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Hey folks,

I got a problem with a buzzing sound in BFBC2 after I installed 6950, tested with other 6950 same thing. I had no problems with my old 8800GT. Wondering if anyone else had this issue. thx.
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The drivers might have changed the sound to try and run though the HDMI. Are you running the sound from the 3.5mm jack in the back or front? you could check and see if any cables got moved at all when you installed the card, that could effect your front headphone jack, if you have one. If you play music with the card installed does it still have that buzzing sound, or is it only when bfbc2 starts up?
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It's probably your power supply putting a power draw hurtin' on it. List your specs in your signature so we can see what your running.
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The drivers might have changed the sound to try and run though the HDMI. Are you running the sound from the 3.5mm jack in the back or front? you could check and see if any cables got moved at all when you installed the card, that could effect your front headphone jack, if you have one. If you play music with the card installed does it still have that buzzing sound, or is it only when bfbc2 starts up?
I can't run sound from HDMI, I am running it through the onboard sound in the back. Basically there is no noise with movies or music. It only appear in game, also tried Medal of Honor, with same result (maybe a bit less noisy, but noticeable)
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probably cap whine, I get it too
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will this be solved by sound card like Asus Xonar
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If the noise comes out of your speakers, then I don't know what to tell you.

If the noise occurs even with the speakers off, then it's probably capacitor squeal, and you can't do anything about it. It doesn't hurt your card or your system. If it really bothers you you'd have to RMA the card.
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Yea it's from speakers, precisely headphones, if i take them off I don't hear that noise.

btw is the right place to post this issue?
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probably cap whine, I get it too
is your issue same as mine, it happens in a game, I can hear it only when the game is quite, ie nothing is blowing up, etc.
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is your issue same as mine, it happens in a game, I can hear it only when the game is quite, ie nothing is blowing up, etc.
no, capacitor squeal comes from the card itself when the gpu is under load. If your issue comes through the speakers, it's different
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