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i used to get that sound when i was running 5870 crossfire.
not anymore since i switch to nvidia..
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
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.
I'd love to fold, but I've been dealing with so many system changes and reformats lately it's been getting out of control. I had three 470's but those were drawing far too much power.

Thanks for the responses thus far guys.
post #13 of 17
All high power cards have a chance of doing it - also it's coils that whine, not capacitors, and it doesn't necessarily mean they're operating below spec.

edit: I think the coils are all sealed on cards, but if they're not, a popular solution to fixing coil whine is to slap some hot glue or preferably high voltage putty around the coil to stop it vibrating.
Edited by fluxlite - 4/13/11 at 2:20am
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It's nothing to worry about.

You can pretty much expect whining from GPUs these days.
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i used to get that sound when i was running 5870 crossfire.
not anymore since i switch to nvidia..
Guess this feels good for your fanboism ego?

GPU whine is not brand related. I've had a GTX 260 that whined like mad. You can RMA it and get a replacement, but personally I can't be bothered waiting several weeks for a new card.
Edited by Stefy - 12/20/11 at 6:06pm
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It's nothing to worry about.

You can pretty much expect whining from GPUs these days.

Guess this feels good for your fanboism ego?

GPU whine is not brand related. I've had a GTX 260 that whined like mad and a 560. You can RMA it and get a replacement, but personally I cba waiting several weeks for a new card.
Thanks. +Rep
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My card whines when the FPS is over 1000 or so. It happens in game menus and ATItool. My 4870 was the same way. Nothing to worry about, if you want to silence it you can RMA it as said, or you can put plasticine or something similar ontop of the capacitors to change the resonant frequency and keep it from whining.
    
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