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Heres something that's strange when I ran windows aero test today I heard either my gpus ( 6970s) making squeaking sound or maybe it was the motherboard? Kinda like little electronic pulses traveling and so forth....Does that make any sence to you guys? I wanted to know if anybody else is experiencing anything like this? I have The Asus M5A97 motherboard and 2 Msi Radeon 6970s, It sounds like its coming from either the gpus or mobo not sure, only sometimes like when u load a program it will do it for a few seconds and then stop, just wanna know if iam safe because I haven't heard this before,maybe I just never noticed it?
     
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It's perfectly normal, it's called coil whine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coil_noise

My GTX 680 used to do it but it doesn't any more.
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Yeah I think 4 sure its coming from my gpu! I can almost say for certin its coming from that 4x pcie-e lane! Good thing u posted this man I was starting to get a bad feeling something might break! Thanks a million! thumb.gif
     
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Lots of GPUs make a squeeling whine/spooling sound usually when under significant load. Its nothing to worry about and really nothing much can be done about. Some GPUS whine more than others my AMD 4870x2s dual gpu cards would whine and it never really bothered me at all. tonguesmiley.gif
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post #5 of 18
Yeah I get coil whine from time to time. Especially under heavy load.

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Originally Posted by d33r View Post

Lots of GPUs make a squeeling whine/spooling sound usually when under significant load. Its nothing to worry about and really nothing much can be done about. Some GPUS whine more than others my AMD 4870x2s dual gpu cards would whine and it never really bothered me at all. tonguesmiley.gif
It isn't always the GPU.

I got my titan, and now that I am suddenly in the world of 150+ fps I had some absurd coil whine. I thought it was the gpu, and almost RMAd it after an email to evga. It turned out to be coming from my power supply, NOT the card, and it has since gone away entirely.
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post #7 of 18
I get coil whine under a heavy load such as Folding@Home, or a loading screen when my FPS skyrocket to 5000+ for a few seconds.
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All my GPUs have whined.

It's normal when framerates shoot into very high realms
   
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Yeah the strange thing is and iam surprised I haven't noticed it before! .............. I just did a run on battlefield 3 maxed everything out and iam in the 130-140 fps range (close to your titan lol) but weird thing no coild wine at all!........ I got major choil wine in il 2 sturmovik wings of pray which is probably not as demanding game as battlefield 3 is ( weird)..... I know its off topic but can anyone help me iam trying to play a few missions online with airplanes ( battlefield 3 ) I thought I installed punkbuster but its telling me to update it-U think its safe or no? I just wanna try the jets that's it,Thanks for the advice guys!
     
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Coil whine usually happens on games that aren't demanding because then the FPS would shoot into the thousands and that's when it starts whining.
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