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So I've had this build ever since the G80s were released and its always done this and i've ignored it.

Basically.. Computer makes different sounds depending on what I do... (Like inside the actual case)

For example the new Intel-core demo with the castle. If I switch to multi-core mode, my computer makes a humming/hissing sound, and when I switch back to single-core it doesn't. This is just one example.

There are some games that do this as well, mostly on menus. Depending on what AA settings I have, resolution, etc, my computer makes different sounds.

I had my friend computer to hear it to, he agrees it doesn't sound normal. I've contacted PC&C and they said "There is no way the PSU would make different sounds on certain game menus and AA settings"

The PSU has been fine for months, but I kind of want to know, what is going on... this is very strange...
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So you have determined that the PSU is the source of the noise?

Is it an electrical kind of hum....like a capacitor?
    
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Hahahaha this reminds me of how I used to kinda cheat in CS:S on my old rig.

Whenever Im about to turn a corner, if theres an enemy on the other side my HD would start spinning up and making loud noises so I would know someone is there.

Its probably caching the files or something..
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
So you have determined that the PSU is the source of the noise?

Is it an electrical kind of hum....like a capacitor?
My friend says "It sounds like a capacitor sound that is not constantly on."

I have no idea what that means.

I've RMAed both my cards and my motherboard on this build before, and it did this sound before and after. So I'm doubting its my cards or motherboard.
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post #5 of 14
find out where the noise comes from first...then we'll have a better idea...

could be the fan?
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post #6 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
find out where the noise comes from first...then we'll have a better idea...

could be the fan?
Its very hard to tell where its coming from. We've tried to figure out where its coming from it seems to be from everywhere inside my case.

I noticed there was a increase in this sound when I added SLI.

It sounds like its both the PSU and the graphic card. Its hard to explain, we've basically put out head inside the case and cannot tell where the sound is coming from.
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post #7 of 14
from the sounds of the adding the sli it seems like its coming from the psu because of the extra load on the psu form the extra card....
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post #8 of 14
well if it's from "both"...then maybe that's it...

my guess is the PSU is spinning the fan faster cause of the added load (more heat), and the GPU has added another fan...so that is making it louder...

Just my guess, though...
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
well if it's from "both"...then maybe that's it...

my guess is the PSU is spinning the fan faster cause of the added load (more heat), and the GPU has added another fan...so that is making it louder...

Just my guess, though...
Do you think I should just ignore it?

I just used RivaTuner to set my GPU fan speed to 100%, that is not the sound I am hearing.

Is it possible to set the PSU fan speed to 100% somehow?

Now that I listen to it more it seems to be coming near the CPU area.
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post #10 of 14
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Found the issue:
http://www.bjorn3d.com/forum/showthread.php?p=80076
http://evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=33581

Its the actual motherboard and its normal.. Wierd.
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