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Graphics Card buzz sound only while gaming

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hi have just built a new computer and while playing games i have noticed that my GPU is making strange buzzing noises but only when im playing the game, once i pause it or go into my inventory(skyrim) the buzzing stops, then when i unpause it, it begins to buzz again

does anybody know why???
i have a Sapphire radeon hd 7870xt with boost. i have not overclocked it
post #2 of 3
AMD cards tend to 'squeak' when they don't have enough power, what psu are you using? double check your cables. Remember some hybrid PSU do not supply the correct amount of power through the pre-attached cables. Also is it just skyrim? Post full specs pls.
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Originally Posted by Rushua View Post

AMD cards tend to 'squeak' when they don't have enough power, what psu are you using? double check your cables. Remember some hybrid PSU do not supply the correct amount of power through the pre-attached cables. Also is it just skyrim? Post full specs pls.

my current set up is:
CPU - AMD FX6300
GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 7870xt with boost taheti LE
Motherboard - ASUS M5A97 R2.0
RAM - G. Skill RipJaws X 8gb 1866 (2x4gb)
PSU - Rosewill Capstone 650 watt 80+ gold modular
HDD - seagate barricuda 1TB 64mb 7200rpm
6 fans

So far the only games i have played are Skyrim, minecraft, and star wars the old republic. but iv only noticed in on skyrim.
im sure i have plenty of power for my set up and im fairly sure all my cables are nice and snug. but when i installed the graphics card i didnt use the pci cables that were on the psu. the card came with 2 that had molex connectors so i used a molex connector from my psu and plugged the pci-e cables into it, then into my GPU. should that matter??
i didnt use the cables that came with the psu because the one cable had a 6pin power plug for the GPU and a 6pin plug that said SLI that were both coming out of the same cable so i didnt know if i was supposed to plug both of those into the GPU. should i have?
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