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Hey guys got a slight problem I cant wrap my head around. When im running msi kombuster or any benchmark where tye system is under load I have a slught buzzing/whine issue. First I could not distinguishe where it was coming from.

After pulling the psu out and running the computer and psu away from each other I have found that the psu and gpu/or an area on the mobo near tue gpu is buzzing/whining both in sync with each other.

So in short under load both psu and gpu/mobo both buzz/whine the exact same noise at the same time. Goes up and down in frequency. Is this noise being created from the psu with voltages not well managed and following through to tye gpu/mobo too? Its kinda weird.
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Hey guys got a slight problem I cant wrap my head around. When im running msi kombuster or any benchmark where tye system is under load I have a slught buzzing/whine issue. First I could not distinguishe where it was coming from.

After pulling the psu out and running the computer and psu away from each other I have found that the psu and gpu/or an area on the mobo near tue gpu is buzzing/whining both in sync with each other.

So in short under load both psu and gpu/mobo both buzz/whine the exact same noise at the same time. Goes up and down in frequency. Is this noise being created from the psu with voltages not well managed and following through to tye gpu/mobo too? Its kinda weird.

The noise is coming from the GPU. It is just a vibrating capacitor and it's completely normal. If it is very excessive and loud, RMA your components. I had a PSU with very bad whine so I had to get a replacement. My cards also whine but the noise is very low and can't be heard above the GPU fans at low speed.
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The noise is coming from the GPU. It is just a vibrating capacitor and it's completely normal. If it is very excessive and loud, RMA your components. I had a PSU with very bad whine so I had to get a replacement. My cards also whine but the noise is very low and can't be heard above the GPU fans at low speed.

This. Also the whine may lessen over a long period of use/general use in time. Other than rma'ing the component if it's really bad there is no easy solution and you also take the risk of having the new component being just as bad, worse, or luckily better. If you game at 60hz try and use frame-limiters it can reduce the loudness of the whine/buzz, sometimes to the point where you can't hear it. The whine/buzz is generally associated with high framerates or heavy load.

Alternative solutions would be safely adjusting the voltage of the core which may in turn change the frequency the components are operating at and reduce the whine (highly unlikely you will be able to to get rid of the whine due to the resonant frequency of the components having a pretty huge frequency range). Then there are several other methods that most likely won't work because of closed housings on newer components; hot glue, nail polish on caps/coils etc... .

Theres lots of info to be found if you use the search tool on this site alone.
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Just cap the frames at 60fps using an fps limiter and it should reduce the pitched noise as rv8000 suggested.
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Just to clarify, you are probably hearing coils, not capacitors.

Capacitors would/should not be making any audible noise in a PSU or GPU application.
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Just to clarify, you are probably hearing coils, not capacitors.

Capacitors would/should not be making any audible noise in a PSU or GPU application.
http://www.overclock.net/t/476207/squealing-capacitors
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Derp, this is snipped directly from your link. - "This squealing is caused by vibration of copper coils, and is not present on products designed by people that take attention at these things."

Did you even read it?
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Derp, this is snipped directly from your link. - "This squealing is caused by vibration of copper coils, and is not present on products designed by people that take attention at these things."

Did you even read it?

Yes and this is why I posted it, to show exactly what emits the sound and what causes it. It is refereed as squealing capacitors but it is the coils that vibrate.

Edited by BradleyW - 7/1/13 at 6:17am
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Oh so we agree, sorry for the confusion.
Cheers.
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Oh so we agree, sorry for the confusion.
Cheers.

That's ok. thumb.gif
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