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My perfectly awesome GTX 260c216 does do a lot of whining when under stress so its normal - not a problem. Its what capacitors do when under load.

I think you have a DOA card dude, last time I saw that, there was a can of coca cola that exploded in my case and accidentally all over my video card
    
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Stock clocks? They whine a bit, the caps, on high load.

I have same card, don't have an issue like this.. I use 180.84 drivers and Rivatuner 100% fan all the time.. It may be downclocking tho.. Check Rivatuner or see my sig on how to prevent downclocking THO Crysis should be stressing the card enough to prevent downclocking.

Just another possibility.. check sig
Yeah, it whines a bit now (never did before). And the whining noise changes when it's under load (ATI tool)

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My perfectly awesome GTX 260c216 does do a lot of whining when under stress so its normal - not a problem. Its what capacitors do when under load.

I think you have a DOA card dude, last time I saw that, there was a can of coca cola that exploded in my case and accidentally all over my video card
If it's DOA it would be, well, dead...on arrival. I've had it for a week now and it's been running CS:S, L4D and TF2 perfectly. No visible issues (well, CS had occasional...hmmm but not tf2)
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Sounds like you still have a multi directional problem to me....

Is Crysis Warhead the only game that does the described problems or is it other games having problems too?

I assume you know your CPU overclock is stable, right?
    
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Sounds like you still have a multi directional problem to me....

Is Crysis Warhead the only game that does the described problems or is it other games having problems too?

I assume you know your CPU overclock is stable, right?
Warhead is the only one giving me an issue.

CPU isn't a 24/7 thing, I run my CPU at 3.0ghz. However I just reformatted and had it on stock for the windows install, and is right now @ stock.

Edit: I'm going to reinstall Warhead and see how that goes. If I still have issues I might just RMA this bad boy. (btw its going to take some time to re-DL it...I bought it off steam )
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Ah yeah its off steam then that will take some time

What drivers have you tested so far? I ran warhead fine with the 180.43's

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

try it
    
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Ah yeah its off steam then that will take some time

What drivers have you tested so far? I ran warhead fine with the 180.43's

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

try it
I've tried the 180.48_geforce_winxp_32bit_english_whql.exe

So 180.40WHQL s?

Let me stick to one fix at a time, I'll give that DX thing a shot when crysis is tested (new install).
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man that screenshot is beautiful lol. that's really strange that warhead is the only one giving you that issue. I hope everything works out for you man
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man that screenshot is beautiful lol. that's really strange that warhead is the only one giving you that issue. I hope everything works out for you man
Could just be a bad engine I got. Probably not though, doesn't steam check file integrity? Or is that only with source based games? (...or am I thinkin WoW?)
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Since when in the hell did you need to mod the hell out of a graphics card just to play games at stock performance level?

There was basically two suggestions, which the second was ignored. It could be a RAM problem as well (same thing happened to me in BF2 but no other game, it turned out to be the RAM).

Note there were many suggestions for the overheating part, one of them was an aftermarket heatsink.

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Worse suggestions ever. This is a software problem or a defective hardware problem. People can have this problem at -70C too you know!
Thanks for narrowing it down!
 
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Sorry, software referring to graphics driver or hardware referring to the card DOA....
    
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