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Yes.
So I can get myself a 7970 from newegg and Xfire my 7950?
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post #12 of 19
I get coil whine with my TFIII 7950 too.

Ill see if I get any luck with the burn in technique. Ill leave furmark on overnight or something…lol
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Welcome to my world. Mine wasn't going on and off like a light switch. Mine was screaming like a banshee. My TFIII fan at 100 percent wasn't as loud as my coil whine. I'd like to say it's harmless to you, and muting it is hard though some people have had success with burning the card in (bit coin mining, running on a high fps screen), changing the voltage, or using nail polish.

But my 2nd RMA card just the **** the bed on me, so honestly, if you can get it RMA'd, do it. Just in case.

The MSI 7950 TF3 I ordered from newegg last week was the same way. The card was louder than any other component in my system. Sounded like a tiny motors cranking out fps. I RMA'd immediately. The Vapor-X I replaced it with is better, but still not as quiet as I would like. I will give this one a few more days then decide. Could my PSU be a contributing factor? I have a PCP&C Silencer 750 that is about 4.5 years old. Probably fine, but something I will experiment with to see.
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I think that I would get my RMA accepted. Three reasons.
1. They sent me a reference 7950 TFIII edition, not the 7970 pcb edition.
Sorry but the fact that you bought a 7950 and got a 7950 is not a reason to RMA the card.
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The MSI 7950 TF3 I ordered from newegg last week was the same way. The card was louder than any other component in my system. Sounded like a tiny motors cranking out fps. I RMA'd immediately. The Vapor-X I replaced it with is better, but still not as quiet as I would like. I will give this one a few more days then decide. Could my PSU be a contributing factor? I have a PCP&C Silencer 750 that is about 4.5 years old. Probably fine, but something I will experiment with to see.

Try your card in another pc
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The above is a good point. In my case it wasn't the components of the case causing my coil whine, but the card. Keep in mind though, I am extremely unlucky. Like Charlie Brown unlucky.

I've very much seen in my investigation a lot of people switch PSU's out of their case, and find the coil whine has houdini'd itself entirely. Worth a shot before you RMA it.

But again to be safe, RMA it. My card was acting stable as a rock right up until it just decided to never work again. No warning signs, no artifacts. Just nice frame rates and a horrible buzzing noise, then random grey screens and tears of frustration for a card that has spent more time in the mail than in my rig.

On second thought, just RMA it.
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Sorry but the fact that you bought a 7950 and got a 7950 is not a reason to RMA the card.

+1

I was expecting the 7970 pcb, but they sent me the new boost edition. I lost the pcb gamble. Lets see if I could win the overclock gamble. Every game crashed on me.... at stock speeds. Days later and guess what? It was afterburner. I currently have an OC of 1200/1575 at stock voltage (1.125v) with a score of P9943 in 3dMark11. My point? RMA it, because I am living proof that there are amazing cards being sent out everyday and it will be totally worth an RMA to get an amazing card.... with no coil whine.
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