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Windows 7: PSU/GPU Whine and/or Squeal

04 Mar 2009   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Strange that you have the same problem twice, do you think it may be on the mother board maybe, are you able to test the card on another computer to rule out anything else causing the noise?

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04 Mar 2009   #32

Vista Ultimate x64 SP2

I don't have another computer with a PCI-E slot. I would have to go to a friends house or something.

After 3 hours of the whine I am adjusting to it. It changes frequency quite rapidly when I open Crysis Warhead (during the opening titles and menu). It is very stable during gameplay though.

Hmmm... I guess I will just have to get used to it. I could take the cooler off and fiddle around for a bit but voiding my warranty isn't high on the 'Things to do' list.

Thanks anyway. Repped
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08 Mar 2009   #33


apparently its got something to do with the... ''capacitor and transistor coil resination"

some transistors are louder than others, this does not mean the card or PSU is faulty, it just means the components make a little more noise in these units....

again, luck of the draw really....

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09 Mar 2009   #34

Vista Ultimate x64 SP2

If your really ballsy enough you could try the DIY fix.

Here's how UPDATED: Nvidia’s “deadly” flaw and how to fix it - no more squealing! Theo’s Bright Side Of IT

EDIT: A good way to reduce it is to turn V-Sync on in the Nvidia Control Panel. It is still there but much quieter, I can F@H without stabbing someone now.
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24 May 2010   #35

Win7 (7600) Home Prem 64 bit

Since I started running Folding@Home, my GTX275 has started making noises, too.
Not so much a squeal or whine, more of an asthmatic wheezing, on and off, about once per second.
If I pause Folding, the noise stops immediately.
Considering the price of these cards, I'd be reluctant to keep running something which might flog it to a premature death.
Might cut down to 3 or 4 jobs per day, or give it a rest between tasks.

Update: Noise is coming from PSU, not GPU.
Sound is high-frequency - probably just normal switching-mode stuff going on.
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26 May 2010   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

yes they are solid state, and yes it's ok
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