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Is coil whine that electric noise you hear when the GPU is working hard or is coil whine the noise some fans make?

it's high pitched ticking and chirping that the power regulation circuitry emits under load. It's ridiculously loud if I have my headphones off. Louder than my fans. In BC2, I had vsync enabled, but it was louder than Unigine.
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it's high pitched ticking and chirping that the power regulation circuitry emits under load. It's ridiculously loud if I have my headphones off. Louder than my fans. In BC2, I had vsync enabled, but it was louder than Unigine.

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I really like the Vapor-X cooling...but it's not in stock.....should I go for the Twin Frozr?
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I really like the Vapor-X cooling...but it's not in stock.....should I go for the Twin Frozr?

I have this card and I actually would not recommend it. The cooler is quite frankly, awful, and my card also screams at high framerates.

The only plus about the TFIII is that they used to ship on a 7970 PCB (mine did), but it seems like they even stopped doing that. If you want a solid card, the HIS IceQ^2 gets my vote.
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I have this card and I actually would not recommend it. The cooler is quite frankly, awful, and my card also screams at high framerates.

The only plus about the TFIII is that they used to ship on a 7970 PCB (mine did), but it seems like they even stopped doing that. If you want a solid card, the HIS IceQ^2 gets my vote.

Well, that's unfortunate! At least Sapphire still sells the Vapor-X 7950 on their 7970 pcb, so you know it can handle power well. In another thread people were suggesting the Asus DC2....no idea what to do now. Vapor-X isn't in stock, and it sounds coil whine, while common, is much louder in my card than others have experienced.
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Or there's deals like this-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150586
$369 after MIR, also comes with 2 games............overkill for 1080p?
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Yes it is overkill, but who cares? If you are comfortable spending the extra cash for the 7970 then you should do it. I have heard not so great reports about the cooler on that card, the TF3 actually gets better reviews. Other than the cooler, that card should be fine. If I had the extra cash I would go for a 7970. For thoughts on the MSI R7950 TF3, look for the posts from RavageTheEarth. He seems pretty happy with his and his is NOT the 7970 pcb.
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Just go to a menu where the whine is very loud and jus leave it there for a couple days. This fixed the issue for me. The other, more extreme thing you can do is hot glue the open coils(though its pretty scary to glue a PCB). Just try leaving it on crisis menu for a while.
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Just go to a menu where the whine is very loud and jus leave it there for a couple days. This fixed the issue for me. The other, more extreme thing you can do is hot glue the open coils(though its pretty scary to glue a PCB). Just try leaving it on crisis menu for a while.

I don't own crysis. I'd rather not have to burn it in to get this to go away anyway. I'm definitely not going to attempt hardware mods on a card in warranty.
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