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RMA a Card for Cap Squeel?

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I have a 4890 XXX edition, and Have been using it for a year and a half now. and there is one single cap on the card. Its always squeeled like crazy under load. Its a High pitch loud squeel, not just cap whine.

I was told by a friend to RMA the card, because its not a good thing?

Is it possible to get another card again, or something better?
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Have you tried to play with VSYNC on? It is normal that GPU little whines under load or keeps some other noises.
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I have read (on here) that XFX will not exchange it because it technically still works. Just wait until it completely breaks, then RMA it. It's lifetime warranty anyways, so what's the rush?

Do a search on here for XFX RMA. There are tons of threads about their shady RMA department.
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Yeah, try vsync and maybe force tripple buffer via ODOverider. (install rivatuner, go to c/program files/rivatuner - locate odoverider folder. Cut and paste to desktop. Remove riva via add remove program. open odoverider, force vsync and tripple buffer and test in a game. If the squel is still too loud, ask the RMA if they will allow an RMA to take place due to the squel. You could add it on a little, such as, "oh, since it started to squel, my games are not playing smooth"and all that kind of stuff. Play thick with them! Make sure you sound a bit worried and you have no idea why the card is making a high pitch noise and you don't know what part of the card it's coming from.
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just leave the card on Furmark for 24/7 until the cap blows.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
just leave the card on Furmark for 24/7 until the cap blows.


Really?
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Cap squeal is not a sign of defectiveness...
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post
I have a 4890 XXX edition, and Have been using it for a year and a half now. and there is one single cap on the card. Its always squeeled like crazy under load. Its a High pitch loud squeel, not just cap whine.

I was told by a friend to RMA the card, because its not a good thing?

Is it possible to get another card again, or something better?
RMA you will be probably won't get a 4890 in return. I'm sure they are out. Though you might get a 5850 or a 6850 in return.
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sorry to threadjack but i too have this problem but with my gtx 460 hawk(and afaik hawk should not whine or sqeel due to good components correct me if im wrong) so i would like to ask is this also an rma'able issue......
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Cap squeal is normal actually and either they'll refuse your RMA or get you to pay postage back
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