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post #1521 of 21186
Thanks for the reply.
I have a few old CRTs around I can try and will also try the other PIC-E slot to see if this has any effect of the wavy lines.

Whats more worrying for me now is that having changed the GPU the source of the high pitched sound can only be the motherboard(somewhere around where the GPU fan would be).
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post #1522 of 21186
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Thanks for the reply.
I have a few old CRTs around I can try and will also try the other PIC-E slot to see if this has any effect of the wavy lines.

Whats more worrying for me now is that having changed the GPU the source of the high pitched sound can only be the motherboard(somewhere around where the GPU fan would be).
Whining caps can also be from the PSU. I would think that the mobo and/or the PSU could also cause this. it is very difficult to pinpoint noises like that. the only sure way I have found is by swapping out HW.
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post #1523 of 21186
Well I have the side panel off and it is definitely louder further away from the PSU.
If the cap dies(if thats what it is)will it take anything else with it?
I mean should I RMA the board now(I can put up with the sound,fans are louder)or just let it die then RMA?
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post #1524 of 21186
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Hi lads.
I have just been complaining about the hardly visible wavy line interference on my monitor and a high pitched but quiet sound coming from my GPU.
I just changed it to a GTX280 and both problems persist.
Has anyone got any idea whats causing this?
I have set my system back to default speeds and its still the same.
I've recently started to experience the same problem with the left monitor (primary) on my system. I have a 3.4Ghz O/C on the CPU and no O/C on the video card. In my case the problem only presents itself after several days of up-time although I haven't been able to lock down any other repro-steps beyond that. If I bounce the system the problem is gone and may not return for several days/weeks.

All components in my system run way++ below their thermal threshold and stressing the system cannot reliably force the problem to appear. I'm sure it has something to do with the PCI-to-N/B timings but I just haven't had time to dig into it considering the temp-fix is so easy to fix.

It is a quandry though because when I'm having the problem I can span a window between the two monitors and it is most definitely just the primary monitor... however when I swap the cables to the monitors, the problem "sticks" to the primary display port (DVI-D) regardless if I swap cable or monitor to test. It very well *could* be the port itself or the card, but I still have a gut feeling it's inside the N/B...

Either way, Krill isn't the only user experiencing the problem.

BIOS F7a (need to upgrade tonight, come to think of it, although haven't had the problem repro in almost two weeks now)
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post #1525 of 21186
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Well I have the side panel off and it is definitely louder further away from the PSU.
If the cap dies(if thats what it is)will it take anything else with it?
I mean should I RMA the board now(I can put up with the sound,fans are louder)or just let it die then RMA?
You can. Caps are strange. Some with whine under load for years with no issues while in other cases it is a sure sign of a failing cap. Look to see if any are split or leaking. If you can deal with being without it, RMA it.
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FWIW, I haven't dug my head inside to listen for any whining caps yet, although that too could be the case. :shrug:
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Hey guys. Haven't been in this thread for awhile.

Got a few Q's.

With my setup, for some reason I cannot go over stock with my ram, anyone know why?

and

How are the F7 and F8a BIOS's fareing? Like I said, I haven't been to this thread in a while, and I am still using the F7a BIOS.
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How high up are people clocking the Q9650 with this motherboard?

I'm thinking of getting the Q9650 + Corsair HX 1000 combo of newegg. Is 4.5Ghz 24/7 possible with a Q9650 and this board.
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How high up are people clocking the Q9650 with this motherboard?

I'm thinking of getting the Q9650 + Corsair HX 1000 combo of newegg. Is 4.5Ghz 24/7 possible with a Q9650 and this board.
For 24/7 use on air I dont think so unless you get some awesome chip. It really would depend on how good your cooling is and how much vcore you are willing to add to it.
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post #1530 of 21186
i cant wait for my tax return to come..

UD3R + Q9650 !!!

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