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Hi, I have this R9 280x Sapphire which have coil whine since day one. Since, people on the internet says "Coil whine goes away after a couple of months", but it has been more than a year and the whine doesn't improve a bit.

The whine is not exactly the same as those I've seen on youtube where they're squeaking in a very high pitch and instead my GPU makes a rapid kind of clicking sound everytime I do things on my PC like, typing, browsing internet, scrolling through web pages, gaming obviously, watching videos, it whines most when .gif pictures are played.

I have changed my PSU and doesn't cause any improvements. It is soo annoying that sometimes I just want to throw it away lol. I've also tried overclocking which also didn't help. ( I didn't OC much though since I am not really sure what I was doing).

Can the coil be held with something so as to stop it from vibrating? Does anyone have some suggestions? Thank you.
post #2 of 9
I can't personally speak to its effectiveness, but I've seen people apparently having success with putting a drop of superglue/fingernail polish/hot glue on theirs.
    
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If it's a solid core VRM (not really solid, just an IC), then the only possible solution would be to up the voltage a bit. If it's the OG type VRM, then clear nail polish might do the trick.

It may not completely eliminate the issue, but it should help a bit.

When viewing .gif pics, are you using Chrome? Chrome uses GPU acceleration.
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Overclock, overvolt it.
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I have 2 r9 290x in CF who whine and the more voltage I give them the more noise they make. Same goes for my Zotac GTX 970. I'm not aware of any solution for this problem.
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Originally Posted by aroc91 View Post

I can't personally speak to its effectiveness, but I've seen people apparently having success with putting a drop of superglue/fingernail polish/hot glue on theirs.
Thank you all for your suggestions.
The thing is, I'm not good in hardware stuffs and I don't even know where to put those glues. Can you link any pictures/videos?

I'm just assuming it won't be too hard.
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If it's a solid core VRM (not really solid, just an IC), then the only possible solution would be to up the voltage a bit. If it's the OG type VRM, then clear nail polish might do the trick.

It may not completely eliminate the issue, but it should help a bit.

When viewing .gif pics, are you using Chrome? Chrome uses GPU acceleration.

Yes but not only Chrome, it happens whenever there are huge changes on my screen (That's the only explanation I could come up with sorry) like for example, I open up My Computer and the whole thing that shows on the screen gets changed, and for like 3 seconds, there will be coil whine. It can be when I scroll through galleries, lots of songs, it happens basically everywhere.
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Overclock, overvolt it.
I've never done much OC-ing but I will try this again.
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Are you sure it's the GPU that's causing the whine? After reading this on a full stomach, the issue may be the monitor itself. Is there a whine while looking at a white screen?
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Are you sure it's the GPU that's causing the whine? After reading this on a full stomach, the issue may be the monitor itself. Is there a whine while looking at a white screen?
Yes. I'm pretty sure its the GPU as I have changed most of my parts (Monitor, Motherboard, PSU and Processor) and it that didn't change anything about the whine. Here's a short video shot on my phone, please have a look, if you listen carefully, you'll notice that theres a rapid clicking sound whenever I scroll. Thats what I'm talking about.
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Wow. That is vicious! I have no idea what causes that racket.
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