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My 9800GX2 has always squealed, but as of late it's become very loud, it's noticable and extremley irritating.

I'm planning to replace the thermal paste later on it anyhow, and I hear that the Capacitors are noramlly to blame and you can stop it by using Nail Polish on the caps, or silicone. It only seems to be the first GPU, but I may as well do both.

Just wanted clarification really, as to if this works and how/where to do it/what to use?
    
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Its Coil squeeling, its normal on graphics cards and there is nothing you can do about it sadly
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I know its normal as they get older and wear, but I thought it was the Caps, which is fixable (I'm told)

Seemingly not
    
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my 240 is like that, only squeals when folding though

edit: i've heard these but I'm not sure of the validity
1. make sure its plugged into the wall outlet and not a power strip
2.force vsync on in the nvidia control panel
3.make sure its seated properly
4.none of that works, then clear nail polish (you can always remove it in case of an rma)
Edited by KillerBeaz - 1/11/11 at 3:53am
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Force vSync for folding? , it's a secondary card, so the nVidia control panel has very little options.

It's seated properly, plugged into a Surge Protected Power Strip which is plugged into the wall, did have it in a wall outlet before I moved my PC, still squealed.

Where would I put the Nail Polish?

Seems such an odd thing to ask, where to put Nail Polish on my GPU
    
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On the GTX 285 I have, it only squeals during Folding. I can get the squealing to pulse on/off by loading some other graphics-intense application. So it only squeals when its actively working on folding...

My computer is plugged into a surge protecting power strip as well. This afternoon I'll try switching it to the wall .
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yeah the vsync didn't make sense to me either, especially for folding...

good info here http://theovalich.wordpress.com/2008...280-squealing/

edit: are you folding on that 285 you just won nate? if so, awesome!!!
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