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Woot? What does the cooler have to do with whining coils? It's not connected to cooler.

I was under the impression "coil whine" was associated with the turbine in standard blower type air cooled cards. What I'm asking is, what could possibly be making noise if my card is under a water block? Again, this sound only emits once I run a benchmark but immediately stops afterwards.
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it is the power coils (what the vrm feed) squealing. easiest way to explain this. if it isnt a super duper clocker, you could just rma it. tell them it squeals like a pig under load.
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Coil whine is associated with the coils on the card, not the cooler type. The coils are there whether you have a water block or a fan - it could even be worse with the water block because the fan noise on a normal cooler might cover them up somewhat.
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Great post thumb.gif Just to chip in here (admittedly I didn't read through all 200 pages of follow-up so apologies if this has been mentioned already.

Relating to memory overclocking I've found out that using MemtestCL is much better to locate memory instabilities than the good old 'watch out for artifacts method'. Even when I though I was 100% stable this tool was finding 1 error / 4 hours of running so I had to decrease the frequency a notch. Now I'm 100% stable ;-)
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it is the power coils (what the vrm feed) squealing. easiest way to explain this. if it isnt a super duper clocker, you could just rma it. tell them it squeals like a pig under load.

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Coil whine is associated with the coils on the card, not the cooler type. The coils are there whether you have a water block or a fan - it could even be worse with the water block because the fan noise on a normal cooler might cover them up somewhat.

Ah okay, I never knew this. In your guys opinion should I RMA this card?
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Thanks but it looks like too much work is involved and it is not done automatically. Its somewhat annoying that the card does not ramp up fast enough.
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Ah okay, I never knew this. In your guys opinion should I RMA this card?

Depends how bad it is and what your tolerance for it is. It normally gets better over time, not worse, but if it is really bad then it is worthy of an RMA. You normally only hear it in loading screens or other places with insanely high FPS though, not in games themselves.
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Can anyone help me with my TDP being stuck at 34%?

I don't think it's driver related as I went to drivers 306.97 and got the same result.

I flashed BIOS with a newer one and got the same thing.
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Have you tried both Afterburner and Precision? It's a reporting glitch, not an actual card problem which you'd notice right away with decreased performance, but I haven't seen any definitive fix yet.
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Have you tried both Afterburner and Precision? It's a reporting glitch, not an actual card problem which you'd notice right away with decreased performance, but I haven't seen any definitive fix yet.
Tried both. Same issue. As much as I don't want to, going to try GPU Tweak.

Would this be a valid reason for RMA? It may just be a glitch, but annoying as hell. I can't even overclock because I don't know if I'm hitting my TPD limit.
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