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I had an 8800gts 512 that did this and the fan died on it, heard a lot of them actually had fans die. They wouldnt rma the one I had but it was due to the original owner not registering it -_- I think its worth a try I had to rma a board and they came through on it for me
    
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Maybe that's his fan speeding up?
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Does it sound like a really high pitched whine almost like when your ears pop and you get a ringing? If so that is coil-whine. That is normal so don't worry about it. A LOT of cards have it.

The "coil" is actually the choke on the card. There are several on just one, but are used to "iron out" the current going to parts by removing certain frequency. When these chokes operate, the current going through it can and usually causes resonance with the coil within the choke, making it vibrate rapidly. This creates that whine.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=233094
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
wow wow hold the phone, the 8800GT had VRM issues? since when?
Yeah, my thought too
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The psu can also be making the noise, that needs to be considered also.
Possibly, but it's probably the card, and it's easy to tell, just put your ear to each.
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Cap whine does not equal buzzing. It sounds like the VRM issue mentioned above.

I must be lucky as hell, because out of my last 15 graphics cards I haven't had 1 that cap whined.
Cap whine can be described as a buzzing or whining or annoying loud noise or pretty much anything, I don't know what VRM issue this is that keeps coming up...
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I had an 8800gts 512 that did this and the fan died on it, heard a lot of them actually had fans die. They wouldnt rma the one I had but it was due to the original owner not registering it -_- I think its worth a try I had to rma a board and they came through on it for me
I never had issues with the stock coolers, but I've been underwater for most of these cards' life (I've had 3, XFX, EVGA, Zotac)
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Maybe that's his fan speeding up?
Possible, but probably a different issue. Fan noise is easily ruled out though with Riva or Afterburner...
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Seems somewhat normal based on these replies.
However this only begun recently and I have had this card for 3+years now.

It is rather annoying and it steals a lot of my attention.

I am going to at least send a tech support question and see what the response is.

Thanks for all the replies.
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Seems somewhat normal based on these replies.
However this only begun recently and I have had this card for 3+years now.

It is rather annoying and it steals a lot of my attention.

I am going to at least send a tech support question and see what the response is.

Thanks for all the replies.
I'd suggest a piece of foam and just put it under the card so any sound coming down gets absorbed. Even a little piece of light open-cell foam will surprise you I think.

Edit: Put the foam on the case floor opposite (underneath) the card, so that the sound isn't reflected by the case floor.
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I tried the foam and it did not help too much sadly.

Its quiet but just the right pitch to be really annoying.

I sent a tech support ticket to EVGA some time after midnight and by the time I woke up at 8am the ticket had been responded to and I received a number to start an RMA. Amazingly fast.

Gonna suck to not have main comp for a week... but its a stupid thing that is going to constantly drive me nuts.


I'll keep this updated if anyone cares.
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I tried the foam and it did not help too much sadly.

Its quiet but just the right pitch to be really annoying.

I sent a tech support ticket to EVGA some time after midnight and by the time I woke up at 8am the ticket had been responded to and I received a number to start an RMA. Amazingly fast.

Gonna suck to not have main comp for a week... but its a stupid thing that is going to constantly drive me nuts.


I'll keep this updated if anyone cares.
Please do, I'm interested to see what happens with it as I have an XFX that might get the same treatment... Personally I think the replacement is likely to whine, but who knows, you could get a free upgrade which would make it more worthwhile...
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Slight update they are sending out a new card, same model.

Will report back if it is quiet once I get it.

However, I borrowed my friends old 8800gt and his makes the same type of sound only louder... Perhaps I am just being overly sensitive and should crank my fans up a bit.
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K got the card in now and it is dead silent when rendering a game.

It also overclocks a bit more shader and memory wise.

Overall my EVGA RMA experience is as good as I could have imagined. Pretty sure they have a future customer.
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