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Ok, I'll make this long story short. I bbought a comp 2 weeks back and the card was defective (crazy fan noise, artifacts) so I returned it (the system is custom built). Anyways, the builder did diagnostics and replaced the card, then tested everything again and sait was fine. Now I have a new problem. Whenever I scroll up or down on my mouse, roll over animated buttons (like in Steam, the menu's) I hear a buzzing noise from my card. Would it be because the PSU is not giving it enough power? Or is it my card myself? The noise comes between where the PSU and card is. Can this damage something in the long run? My card is the xfx 6970 2gb, and my PSU is the corsair HX 750w.
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The capacity of the HX750 is way more than enough to power a system with a single 6970 in it, so it's probably something strange going on with the card itself. But what that could be, I don't know.

Proof: http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...verview.aspx#3
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Ok, well what the heck, the guy said it was all fine and dandy, this is driving me nuts!
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post #4 of 10
thats not the PSU, that PSU can run way more than just one 6970.

i would take it back and make sure the card is replaced. he may have done something to fix it for a short time but didnt actually replace the card.
    
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post #5 of 10
That is sure as hell not that PSU because a good 700W can get away with one 6970. Something going on internally in the GPU itself is going crazy. I would recommend turning it back in and telling the dude that it is messed up man.
    
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Ok. Like, I don't have any artifacts or anything, all my games run great, just a little annoying buzz sound, grr guess I need to take it back, I'll take just the card back, how hard is it to install a gfx card? I've never done it before....
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Ok. Like, I don't have any artifacts or anything, all my games run great, just a little annoying buzz sound, grr guess I need to take it back, I'll take just the card back, how hard is it to install a gfx card? I've never done it before....
It's a very simple process, actually. All you have to do is physically insert it into the slot, making sure that it's getting inserted perfectly. I mean, I bet the guy who's working on your computer thinks that working on computers is the easiest job in the world (and it can be because everything is very simplified).

If you try it, then don't worry about it too much. It's all a matter of fitting it in. It might require a little bit of muscle, but not much. And if you have any software-related problems after installing, then it's usually just a sign of a card that's in most of the way, but not all the way. So in such a situation, you'd just shut down, pull the card out and put it back in.

So it's definitely a very simple process that can probably even be done by some kind of a monkey. But of course, a monkey might not know how to handle the software side of the installation.
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Ok. Like, I don't have any artifacts or anything, all my games run great, just a little annoying buzz sound, grr guess I need to take it back, I'll take just the card back, how hard is it to install a gfx card? I've never done it before....
Oh don't worry man. It is fairly simple. All you have to do is align the PCB board above the card so that when you push it down onto the PCI-E slot, it fits perfectly, give it another push till you hear it settle (you will know when you hear it) and then secure the card with the screw. Also don't worry about accidentally busting the PCI-E slot or the PCB Board as both are quite durable.
    
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It's a very simple process, actually. All you have to do is physically insert it into the slot, making sure that it's getting inserted perfectly. I mean, I bet the guy who's working on your computer thinks that working on computers is the easiest job in the world (and it can be because everything is very simplified).

If you try it, then don't worry about it too much. It's all a matter of fitting it in. It might require a little bit of muscle, but not much. And if you have any software-related problems after installing, then it's usually just a sign of a card that's in most of the way, but not all the way. So in such a situation, you'd just shut down, pull the card out and put it back in.

So it's definitely a very simple process that can probably even be done by some kind of a monkey. But of course, a monkey might not know how to handle the software side of the installation.

You were asking for this XD
    
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lol I should have known.
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