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Hello guys.I have MSI Twin Frozrn 7950 @ 1100/1575. When on idle and let's say i move my mouse cursor,the cards makes a buzzing noise.A very quiet one,i have to put me ear 10cm from the card to hear it.When on load,there is no buzzing sound/coil whine.Should i worry? It happens only when idling @ 300/150mhz.
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is it one of the fans maybe?
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There's technically nothing wrong about the parts, it should not reduce its life or performance or anything, as far as I know.

Are you sure it's from the card and not speakers? It might be a little interference being transmitted into the onboard audio.
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Originally Posted by Jaxis View Post

is it one of the fans maybe?
Nope,it's not the fans.It's something in the card - my guess is a capacitor which shouldn't be affecting the cards performance.My FPS is the same as before in every test.It's perfoming perfectly,never above 59C either. I think it happens the most when i have the PC turned off for the whole evening and when i woke up ,everything is very cold in my room and it takes a bit of time for the card to get ready to work.In the end of the day,you can't hear it.

@deepor: Yes,entirely sure.Check what i wrote above and tell me your thoughs.
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I only ever heard that it's nothing about the actual performance of that part that creates that noise. It will still do its job as it should. You just got somewhat unlucky if it's annoying and you can hear it, but there's nothing really wrong with the card. It doesn't sound like something seriously annoying if you say you have to get close to hear it. This means you can't even notice anything about this if the case is closed?

I had some serious whine and buzz when my current graphics card was running at 100% (not idle). I had also noticed that buzz changing with different room temperature. It interestingly fixed itself somewhat over time. The buzz is a lot more quiet nowadays. It's also pretty old by now (from 2011) and it never acted up despite that noise.
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Yes,you can't hear it at all.Only when the case is open or you have your ear next the the back of the card. Thx for clearning this up,i was a bit worried that's all.
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My GPU makes funny noises at times as well but performs perfectly....must be the nature of the beast!!
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