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post #11 of 38
Coil whine has nothing to do with the GPU cooler

Even if you end up water cooling it or grabbing an Accelero it will still have coil whine.
    
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post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by kcuestag View Post
Coil whine has nothing to do with the GPU cooler

Even if you end up water cooling it or grabbing an Accelero it will still have coil whine.

No, as in, when I take off the stock heatsink, I'll silence the coils as well.
post #13 of 38
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Originally Posted by Awaz View Post
I have never heard any coil whine on either of my HIS 6950s. Is this something that happens to only a few cards?
Few?? I would say Most cards and i strongly stand by that.
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post #14 of 38
There are some homemade ways to fix it, but you'll surely remove ur warranty and I wouldn't bother to do it.

If you want to fix it without losing warranty RMA the card.
    
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post #15 of 38
The usual answer is to paint the bases of the coils and capacitors with clear nail polish. I've done this to several cards before (BFG, PNY, MSI) and never had an RMA rejected. Try and paint the ones you can see without moving the shroud, if you can't, you RISK your warranty, but it's not garunteed voided. Contact HIS and ask them if it would void your warranty, their answer will likely be "not if you don't damage the card putting it back together. If we can't tell you took it apart you're fine" as that's the answer I've gotten before.

I actually had a friend with an Alienware that was doing this (inb4 alienware sucks) so I gutted it, painted it with clear nail polish and he was ecstatic that he had a whine-free laptop. This problem can occur anywhere you have electronics in a fast switching environment.
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post #16 of 38
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No, as in, when I take off the stock heatsink, I'll silence the coils as well.
How do you figure?

Changing the cooler won't modify the coils in any way. They will still whine...
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post #17 of 38
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How do you figure?

Changing the cooler won't modify the coils in any way. They will still whine...

Okay, breaking it down.

I buy the new cooler
I take off the stock heatsink
I paint the coils
I attach new heatsink
post #18 of 38
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Okay, breaking it down.

I buy the new cooler
I take off the stock heatsink
I paint the coils
I attach new heatsink
Okay, that makes more sense.

You never said that though. Sounded like you were simply going to change the cooler and voila the coils are quiet.
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post #19 of 38
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So, if I RMA it, theres a chance that I could get one without the whine? Are there actually some HIS 6950 that dont whine? It gets really annoying becaue I wanted a quiet PC
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So, if I RMA it, theres a chance that I could get one without the whine? Are there actually some HIS 6950 that dont whine? It gets really annoying becaue I wanted a quiet PC
Sure there are cards without coil whine, but if you RMA it, you have the chance of getting a new card with coil whine too
    
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