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How much of a capacitor whine is normal for a 6990? I'm running the card completely stock and I'm getting a fairly audible whine from the card when both GPU's are under load.
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I thought it was just me but my two 6950's do the same thing under load... It actually gets pretty loud I can hear it over the fans.
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Originally Posted by fg2chase View Post
I thought it was just me but my two 6950's do the same thing under load... It actually gets pretty loud I can hear it over the fans.
My 470's did it too, but that was when they were at 1.087v and 850 core...
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My 470's did it too, but that was when they were at 1.087v and 850 core...
I have mine maxed out at whatever the CCC allowed me to do...
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mine has never done this.
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Is it something to be worried about?
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Is it something to be worried about?
Yes. Aliens.

Jkjk or am I?

Anyway I think for operational reasons.. No, but your personal sanity? IDK. Electronics that whine drive me crazy. My old PDA did it (tungsten T5)- well the screen anyway, but it got to the point that i didnt want to use it because of the whine.
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Well, I run a window ported ac unit in my room so being quiet isn't really in the cards. I just don't want to be using a 6990 with both feet standing in the casket already.
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Thought you got it folding was about to ask you how.
It is normal, though I know some folders with nvidia cards sent them for RMA due to it being too loud.
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my 6850 does this but only when i play stalker call of pripyat and metro 2033 but it stops after 15 mins. i used to have a 9500gt that did the same thing but only when playing stalker clear sky and playing singularity
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