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Originally Posted by PhilWrir;12988223 
It has quite a bit to do with power consumption weather its Caps in the PSU or on the GPU.
Do you know what Capacitors actually do?

Do a little research into what causes cap whine it's not caused by excessive power consumption.
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Im betting its your PSU. Even if its not the noise is the caps on your card crying in agony at not having a power supply thats good for them.

You came to this conclusion how? Seriously do a little research before giving uninformed advice.
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I'm getting the squeal too with my 6970, definitely my PSU though.
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A squeal is different from buzzing.
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A squeal is different from buzzing.

OK confused.gif What does the squeal mean?
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post #15 of 26
Well, I'm not an electrical engineer, but I did study low level electronics, and I don't think it's the cap itself that whines - rather the inductors/coils. But these whine due to the smoothing capacitors insufficiently removing ripple from the circuit.

Pretty sure I didn't pull that out my ass, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

Doesn't really help OP, though. biggrin.gif
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I don't know what the squeal means, however I do remember some advertisement for my card saying that I won't hear any whining/squealing because it doesn't have any coils.

So, I don't know what a buzzing can mean. However, I would assume that it's due to a lack of power. I've heard certain things in this house make buzzing noises when we have a brownout.
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post #17 of 26
I get the same noise with my 6990. It's actually more noticeable as the gpu(s) get hotter and the fun runs higher.
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Originally Posted by 7ranslucen7;12988448 
I get the same noise with my 6990. It's actually more noticeable as the gpu(s) get hotter and the fun runs higher.

You run HD 6990 with Corsair AX850 which is much better PSU than my Acbel Polytech M8. And yet, the annoying noise still exist.
It seems that it has nothing to do with PSU.
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Originally Posted by Bima Sylirian;12991789 
You run HD 6990 with Corsair AX850 which is much better PSU than my Acbel Polytech M8. And yet, the annoying noise still exist.
It seems that it has nothing to do with PSU.
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There's nothing on the card that would make noise! It uses digital vrms, there's no coils to whine. The caps on the card are brand new and the chances of them leaking weeks old... not likely.
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I get the same squeal noise from my 6870 sometimes when under 3D load. I was getting it on crysis and load screens especially bad. I enabled vsync and the noise went away.

I've asked before and was told it's a normal occurrence when there is any 3D load on the card. I think some people just hear it more than others.
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