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MSI 7970 OC buzzing under load.........coil whine?

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Under moderate load the card makes a buzzing sound. Doesn't matter whether it is overclocked or not.

This is the third card I have had in the past 4 months that has made the sound, and I am getting pretty sick of it.

1st card was 6950, then GTX 570 and now this 7970.

Is there anything I can do?
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Are you sure its your GPU and not another component in your PC like your PSU? Also when do you hear it?
For instance my GPU has coil whine but usually its only when im in the Minecraft start menu where it runs on like 1000fps other then that i never hear it.
    
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Are you sure its your GPU and not another component in your PC like your PSU? Also when do you hear it?
For instance my GPU has coil whine but usually its only when im in the Minecraft start menu where it runs on like 1000fps other then that i never hear it.

I hear it when I play games (F1 2013, War Thunder, Battlefield 3, WRC 4).

I will definitely go and try my backup PSU.

If it does turn out to be the GPU, I have read that running Heaven benchmark for hours on end can cure it. Would you recommend this?
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I hear it when I play games (F1 2013, War Thunder, Battlefield 3, WRC 4).

I will definitely go and try my backup PSU.

If it does turn out to be the GPU, I have read that running Heaven benchmark for hours on end can cure it. Would you recommend this?

I would be suprised if that would work but i guess it cant do any harm so why not.
But since you have had different cards and still hear coilwhine it may be something else.
    
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If you make it use different voltage, that will change the noise.
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