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hello guys, to make my story short, ive a gtx 680 asus dcu2top that the last months whines a lot and it renders my soundcards headset useless (whining goes on mic input and my friends hear a bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz from my mic

my current system after changing mobo/cpu

mb ashrock z77 extreme 4
cpu intel i7 3770k stock
gpu asus gtx 680 dcu2top @1254 from factory
soundcard asus dx
ram corsair vengeance 16gb 1600mhz
psu coolermaster silent pro 700w

i tried drivers and everything except overclocking or underclocking the card

what do you think can it be fixed? or should i rma it?
because ive hear that its very common issue with high end cards
 

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The fact that the whine permeates the rest of the electronics on your system would lead me to beleive that you may have a problem with your PSU. I've had cards whith coil whine in the past and the whine was limited to the card itself.
Check all of your connections inside your PC. Make sure you dont have any loose cable, cables hanging and touching othet parts...and so on. Do you have another PSU that you can test it out on? Another system that maybe you can put the GPU in and test?
 

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hmmm ive reassembled the pc and wires 2-3 times, ive rechecked the connections etc, so you vouch for the psu?
 

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How old is the PSU?

If its 4-5 years old I'd be willing to bet its your PSU.

Have you tryed plugging the card into a different PCI-E slot? If not, try that and see if you still have the whine. If not, it may be an issue with your mobo.

Also, try another graphics card in the same PC and see if it gets the whine. Or, try putting your card into another PC and see if it still gets the whine.

Sorry, but there is no definite answer to your question until you do some more troublshooting. If the card works fine in another computer, you will know the problem is not the card. If the card works fine in another PCI-E slot (same mobo), its more than likely your mobo thats causing the problem. If all of that fails and the problem persists...you will have to test your PC with another power supply.

Whenever I build a new system...I keep all of my old parts. This way, if I have an issue, I can trouble shoot with my old (known to work) parts in order to isolate the issue.

Do what you can and report back.
 

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well my psu is like 1 year on 14 months old

about the pci its not the mobo, it was doing it with the old one a gigabyte cheap one, and on this too, tried all pcie too

ill test the card on another system and report back, at the moment i used a 3.5mm jack extension and connected mic on onboard soundcard, works like a charm but id like to use front panel for them both
 

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at the moment i used a 3.5mm jack extension and connected mic on onboard soundcard, works like a charm but id like to use front panel for them both
Have you tryed eliminating the 3.5mm jack extension from the equasion? Its possible that you may have a bad 3.5mm rear jack thats causing the hum. That, or a bad cable. Might even be a short in your headset itself.
 

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i use the extension as a temporary solution because front panel soundcard mic input has the noise from gpu whining, if i remove gpu all works fine, its not the fp noise, it have noise on soundcard inputs as well its just a slight bit less

i have sennheiser pc 360 new headset
 

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whine occurs under gpu load, a game or a benchmark like msi kombustor
Try a slight overclock and see if the whine goes away, if its coil whine then its should disappear with slight clock change.
If it does then id contact the retailer and request RMA.
 

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if its only occurring on load.. and the noise is coming in through the headset.. I would think its ground energy that is causing the noise..

You could try grounding your chasis of your case somehow, to something else.. or I have seen EMI shielding used to "insulate" your sound card, by making a 'faraday' cage essentially...
 

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My bad
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Missed the bit where you said the noise was being heard down mic in, i must have done my usual trick of missing most of the (essential) 1st post .

I had been thinking this sound was actaully sound you could hear yourself when next to the rig itself, im sorry please disregard my previous comments as they are incorrect
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One day im sure i will read a whole post before actually replying.
 
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