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What is this? I've googled it and I'm not the only one with this. This is my first time folding. I figured I could fold a bit since I've gone Nvidia.

Anyways, this beeping is kind of annoying(though very quiet).
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is it beeping or more like squeaking?
my 9800gt had annoying sound...got rid of it by lowering shader clock
update: I think sound should come from voltage regulator or what it's called
Edited by Eaglake - 2/10/11 at 3:20am
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is it beeping or more like squeaking?
my 9800gt had annoying sound...got rid of it by lowering shader clock
update: I think sound should come from voltage regulator or what it's called
It's beeping. I don't have this in anything other than folding. But the tone of the beep does change if I change clocks higher or lower. I have to turn the core form 607 stock to 550 for it go away....
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Its a common noise that the GPUs make when they are under 100% load and it comes from the voltage regulator. Its nothing to worry about.
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Its a common noise that the GPUs make when they are under 100% load and it comes from the voltage regulator. Its nothing to worry about.
So why does folding do this but nothing else does?

Edit: Off topic, but do I need anything other than the folding@home client itself for everything to work out?

I can't figure out how to set up HFM.net seeing as the AppData folder doesn't exist unless I go to it via Run. A folder browser doesn't see it...
Edited by Confessed - 2/10/11 at 4:01am
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Thats coil whine, all Nivida seem to suffer from it. Its to do with the chokes they use. Normally the coils are drowned in glue to stop them resonating but sometimes the board partners seem to skimp on this, the result is the whine as the coils are vibrating so far due to the current. Its normally at a higher frequecy than we can hear. As others have said, it seems to happen when the cards are loaded.
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So why does folding do this but nothing else does?

Edit: Off topic, but do I need anything other than the folding@home client itself for everything to work out?

I can't figure out how to set up HFM.net seeing as the AppData folder doesn't exist unless I go to it via Run. A folder browser doesn't see it...
First, folding puts A LOT of stress on your GPU. More so than other applications.

Second, AppData is a hidden folder. Did you check show hidden folders in folder options? And why do you need the AppData folder anyway, I always pointed it to my .exe directory and it worked perfect.
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Thats coil whine, all Nivida seem to suffer from it. Its to do with the chokes they use. Normally the coils are drowned in glue to stop them resonating but sometimes the board partners seem to skimp on this, the result is the whine as the coils are vibrating so far due to the current. Its normally at a higher frequecy than we can hear. As others have said, it seems to happen when the cards are loaded.
ONLY WHEN FOLDING, PEOPLE. LOL.

Seriously...why would folding make these BARELY AUDIBLE beeps but BC2, Heaven Bench, Crysis, and other games wouldn't? I don't get it.

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First, folding puts A LOT of stress on your GPU. More so than other applications.

Second, AppData is a hidden folder. Did you check show hidden folders in folder options? And why do you need the AppData folder anyway, I always pointed it to my .exe directory and it worked perfect.
Well folding takes me up to 70°C while even light games take me to 75°C+.
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Gaming doesnt put the cards under the same stress as folding. On average, a game will only use between 35-60% of the GPU. Folding uses 99-100% of the GPU, this huge load is causing the card to work over time. Some cards squeal more than others. My 260 would squeal with all GPU WU's while my 460's coil whine varies on the WU. The card doesnt work a sound when I'm playing a game.
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Also, folding only uses the shaders, not the core or memory. Have you noticed when your playing games, the GPU usage is constantly going up and down as things change on screen. When running folding at home, the GPU usage will appear as a solid line, 99% all the time.
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