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gtx 970 g1 gaming with coil whine - RMA?

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Hello

I was very happy with the gtx 970 g1 when I got it ... unfortunately it started whining. It is not so bad, but I would expect a card at this price to not have such annoyances.. I can barely hear the coil whine on idle, definately not with fans on. I barely notice it over the fans in crysis 3 and valley benchmark, but it gets pretty bad in Heaven for example and I am afraid it will get worse as it is taxed more and more frown.gif

I managed to OC it to +100 core clock and +200 memory clock in AB. I am unsure wether this is good or bad as I havent dealt with GPUs in 6 years, but I cant imagine people overclocking this to 7000+ memory clock when mine barely goes to 4k. Is the card I got actually that bad on the factory lottery ?

Should I return the card, or is this amount of whine acceptable .. ? frown.gif ? The shop I got it from has a 30 day return policy and I can roll the dice again, but I am afraid I will get a worse card with my luck frown.gif

Any input would me much appreciated.
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Hello there

that whine in games run @60fps or when your fps hit +200 ? if the later nothing to worry about all high end card do the same ..

My first 970 card do that from day one but now after 6 month the whine is gone away, you still have 3 year warranty though.
   
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