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post #1 of 7
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Hello there guys once again.

As you know from my previous thread I've been having issues with high pitch noise "coil whine".

Problem: When in games and Heaven Dx11 benchmark I get a high pitch noise coming from my PC, this does not happen in games menus so i guess it's not because of high FPS as v-sync is enabled.

The test done so far:

- Took my PSU out of the case and put it to the other side of the case and the noise was coming from the inside of the case, PSU made no noise.

- Swapped the 680 with a XFX 8800GTS 320mb card and it made weird noise but not as loud, was bit quieter, you had to listen to hear it.

- Swapped AX850W PSU with my old Coolermaster 550W PSU and 680, the PC still made the same noise.

- Swapped AX850W PSU with my old Coolermaster 550W PSU and 8800GTS, the PC made bit quieter noise, you had to listen to hear it.

- Took my Gigabyte 680 to my friends and tested it on his 600W OCZ PSU the 680 did not make any loud whine noise but a quieter whine noise was still there(it was bearable).

- Installed my Gigabyte 680 to my dads PC and tested it with my old Coolermaster 550W PSU the 680 did make the whine noise but not as loud.

- Installed my Gigabyte 680 to my dads PC and tested it with my AX850W PSU the 680 did make the whine noise but not as loud.


I really don't know what to make of this, i am seriously breaking down guys. I just want to throw the PC out of the window =[

What should I do???
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post #2 of 7
I think its an issue most gtx 680 owners have, atleast my gainward gtx 680 makes a similar noise with vsync disabled, often in menu's (for example the witcher 2 menu, runs over 2000fps, it's a crazy loud coil whine). Im not really bothered with it since it stops ingame. Consider sending it back for replacement.
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Roerbakei View Post

I think its an issue most gtx 680 owners have, atleast my gainward gtx 680 makes a similar noise with vsync disabled, often in menu's (for example the witcher 2 menu, runs over 2000fps, it's a crazy loud coil whine). Im not really bothered with it since it stops ingame. Consider sending it back for replacement.

well mine does the opposite xD no coil whine in menus but while in game !!! I tried batman arkham city and the coil whine is much more silent.

I heard some people say that even new un-mature drivers can also cause coil whine, is that true?
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post #4 of 7
my guess would be that your computer is faster than all the others you tried it in. theory would then dictate that those other computers bottle-necked the card and thus it didn't have as much load to create whine as it does when it is in your system. the end result is that its just your card. we get the same thing with reference 7970s. some have coil whine, some dont. (mine doesn't).
post #5 of 7
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well his PC is slower and 2 years old AMD X4,
but my dads pc is even slower with dual core but the card running heaven benchmark did make a coil noise but not as bad as in my PC.
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post #6 of 7
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OK i just tested my Rig with friends GTX 560Ti and there was a coil whining noise but not as loud. But it was there and even my friend heard it too.

So could it be my motherboard?
Edited by Mariusmsj - 5/13/12 at 7:28am
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post #7 of 7
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OK an update, I had my friend to come over mine with his 680 which is the exact same one Giagbyte 680 OC W3 as yep with his 680 the coil while noise was still present!

I got no idea what to do now
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