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What could be causing this problem? It only happens under load and when overclocked above 650 MHz core.

Could it be that the PSU, being that it's a multi rail design, can't get enough power to the card when it's overclocked?
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This used to happen to me but It'll only happen if my my gx2 was underload and my speakers was on at the same time. Try taking off your speakers
    
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how is it making the noise? F2H? only people get it from F@h i know of... and its nothing to worry about.
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Try making sure the fan and tied down real tight. Could just be a little loose. You could always use rivatuner to control the fan speed.
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Could be the capacitors or VRMs under higher load than usual. My 8800GT sometimes makes a high pitched squeal when folding.
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You got a screaming capacitor.
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I got squealing caps on my 8800GTX too, apparently its not that big of a deal.
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post #8 of 31
My old P4 used to make a high pitched squeal. Although it was overclocked to 3.8 from 2.4ghz. It always made that sound when it was under load.

It mightve been the capacitor on my mobo though.
    
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how is it making the noise? F2H? only people get it from F@h i know of... and its nothing to worry about.
Does it in 3dmark, games, and ATI tool

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Originally Posted by startekee View Post
This used to happen to me but It'll only happen if my my gx2 was underload and my speakers was on at the same time. Try taking off your speakers
Speakers dont' make a difference, but overclocked vs. stock speeds do.

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Try making sure the fan and tied down real tight. Could just be a little loose. You could always use rivatuner to control the fan speed.
The fan on the card? It would make the noise all the time if the fan was the problem. I can run the fan at 100% and it won't scream at me...just gets loud.
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Most likely a squealing capacitor if it only happens under heavy load. Usually nothing to worry about.
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