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post #11 of 33
How high did you overclock it I know Ntune allows pretty high overclocks and say they pass.
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post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Is it possible that the sound is capactitor or inductor whine?

that is what i suspect too and already stated, when i voltmodded my old R.I.P. card, the sound changed..it got quieter!!!!....
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post #13 of 33
Some 8800's have bad resistors on them... RMA it for sure if you dont want to get your hands dirty...
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4819
These guys had the same problem as you....
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81997
Good luck fixing it.
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It's not the fan, I don't have one.
I can hear it while playing Oblivian but I have to take my side cover off to hear it it's very faint.
All I can say is if it goes out RMA it
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post #15 of 33
There is a small alarm speaker on the card.

It seems that with certain 3d apps the speaker is receiving a tiny bit of distortion.

I didn't even notice it on mine until I read this thread, I can only hear it if I put my head next to my computer.
    
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post #16 of 33
most likely that is your power supply going to die like sounds like it sucking for life right
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post #17 of 33
Mine does that, too. I can't decide if it's the video card speaker or my PSU. I know my PSU voltage does drop when I put a heavy load on my GTX, so I'm guessing it's my PSU. I've never heard of a "Raidmax Volcano" PSU, so I kind of doubt the wattage rating.

Mine does the exact same thing, the pitch/volume changes as the picture on the screen changes. It's especially loud when running ATITool, which also happens to stress my PSU the most.

IMHO do what I'm doing: Get an aux PSU (the ones that fit into your 5.25" bay) to make sure you're not over-stressing your PSU. If it keeps making the noise after that, RMA the card.

Edit: Believe the guy, it's not the fan.
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post #18 of 33
why would you OC it... its already bloody powerful as it is
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post #19 of 33
This is from the EVGA Message boards:

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Figured it out.

At least for mine anyway, but I suspect it was the same for yours also, Bradbond..

First, I need to point out that this is different from the 680i mobo and X-FI sound issue that's being worked on between EVGA and Nvidia, and it's not the little sound buzzer at the end of the card (I'd originally suspected this, but it's not the case...)

Taking it somewhat apart was the key. I took the shroud cover off, as well as the fan and there are 4 little IC's behind it. I gave it a shot in the dark and applied a little pressure to each one while it was making the buzzing/arcing sound while running 3DMark06.

Turns out, the top one (as the card is installed) responded as I'd hoped, the sound lessened. On the other three, pressure made no difference. So, I applied alot more pressure (about as much as it would take to push a thumbtack into a piece of particle board) and the sound completly stopped. For reference, the part is stamped with "BL-121-0642". Here's a pic of the offending piece:



I think at this point, I'll do the same and RMA the board before the problem gets worse since these kinds of these always seem to get worse

Maybe it was just a bad couple of cards, but maybe it was part of a bigger batch? I got the card thru Newegg.. I dont name them to point a finger, since it wasnt their fault. Just trying to find some commonalities

--Mike
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post #20 of 33
I think its a PWM issue. Does it get higher in pitch when the cards under more strain? Like CS 1.6 compared to Oblivion?


Edit: In response to Pinhead's post, that is one of the MOSFETs driven by the PWM. So it does in fact appear to be an issue with the PWM/power regulator.
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