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i got a gigabyte 5850 the other day. ever since i put it in, its been whistling. its mostly during stress testing. i have it clocked at 915/1200 and it seems stable. i played clear sky for over 40 min and no crashes.

BTW i flashed it to a 5870for the extra voltage. 1.08 to 1.163.

so whats the whistling? will it stop soon? and is it hindering overclocking or performance?
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It's capacitor whine under stress, my card does it when folding....It doesn't hinder performance or overclocking but as far as I know you can RMA the card if it bothers you too much. The truth is that a lot of cards from both ATI and NVidia do it so even if you get a new card it could still do it
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i think its screaling caps.
it always happens and capacitors on gpus do that.
    
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what causes cap whine. mine do it to sometimes in games.
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what causes cap whine. mine do it to sometimes in games.
Caps start to vibrate during heavy load and when the frequency is within audiable range you can hear it as whining
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what causes cap whine. mine do it to sometimes in games.
Vibration I think, there's fixes for it, but they void your warranty.
    
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It's capacitor whine under stress, my card does it when folding....It doesn't hinder performance or overclocking but as far as I know you can RMA the card if it bothers you too much. The truth is that a lot of cards from both ATI and NVidia do it so even if you get a new card it could still do it
My 5770 whines when I fold =( It's kinda of annoying but like Grobinov posted, you can just RMA and hopefully your new card won't whine so much .
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it'll never stop up your fan speed to drown out the noise and case fans. and not it won't affect your OC but can totally burn out your card.

how your furmark so far? time and avg FPS
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