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Hi OCN,

So, I finally tested out my HIS 6950 2gb (this one:

) on a simple game The Sims Medieval. However, during the intro, I would hear a loud SQUEALING coming from the graphics card. Is that normal? Should I try to return back to amazon? I wouldn't say its a small buzz but a high pitch squeal sound that alters as I browse through the menu of The Sims.

Has anyone experience this?

Thanks!
Edited by lunarpoc - 4/18/11 at 5:25am
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post #2 of 38
Coil whine when doing high framerates. Causes a coil to vibrate and squeal at really high frequencies. My 6850 does it, as did my old 4670 and 8600GT. They are still all fine, and i have never seen anyone else have an issue. If you enable v-sync it stops it as the framerate drops to match your refresh rate. Or if you can find the vibrating part you can put some non conductive glue on the area to dampen in.
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As long as you don't mind the noise, I wouldn't return the card.

It is nothing dangerous for the card, it is very common in components like graphic cards and power supplies
    
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It's a Squeeling capacitor. You can hear this when the card is under load, eg - Playing a game. It's very normal, common and most of all "safe". Enabling vsync in a game can reduce the noise as it limits the card to only generate 60fps as long as your monitor refresh rate is 60Hz. It certainly works for me with all my builds in the past.
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Wrong thread Can delete this post!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post
HD5850 > HD6850

I would consider at least an HD6870 if he wanted to upgrade, but coming from an HD4890, he should be getting at least an HD6950 2GB to see a nice improvement.
What the hell are you on about?
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I have never heard any coil whine on either of my HIS 6950s. Is this something that happens to only a few cards?
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Quote:
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I have never heard any coil whine on either of my HIS 6950s. Is this something that happens to only a few cards?
It actually happens to many GPU's and PSU's. Nothing to worry about, but if it annoys you, you have the right to RMA ur GPU to get one without that noise.

Both of my HD6970's have no coil whine
    
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My 6990 does the same thing. Maybe when arctic cooling comes up with their VGA cooler solution for it I'll silence the coils as well. Any suggestions as to what to use?
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