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Hi all,

I've recently been playing more games and I've noticed that my GTX 580 has a bit of a whine whenever it gets stressed. It doesn't happen in all games, in some games it happens as soon as the game boots and continues to sound even in the main menu or options menu, so no hard core graphics or anything like that. As soon as I turn on Kombuster I can hear it. My gpu is watercooled so it isn't a fan whine or anything like that. Plus I'm pretty sure it isn't stressing my PSU (Antec Truepower New 750W). As soon as I close the game or Kombustor the whine goes off immediately.

Ideas? What can I do?
    
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post #2 of 13
It sounds like the famous coil whine. Happens to a lot of Nvidia GPUs. There's not much you can do without voiding the warranty.

It's perfectly normal, no worries.
Edited by Concorde105 - 2/23/11 at 5:53pm
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It's coil/ capacitor whine. It's normal. My GTX 570 did the same thing. It's normal as far as I can tell.
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Damn. Well appreciate the help. Absolutely nothing to do? That sucks..
    
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Damn. Well appreciate the help. Absolutely nothing to do? That sucks..
Indeed it does. I'm a folder, and the whine is terrible on my 460.

You could try wearing headphones while gaming.
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I'd whine too if I paid $500 for a video card that's only 10-20% better than a $330 video card.
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I'd whine too if I paid $500 for a video card that's only 10-20% better than a $330 video card.
huh?
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post #8 of 13
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I'd whine too if I paid $500 for a video card that's only 10-20% better than a $330 video card.
Silly useless poster, useless posts are for kids (trolls)!
post #9 of 13
If you can find a card that doesnt have some Coil whine then I solute you. Ive had a good 30-40 cards & every last one of them had it.

You will get Coil whine in the menus & booting up of some games. It does go away when gaming. The problem is if you look at most games while running fraps in the menus you will notice a really high FPS somewhere between 1000-3000 which makes the card whine
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Neitzluber View Post
I'd whine too if I paid $500 for a video card that's only 10-20% better than a $330 video card.
And what card are we talking about?
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