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Sapphire 7970 3GB OC Dual X - Coil Whine!

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I just picked up a Sapphire 7970 3GB OC Dual X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102982

But this thing is putting out some crazy coil buzzing / whining.

I've done some (after buying it, sigh) research and noticed a LOT of people are having this same issue with this card.

Any tips to fix it or am I looking at an RMA?

Regards,
Eric
post #2 of 5
try setting vsync on in games and locking fps to 60. is the coil whine only when playing games ? if nothing works out and the noise is loud yeah you are looking at RMA.
Edited by raghu78 - 11/14/12 at 9:58am
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Originally Posted by eculley65 View Post

I just picked up a Sapphire 7970 3GB OC Dual X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102982
But this thing is putting out some crazy coil buzzing / whining.
I've done some (after buying it, sigh) research and noticed a LOT of people are having this same issue with this card.
Any tips to fix it or am I looking at an RMA?
Regards,
Eric

Sapphire cards are notorious for coil whine. This is one major reason why I returned mine because of how sensitive I am to high-pitched noises. I would recommend RMAing for one that whines less? Tough luck bro skull.gif
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with or without overclock?

I know mine gets significantly louder with higher voltages/clocks tongue.gif
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It's going to happen at most common GPU frequency ranges. The best way to get rid of it is to find an OC that causes a whine that isn't as loud to your ears. I know on my card I keep it at 922 instead of 937 (My max) cause for the 2 fps I lose, I can barely hear it. 937 is worse than old TVs.
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