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Looking for some advice on what to do next re coil whine

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Hi there.

I have an XFX R9 390x in my pc which is emiting a whiny noise when I game. The noise is there briefly when i start up and then in games. If I tab out of the game the noise disappears. Its not jet engine loud but its constant and gets annoying after a short while.

I disconnected each of my case fans one by one to double check that they were not the source of the issue. I also took the side off the case, while in a game, and had a listen. While it is hard to be 100% sure , I was 99% sure it was the gpu causing the issue.

I RMA'd the card and put in a replacement card. This card did not have the issue initially but it developed within an hour or so's use.

I was going to add noise dampening foam to my case, Phanteks Enthoo luxe, the kit from overclockers which is cut to size. https://www.overclockers.co.uk/ocuk-tech-labs-noise-dam...

Not sure if this is a waste of time or a good idea.

Would it be fair to say that it unlikely that both cards had the same issue and after some reading it appears the psu could be causing the gpu to whine. Is that correct?

I tried under watting the GPU in the AMD software and this seems to remove the issue but I dont know if this will adversely impact the card. If I limit the FPS to 40 or so there is no noise. Normally the FPS is capped at 120. My monitor is rated up to 144 but I didnt see any difference in Warcraft between 120 and 144.

PSU is a EVGA SuperNOVA 750W PC Power Supply - Gold. I should be well within the wattage required for my system with one GPU and an I5 4690k OC'd to 4.3 using 1.3v.

3 case fans
CD drive
SSD
HDD
No other items drawing power.
Could it be a slightly defective PSU causing this issue?

Any thoughts on how to fix this issue? Happy enough with the card otherwise, temps are high but my new case and better airflow has left me with high 80's while gaming.

I dont have a spare PSU to hand to try out that theory but might see if anyone I know nearby has one and is willing to let me stick my gpu in their system.
post #2 of 3
Yes it is totally possible for the PSU to be causing the whine. The only way to find out is to just try a new one, and even then the whine could still be there. I don't think your PSU is defective enough to be dangerous.
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RPI Compy
(14 items)
 
Sister's rig
(11 items)
 
Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HP thingy Phanteks TC12DX Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w White FD R4 Logitech G400 
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AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
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Raidmax 530w Silverstone Temjin 
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Will the sound proofing help to reduce it do you think or is it just a waste of time?
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