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The whine should be fine, some have had it go away after a bit so it's not really dangerous. RMA "might" fix it but if you're happy with your card just keep it and change the fan profile see iff that helps.

Either way glad it's not your driver. thumb.gif
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Yeah, you shouldn't RMA the card if you're happy with it and it's not really disfunctional. See if it passes. If you decide that you don't want to live with it, or it gets worse, RMA it then. It's always sad to be away from your GPU for several weeks because of a small thing like that tongue.gif
 
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oh, I remember now, when I first install mine, It made a high pitch noise when I booted it up, then I gently raised the card upward and the sound disappeard...kinda weird tho but up to now it's quite like a sleeping baby.
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my coil whine went away on my sapphire 7970 dual X, might have been affected by drivers as well.
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Coil whine is due to too high FPS. I'm not kidding, my brother had it with a 6950 and his 7970's . Capping the FPS could be a solution but if it's only in the main menu then I wouldn't worry too much about it.

IIRC some people were able to fix it, search around. It had something to do with Crysis' main menu .
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The coil whine goes away in many 7979s
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Coil whine is due to too high FPS. I'm not kidding, my brother had it with a 6950 and his 7970's . Capping the FPS could be a solution but if it's only in the main menu then I wouldn't worry too much about it.
IIRC some people were able to fix it, search around. It had something to do with Crysis' main menu .

This.
The coil whine on the Sapphire 7950 is normal, the card won't stop working cause of it and like some said it goes away over time.

Minecraft for example made that noise in 4 different desktop's I tested all of which had absolutely no coil whine under stress in other games/benchmarks.
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Thanks everyone for all the input and help, i when ahead and try them all from using FRAP and FPS limiter on the MSI after burner / push the card and put a bit of force in moving it upwards without trying to bend it loll during gaming noise is still there, but one thing i did find funny is i was about to control bit of the noise in borderlands 2 video settings there is a FPS setting i think 22 - 65 smooth then capped 30 and so on right, each time i change them the noise becomes tiny bit different so i guess ur right the FPS could be causing it :S i dont know lol

but yeh i really love the card and how kool its staying and kinda dont wanna go through the whole RMA process over this noise which doesnt cause any faiure to the component of my gaming rig.

Side note: using FRAP I was monitoring the FPS when launching borderlands 2 and it's on 60 so I don't see how why the noise still exist i watched few youtube clip around people having the same issue like the FPS when up to 4000 which cause the noise but mine is no where near that stable at 59- 60 lol

also i forgot where i read it, it say something like PSU can also cause GPU to whine if its under load and drawing alot of power from it? would this be the case in my rig? consider im using a pretty old PSU and its a 3 rail way i think or something i forgot but i remember someone on this forum last time explain to me about my current psu its kinda like imagine 3 x 200 watt put together or something so yeh... :S

if so you reckon i should do a swap over with the Seasonic 1000w Platinum?
my current PSU : Gigabyte Superb 720W 120mm Fan Power Supply since 13/4/2011
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1000 watt is overkill. just get a quality psu like coolermaster silent pro 850 or 750 watt...
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1000w Overkill?? really at first i though that too~ but since only paying extra $30 i dont see why not just grab the Seasonic 1000w Platinum Full Modular since at first wasn going for the 850 or something from them...

when u mention quality psu isnt Seasonic a good brand/quality?? i was told it was the high end best psu u can get at the market..thats reliable and comes with 7 years warranty..and also they like they produce and make stuff for Coolermaster Corsair as well..... :S
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