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i rather pay a bit then have them deny my claim all together and waste my time, althon micro just handles the rma, they fix but dont carry stock of cards to be shipped out. So basically they are just subcontracted by sapphire to handle rma's.

But everyone has their own brands and manufacture they put faith in. Other than that i have no complaints they offered me up a trade, but i wanted a reference when i sent in my reference 5850, took like 3 weeks, but atleast i got a brand new card back.
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Well the main issue, is that it still makes a buzzing sound in 3D Apps (games)
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Well the main issue, is that it still makes a buzzing sound in 3D Apps (games)
wait, is yours the fan, or coil whine?


On mine, it is the fan.
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wait, is yours the fan, or coil whine?


On mine, it is the fan.

1-The fan is rumbling (proven: I slow down the fan with my finger, and the rumbling stops) (new problem)

2-And Coil whine (original problem with 1st card)
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1-The fan is rumbling (proven: I slow down the fan with my finger, and the rumbling stops) (new problem)

2-And Coil whine (original problem with 1st card)
1) Fan rumbling is normal with the 5xxx series cards for some reason.
2) Coil whine is typical with EVERY higher end GPU.

The only thing you have to complain about is the bent PCI bracket. Bend it back.
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1-The fan is rumbling (proven: I slow down the fan with my finger, and the rumbling stops) (new problem)

2-And Coil whine (original problem with 1st card)
Coil whine is normal
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I don't get why you're so mad, especially before even giving them a chance to respond... If they don't handle the situation appropriately now, then you have every right to be mad. Slip ups like this do happen and I'm not defending Sapphire/Althon Micro but hopefully they will print you a prepaid UPS label and/or cross ship.
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Coil whine is normal
A lot of video cards suffer from coil whine both ATI and Nvidia
It is most noticeable during cut scenes or menus in games, when frame rates go insanely high
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I'll give them the chance to respond back, but I'll go no less than cross-shipping.
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2-And Coil whine (original problem with 1st card)
Are you sure it's coming from the vid card? It can also be from the PSU. Now if I read the thread right, you still have coil whine right? If so, it probably isn't the card...
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