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I have two noises on my GTX 670 I purchased in July. One is fan motor noise, though that doesn't bother me quite so much since even the air noise is loud enough that some time I'll want to water cool it.

But today I noticed that when folding on the GPU (doesn't happen when CPU only), I can hear an electric whine and that has me concerned. Is it normal to hear that sound under heavy load?
Edited by taotree - 8/29/12 at 6:19am
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Yes, it is. I get that with my EVGA GTX680 while water cooled
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It's called coil whine, and it's perfectly normal. Annoying maybe, but nothing to worry about.
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It's called coil whine, and it's perfectly normal. Annoying maybe, but nothing to worry about.

Good to know, thanks. Is there anything that can suppress/reduce it?
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Does it happen when you load games etc?

If so its pretty normal but can be annoying.
 
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Wow, I just benched Unigine Heaven successfully for the 1st time with my current OC, and I was hearing a whining sound that I tracked to my GPU (and not the fans, as it only occured under boost clock). I was so worried, as I was thinking I read people saying it was a gpu going bad on other forums. It was only under boost clock (I think).

I've owned my EVGA GTX680 SC Sig 2 since 2nd week of August & gamed a fair amount on it (Guild Wars 2 recently, but it didn't go past the base clock). I don't know if it was doing it all along, and I just didn't hear it cuz I had gaming music on (and since it was silent while running Heaven, I could have just now noticed it)? I wasn't sure if it was like most mental disorders, where a sudden onset is a little "better" (severity-wise) than a slow, unnoticeable onset.

You all are great. I sincerely appreciate the info you share to help those of us that don't know as much, or don't have the time to learn as in-depth (or were poor growing up, so didn't get to learn about them like the "normal" teenager nowadays frown.gif ). Thanks for alleviating my fears (for the moment, at least...until my Hyperchondriasis kicks back in).
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