when I can hear an obvious buzz when I'm gaming.
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Mine only does it when there is on the game menu like in SC2 or its hitting very high fps. There is nothing you get really do about it.
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