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Hello OCN, this is my first post after lurking for quite some time, many members helping me in my decisions for my new build (sig rig, still trying to get it all set up though).

However, I come with a problem for my first post. This is the squealing sound I have when I start running a GPU-intensive program (games mostly), however, I replace my PSU and my GPU at the same time, and the PSU have had some reports of squealing, although I can't seem to make sense of it.

Here's a youtube video I made trying to show it, it starts when I open up WoW, stops if I click out of the window, but then starts again if I click back into the window. Then after I close it, there's no more squealing. Could anyone help me figure out what the sound is and how to fix it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II7_Ap-MJtY

Thanks very much in advance!
post #2 of 7
I can't hear it in the video, but from your description, it just sounds like cap whine to me. Some people have solved it by putting a dab of clear nail polish or superglue on top of the capacitors or open chokes.
    
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post #3 of 7
pretty certain that's just coil whine and nothing to be concerned about... annoyed perhaps but its fairly normal. see this post for info.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1094728/possible-fix-for-coil-whine

Usually most noticeable when the card runs silly high frames per sec, typically menu screens or game cut scenes where the card can push out >1000 fps or so. A notable example for me was the EA logo bits of the Crysis (1) splash screen

If its really annoying you could probably RMA the card but you'd have to speak to the manufacturer about that and its probably not really a technical fault. Of course, when you put a quieter after market fan on the card is precisely when you're most likely to notice it!
 
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my Sapphire 7970 GHz Vapor-X 3GB has some coil whine, usually as said above in menu screens where the FPS >1000-2000fps ..the way to limit this is to use v-sync or just ignore it in menus screens
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if vsync doesn't help, try limiting the frame rate. They do similar but different things and one may help more than the other. I use afterburner to accomplish that although there are many tools that can I believe. Its buried in about 4x menu levels though, don't know why they make it so difficult to find...

settings-> On Screen Display -> more -> Spanner icon -> general -> frame rate limiter properties.

 
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Welcome to the forums and I can confirm that it would be coil whine. Not alot to worry about but the noise can become annoying.
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Thanks for the help guys, I've decided to RMA the card along with the Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000w, and instead get the 1050-X PSU from Seasonic.
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