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I've heard coil whine before and it's very high pitched. This sound is much lower pitched. It has nothing to do with the fans because it only happens under load. As far as I can tell, both are emitting the same noise. I used Warframe as a test @ around 300 fps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqewc_uX714
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I've heard coil whine before and it's very high pitched. This sound is much lower pitched. It has nothing to do with the fans because it only happens under load. As far as I can tell, both are emitting the same noise. I used Warframe as a test @ around 300 fps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqewc_uX714


Yeah that is still coil whine.

My 7950 does that when @ 1250, but only on some games.

Still nothing wrong with it.

Coil whine and be low or high pitched.
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Yeah that is still coil whine.

My 7950 does that when @ 1250, but only on some games.

Still nothing wrong with it.

Coil whine and be low or high pitched.

Its not audiuble unless the case is open and my head is next to them. Is that something I shouldn't be picky about?
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I don't worry about it. When I'm playing a game, I don't even hear it. Unless I force myself to.
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Does it happen with just one card or both?
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If it only happens when you are gaming, and assuming that you actually listen to the sound in the games, then it shouldn't bug you too much. Obviously it is not going to damage the cards, so you don't need to worry about it being a defective product. If it annoys you too much, then try to return/RMA them and hope for the best with the next batch. But otherwise I'd say don't worry about it.
    
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You could also play with your card's voltages and clock speed. Different volts and clocks should produce different sounds and could eliminate it.
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