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post #11 of 22
My guess is one of the fans are faulty. Like a bad bearing or something. I have these cards and where they are loud, there is no WHINING or anything. Just a loud fan noise.
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post #12 of 22
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Has made the same noise with my OCZ 700watt, and now this Corsair 650watt.
I had cfx unlocked 6950s. I put in a 3rd and that hammered my hx1000 and I started to get all kinds of coil whine in 1 game, F1 2010. That's the main game I play to dammit.

Took me a while to figure it out, I almost went thru rma with the cards.

Anyways, do you have a killawatt? You can see if you are overloading the psu if you know the power draw. I would want to know if the coil whine is from the right part before I did a rma.
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How long ago did you buy it? Maybe RMA it back if it's within the 30 day period (assuming you went with newegg) maybe shoot sapphire an email about the noise, see if they send you out a new card.
I don't know about you but that doesn't sound right and I'd rather get it sent off before something bad happens.
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If it happens when it's under load, then very likely it's just capacitor squeal. My GTX 260 does the same thing, as do a fair few other cards. I haven't necessarily heard it's an issue with the 6950, but that sounds like what you have.

If this is the case, then you don't need to worry, although it can be annoying. But it's not a sign of damage or anything
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If it happens when it's under load, then very likely it's just capacitor squeal. My GTX 260 does the same thing, as do a fair few other cards. I haven't necessarily heard it's an issue with the 6950, but that sounds like what you have.

If this is the case, then you don't need to worry, although it can be annoying. But it's not a sign of damage or anything
See that is what I thought it was, but no one else having that problem is weird. I remembered my old 7800gtx making this sound when under load.
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I get the same noise and this is my second 6950, i dont think its something to worry about
post #17 of 22
It's coil whine.

A buzzing/whining sound.

It happens to my 5870 during Crysis Warhead even at the menu.

In my 1st 5870 it did that in all 3D apps.

You could RMA it if it bothers you.
post #18 of 22
my Asus 6950 also has capacitor squeal, but I didn't notice it until the card was on water. I think the fan noise was covering it up.
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If it happens when it's under load, then very likely it's just capacitor squeal. My GTX 260 does the same thing, as do a fair few other cards. I haven't necessarily heard it's an issue with the 6950, but that sounds like what you have.

If this is the case, then you don't need to worry, although it can be annoying. But it's not a sign of damage or anything
Yeah, but as far as I know capacitors aren't supposed to "squeal". When any of my cards squeal I RMA right away. Cba with a card making unatural sounds.
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Yeah, but as far as I know capacitors aren't supposed to "squeal". When any of my cards squeal I RMA right away. Cba with a card making unatural sounds.
Everything that I've read does not indicate that capacitor noise is bad in any way.
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