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Coil whine on hd6970?, is it a problem?
twents
post Apr 18 2011, 11:57 PM
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Just got a HIS 6970 with a complete new system.
It starts to emitt a very high pitch whine in graphic intensive encounters
thers no performance decrease or smell just the whine.

Did a quick google search and found that alot of people are reporting
it.
Some cards have it some dont they say.

I guess its not a problem?


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supam
post Apr 19 2011, 12:19 AM
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I was about to post that mine do it too, but I just checked with the side panel off in 3dMark11 and Furmark and there doesn't seem to be any whine anymore.

Mine was never loud enough though that i could hear it with the case closed and it was mainly there when the cards were heavily overclocked.
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Spider-Man
post Apr 19 2011, 09:32 AM
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yeah, my 4870X2 does it as well. its a bit annoying, but Ive never had a problem with the card (except heating issues).

If i were you Id just live with it. Play your gams with headphones on and i doubt you'd hear it.


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nesquick
post Apr 20 2011, 11:58 AM
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Thats capacitor squeal, you will get used to it, its an ATI thing.

Some Intel CPU's do it to with C1E and EIST on when in idle.

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twents
post Apr 20 2011, 02:20 PM
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QUOTE (nesquick @ Apr 20 2011, 11:58 AM) *
Thats capacitor squeal, you will get used to it, its an ATI thing.

Some Intel CPU's do it to with C1E and EIST on when in idle.

Cheers prob wont hear it with the side on my case anyway


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Dasa
post Apr 20 2011, 06:55 PM
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had it with my 8800gt and 4870x2 not real noticeable most the time at stock clocks but got much louder with overclocking
enabling vsync often helped make it quieter


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nesquick
post Apr 20 2011, 09:30 PM
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you reminded me of my 8800gt dasa, it was probably the worst for squeal out of any card I have used.


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Dasa
post Apr 21 2011, 08:08 AM
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QUOTE (nesquick @ Apr 20 2011, 10:30 PM) *
you reminded me of my 8800gt dasa, it was probably the worst for squeal out of any card I have used.

yer mine was fairly good at stock clocks 650mhz in most games but dam did she squeel when benching at 890mhz with a heap of extra juice :)
truble was it was also rather loud in some games at the 24\7 oc whatever that was... somewhere around 850mhz i think


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mark84
post Apr 21 2011, 02:31 PM
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Yeah I get something like that too, though its not really a squeal just a faint noise you hear it make when under load. Though I have to have watercooling to hear it as the stock fan would drown it out. (5970 I'm talking about)

I always thought it was the VRMs switching faster to give the higher Amps/volts, thus producing an audible "hiss" or whatever.


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viremia
post Apr 22 2011, 02:14 PM
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I used to get it with my 8800GT too.

And my HD5870. I only really get it on S.T.A.L.K.E.R's main menu.
I don't recall it happening any other time.


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twents
post Apr 26 2011, 08:22 PM
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yeah i dont hear it now, or more that i dont take any notice with the missus screaming and rockets exploding in bad company etc.
still waiting on my 2nd one for crossfire though.


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mark84
post Apr 27 2011, 11:39 AM
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After putting water cooling on my card over the weekend I can report mine does not give off the hiss that the HD5970 did under load. But then again they used different (beefier?) voltage regulators I think on this thing.


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MotoXXX
post Apr 27 2011, 05:02 PM
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I have it on my old GTX280 - it's pretty annoying!
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Blue Fire
post Apr 27 2011, 09:53 PM
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And here I was thinking my ears were becoming sensitive.

I have it on my 5850, not that annoying though. I just pulled the damn thing apart a couple of days ago, gave it a clean and whacked some Arctic Silver 5 on the chip. I can still hear it but not as much, temps are down which is good but I'm still going to keep an eye on it.

Had to clean my K62 as well. *sigh*

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