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post #1 of 5
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Whenever my GTX 660 starts folding, it produces a bright, semi-loud, high pitch whistle.
Goes away after folding.

It's like a dog whistle for human ears.

I can't live with it because I sleep in the same room and I have it fold during Idle.

Is the only remedy an RMA?
post #2 of 5
Ah, the old coil whine. Best to RMA to get rid of it.
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Its coil whine, not really anyways ways to get rid of, most high end cards whine.
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Ah, the old coil whine. Best to RMA to get rid of it.

Sigh. hmmsmiley02.gif

I just bought it.
I am afraid to return it through Amazon because they banned one of my emails for returning things before (all legit mind you).

Advanced RMA from EVGA costs mega bucks. jealoussmiley.gif

I'm afraid a replacement card will whine the same.
My GTX 480 didn't whine like this.
post #5 of 5
Yea it seems hit or miss on the coil whine. My 480 has done it since day one. mad.gif

I never notice it anymore b/c I fold on it 24/7.
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