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post #1 of 27
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Ok this is getting REAL annoying. When i scan for artifacts in ATITool, it does a hum which fades on and off. But when in a menu of a game its squeals really loud. Whats wrong with it?

The weird thing is, in a game like trackmania nations, the pitch of the squeal depends on what menu im on, if im on the main menu, its mid pitched, but if i go into the options menu its higher pitched, then i go back to the main and its mid pitched again.

Same in the world in conflict beta, in the main menu it doesnt make a sound, but as soon as i click multiplayer, it starts squealing
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The fan speed is increasing to cover the excess GPU heat. Take the cooler off, if you dare, and spin the fan around, see if it snags at all during a couple revolutions. If it does, try to see if it just needs to be cleaned, or it may be getting ready to bite it and you might have to shoot for an aftermarket, or a new aftermarket if you have one already.
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no its not the cooler, even when the cooler is running 100% in windows it doesnt squeal, the card only squeals in games
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Are you certain the fan is running 100% when in Windows, since you don't have the GPU loaded?

My first instinct was to say it is the fan, as well.
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i used ati tool to bump the fan speed to 100% in windows. I set to the fan to 0% in a game and it still squealed. it is NOT the fan
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post #6 of 27
Yeah, it would have to be if it is ACTUALLY coming from the vid card. There isn't another part in there that is going to squeal like that....well, unless a rat fell into the GPU while they were assembling it....that would make a interesting story.
post #7 of 27
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i used ati tool to bump the fan speed to 100% in windows. I set to the fan to 0% in a game and it still squealed. it is NOT the fan
Understood.

Other than making sure it is the GPU that is making the squealing noises, my suggestion is to try it on another computer if you can and see if issue persists. You could also try removing the fan shroud and see if that solves the issue. I am not exactly sure how you can RMA a GPU by saying it "squeals", if it does come to that, so I would exhaust every other option first (such as things that seem like they wouldn't make a difference).
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post #8 of 27
Probably a capacitor squealing, see if you can isolate which one is squealing.
Is the card new, just installed or old and just now starting the squealing.
Have you tried reseating the card?
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post #9 of 27
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its like 3 weeks old max, i built this rig around 3 weeks ago. And there isnt another PC in the house which has pci-e :/ so i cant test it on another pc. its also worth to note, it only squeals in the menus, in the actual game it stops squealing again

this is the card i have:



But other than the squealing, it performs just like any other X1950XT, im just worried its going to crap out on me.
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post #10 of 27
Yeah...it's a rat.
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