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Tried to lower the voltage to 1.0 with trixx since afterburner wasnt showing anything, but the card still whine. I guess that i'll just RMA it.
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Coil whine is normal in the sense that it does not damage anything and happens commonly with computer components. Xfx and ncix are suggesting Rma because its good customer service.

It will usually happen when your fps goes really high. I would try to first see how high your fps is and hen cap your fps to see if that helps.
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Coil whine is normal in the sense that it does not damage anything and happens commonly with computer components. Xfx and ncix are suggesting Rma because its good customer service.
It will usually happen when your fps goes really high. I would try to first see how high your fps is and hen cap your fps to see if that helps.

 

I usually play with vsync enabled. I'm really annoyed because it was not doing it yesterday. Now I just wiped my SSD and re-installed Windows 7 and it is still doing it. 

And on top of that, UPS want 1,300$ to ship it from my house to NCIX's RMA department in BC.

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I usually play with vsync enabled. I'm really annoyed because it was not doing it yesterday. Now I just wiped my SSD and re-installed Windows 7 and it is still doing it. 


And on top of that, UPS want 1,300$ to ship it from my house to NCIX's RMA department in BC.
1300$?

If you are in game menus and such where the fps goes 1000+ you get coil whine.
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post #15 of 20
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1300$?
If you are in game menus and such where the fps goes 1000+ you get coil whine.


Yeah, it was 1260 and a couple of cents, actually. I think that it have to do with the declared value or something.

What you are telling me about the menus make sense since this is where the whine get the louder. For some reason when I alt tab and comeback in those menus the whine go away, until the game start. My GTX 580 never did that, for this reason i'm having trouble to believe that its normal D;.

I've read somewhere that some guy fixed his whine by leaving the menus of a game open, where the whine would get pretty loud. After a day it went away. I'll do that overnight and try to find a more affordable shipping solution tomorrow. Thanks for the input.

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Yeah, it was 1260 and a couple of cents, actually. I think that it have to do with the declared value or something.


What you are telling me about the menus make sense since this is where the whine get the louder. For some reason when I alt tab and comeback in those menus the whine go away, until the game start. My GTX 580 never did that, for this reason i'm having trouble to believe that its normal D;.


I've read somewhere that some guy fixed his whine by leaving the menus of a game open, where the whine would get pretty loud. After a day it went away. I'll do that overnight and try to find a more affordable shipping solution tomorrow. Thanks for the input.

Try that. Also are you saying shipping is 1.26K? to just $12.6?
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Try that. Also are you saying shipping is 1.26K? to just $12.6?

1.26k with ups.... I really hope that it was just a bug.

Ill use Canada post instead.
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Do you hear the coil whine over fans noise?
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try running afterburner and using the framerate cap to 60.
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post #20 of 20
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Do you hear the coil whine over fans noise?
Yeah, it does not help that I have quality (silent) fans. The coil whine reminds me of a dual-up startup sound.
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try running afterburner and using the framerate cap to 60.
Already tried to cap the framerate to 60 both in game and in the drivers, and it did not change anything.
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