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post #1 of 8
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Hi

So, My Graphics card (Sapphire 7970 Ghz Edition) keeps making a high pitched whining noise when in game. This only started happening about 45 minutes ago, and it's making me nuts.

I'm positive it's not an overheating issue as I never get above 60 degrees


Should I RMA?
post #2 of 8
Coil whine most likely. Pretty sure RMAing would be pointless but there's a possible fix here. thumb.gif
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I'm using an AX850 with a 3820 at stock clocks and a single 7970 Ghz edition. would it be anything to do with power draw?
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It's a pretty typical problem to happen to GPU's, fans, etc. The bearings on the fan are probably going bad. Really you need to replace the shroud, or look into doing a WC'ing mod.
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Originally Posted by Gr0ve View Post

Coil whine most likely. Pretty sure RMAing would be pointless but there's a possible fix here. thumb.gif
This and that link.
I just got a 7950, I have a pinch of coil whine. strangely on a single load screen (non animated) of a single game so far.
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Coil wine. Pretty typical but can be annoying for those with sensitive ears. I've never heard any kind of coil wine with any cards i've owned.
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Coil wine. Pretty typical but can be annoying for those with sensitive ears. I've never heard any kind of coil wine with any cards i've owned.

Hmm, never really heard of coil whine before. Does it have anything to do with the bearings or what exactly is coil whine and what causes it?
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by immakulate View Post

Hmm, never really heard of coil whine before. Does it have anything to do with the bearings or what exactly is coil whine and what causes it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coil_noise

^ A full explanation. It's basically noise coming from electrical components on your video card. Some motherboards and power supplies have coil wine as well. In fact it's so common Gigabyte makes a X79 motherboard that specifically advertises low coil noise. I saw it on LinusTechTips.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 12/14/12 at 1:39am
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