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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.
Is it a buzzing, or a squeal/whine?
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http://www.overclock.net/ati/886951-...ing-noise.html
http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/63...huts-down.html
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9816...ise-under.html
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Yeah, well he said that he's getting a buzzing noise.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Yeah, well he said that he's getting a buzzing noise.
Yeah... Practically similar to what other refers as Squealing or Whining.
I just didn't know the best word to describe it.

Anyway, reading other threads provided by FDS seems showing that it is still normal for high-end cards. Did other HD 6990 user having this issues as well?
    
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Originally Posted by Bima Sylirian View Post
Yeah... Practically similar to what other refers as Squealing or Whining.
I just didn't know the best word to describe it.

Anyway, reading other threads provided by FDS seems showing that it is still normal for high-end cards. Did other HD 6990 user having this issues as well?
I noticed it on my 6990 and my 6870s. My brother-in-law said he gets it on his GTX470s too.
     
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SOLUTION if you have a 6990, I am fairly sure you could co-opt this method for a 6870 also. I did suspect my PSU but my card produced the same results in another two computers. Basically it is the inductors vibrating.

Now firstly a great thumbs up to fluxlite for this article found HERE that helped me get the following solution below.

Excellent Article Mr Fluxlite!

HERE IS MY SOLUTION to the AMD 6990 Buzzing problem.

I generated a solution from the info you provided as well as other related articles I have found around loads of forums.

I have had an identical "buzzing" problem with my Sapphire branded AMD 6990, when-ever certain GPU intensive games/apps are run my card generates a very distinct low frequency buzzing as demonstrated on another article I found, see here .

As recommended by many users of different graphics cards a dowsing of the marked inductors in your post with clear nail polish rectified my issue immediately. See below for exact area and instructions.
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I as mentioned below, injected the polish through the fan without removing anything and thus not voiding any warranties, beneath the marked area in the picture above is the same area with the housing of the 6990 removed marked in the picture below that you will be injecting the polish onto.
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DO AT OWN RISK!!!

Now my card was still within its warranty period but I was to impatient to RMA the bad boy so this is what I did. Also personally I "injected" the polish through the fan blades in-between the two inductors with a hypodermic needle and syringe for better accuracy but as the solvent in the polish evaporates anyway so it would not really matter if you misdirected a few drops but the precision helps.

ALSO LET THE POLISH DRY FOR AT LEAST TWO TO THREE HOURS OR YOU MAY FRY THE CARD, SOLVENT = CONDUCTIVE, SO GIVE IT TIME TO DRY EFFECTIVELY!!!

Now admittedly I made the above mistake. I applied the polish and did not let it dry properly and my PC booted with a Graphics Card Failure POST beep sequence (LONG BEEP followed by THREE SHORT BEEPS) but I left it to dry and after two hours it was perfectly fine but be warned I was lucky and also too impatient and wanted to see results of my efforts:D.

METHOD

You will need:

Nail Polish (clear)
Buzzing AMD 6990
Syringe with optional needle.

Step 1

Fill the Needle and Syringe with the clear Nail Polish

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Step 2 Insert Needle/Syringe head between fan blades and center motor housing between the inductors.

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And inject liberal amounts of nail polish immediatly next to and in between the two inductors ( I used the roughly 2/3 of a small bottle of the stuff) and then let the card dry somewhere for at least a few hours (next to a fan worked very well for me), you can tell when it is dry as the smell of the solvent will have disappeared.

Personally the buzz was still present with my card but reduced in volume by about 90% and I will probably inject a bit more nail polish later on.

Anyway hope this helps, message or comment on this if you need help or have suggestions
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