I should make a thread with a poll but people tend not to care about new threads so I'll ask here and hope that as many people as possible involved will answer.@All water cooled R9 290 owners
If you're running your fans a bit fast you probably won't have noticed and won't be able to answer. If you would be willing just to turn them down to their lowest speed and launch a game that would be great. It won't take any more than a minute if even that much
My card makes a terrible electrical interference / buzz or whatever sound when the card is under load. I just played some BF4 and noticed the sound changed a bit depending on which pre-sets or resolution I used (I had my case open, you may not be able to distinguish the sounds if yours is closed but it doesn't really matter anyway).
I'm thinking it could be the card or the PSU so here are mine:
- Sapphire R9 290 with Hynix Memory @1100/1300 no volt adjustments
- OCZ StealthXStream II 700W
It may also be related to CPU OC (just throwing a random guess out there, can't really find a link between both) so mine's an i7-860 @3800MHz with HT disabled.
I really hate that it makes that noise and it sort of ruins the purpose of quiet water cooling (if that's what you were going for which is my case) and would love to know if others are affected by it too.Does your card make such a noise too ?