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after upgrading my case i noticed for the first time that the GPU beeps when under load (at the time a 9800GTX) and now i got this GTX 285 which makes horrible loud beeping noises when under load and i cant fold on it because it so annoying
i also cant listen music over my speakers because as soon as i connect them the sound transmits somehow over them

is there something i can do to stop it make that noise?
does this have to do with the wires that are in the backside of the case which create induction or something that makes the GPU sing? i never had real cable management in the old case and no singin GPU either...

anyone else has such a problem?
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post #2 of 16
I assume you mean its squeeling? O.o
Its normal the only thing you can do is mess with the overclock and hope it goes away. I know my 480 with higher clocks it doesn't do it anymore.

Some people go as far as doing an RMA but it can lead to another one doing the same thing.
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I assume you mean its squeeling? O.o
Its normal the only thing you can do is mess with the overclock and hope it goes away. I know my 480 with higher clocks it doesn't do it anymore.

Some people go as far as doing an RMA but it can lead to another one doing the same thing.
its a overclocked edition and it seems its already at its limits... i might RMA it anyway because it errors after some minutes OCCT stress.

can it be RMA'd because of the noise it makes?

EDIT: oh and what clocks makes it go away on yours? shader clock?
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Apparently it can according to a few people on here, just make sure it is really worth the time doing so.

Since you have an OC edition and it errors out in OCCT why not downclock it a bit and see if it stops the squeeling.
I am surprised its folding if its getting errors on OCCT.
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post #5 of 16
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Apparently it can according to a few people on here, just make sure it is really worth the time doing so.

Since you have an OC edition and it errors out in OCCT why not downclock it a bit and see if it stops the squeeling.
I am surprised its folding if its getting errors on OCCT.
i lowered the shader strap by one because it was one over the given specs and it stopped giving errors. seems very strange that it cant even take one strap higher, ive seen a lot higher clock on this forum:/
when i lower the clocks the sound just gets lower but its not getting away.
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post #6 of 16
Capacitor squealing on the GTX 285s is an RMA-able issue. At least that's what I remember reading for my EVGAs. I'm not sure how XFX is but if they pop it into a test system and realize that its actually is really loud then chances are you'll get a new card.
    
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post #7 of 16
Rma and u might get a gtx470!
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ok im in contact with the XFX support, i told him how the situation is and am waiting for a response now.

i really dont want a fermi card, the whole reason why i got the 285 is because its the last nvidia card that doesnt suffer from the bad performance in 3d apps.
if i can RMA the card and will get a fermi card i will sell it and get an other 280/285...
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im testing the same GPU in an other system with a much weaker PSU (530w) and there is absolutely no sound from the GPU....

so its my PSU thats dying that causes the noise from the GPU or how does that work? o_O
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Yeah, sounds like it's your PSU squealing. Do you have any other cards you can test with?
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