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no it doesn't. maybe its coil whine from your GPUs? idk. I have SLI 570GTX and i don't hear anything, maybe the fans are too loud idk. When the system is silent and under load i hear nothing.
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
no it doesn't. maybe its coil whine from your GPUs? idk. I have SLI 570GTX and i don't hear anything, maybe the fans are too loud idk. When the system is silent and under load i hear nothing.
Nope the coil whine from my GPU is very distinct compared to the sounds from the PSU.
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Nope the coil whine from my GPU is very distinct compared to the sounds from the PSU.
Did you remove those capacitors from the ends of the wire?
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Did you remove those capacitors from the ends of the wire?
Nope I haven't touched anything. I was only thinking about sleeving the PSU I never did or had the tools to do so. The PSU is exactly how it came from the manufacturer. I just noticed it while it was under load and I can tell the difference between my GPU coil whine and this PSU noise.
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Nope I haven't touched anything. I was only thinking about sleeving the PSU I never did or had the tools to do so. The PSU is exactly how it came from the manufacturer. I just noticed it while it was under load and I can tell the difference between my GPU coil whine and this PSU noise.
Well it's not hard.

Usually one is a higher frequency than the other (very rarely is the resonance similar.)

I would talk to Sparkle about an RMA if you are that concerned with it. It's PSU coil whine which happens, it's not going to damage anything (Besides maybe your Sanity) though it's not exactly "uncommon" either (as it can effect any unit, good or bad.)
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post #16 of 19
I'd just hate to have another PSU issue lol.

Another question - Is there a limit to how many volts I can send through the PCI-E cables? Like when over volting a GPU? My cards have their limits raised to 1.2 volts with a BIOS mod and the noise is louder at higher volts. I assume it's just working harder, but is there a limit to how much it can actually take?
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I'd just hate to have another PSU issue lol.

Another question - Is there a limit to how many volts I can send through the PCI-E cables? Like when over volting a GPU? My cards have their limits raised to 1.2 volts with a BIOS mod and the noise is louder at higher volts. I assume it's just working harder, but is there a limit to how much it can actually take?
The cable is always carrying the same voltage, 12V (excluding the inevitable fluctuations in voltage). What varies is amperage. Because of your overclock, some more amperage will be going through the wire, but it's nothing it can't handle.
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I'd just hate to have another PSU issue lol.

Another question - Is there a limit to how many volts I can send through the PCI-E cables? Like when over volting a GPU? My cards have their limits raised to 1.2 volts with a BIOS mod and the noise is louder at higher volts. I assume it's just working harder, but is there a limit to how much it can actually take?
As Shub said.

And to note; GPU's will always down-convert voltage to the needed value.
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post #19 of 19
yeah that a really great PSU i bought it since three weak and no problem with it
and that a cheap PSU with a 100$gift card always welcome .
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