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PSU/GTX 285 Coil Whine Woes

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by Skakruk, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Skakruk

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    A lot of graphic cards do this (yes even some ATI ones), and quite frankly since it's not an actual issue, RMA might not do anything. I heard some PSU do it as well (and in this case it's perhaps NOT normal).
    The only solution I've found with my card is to limit the framerate in the games that allow it (or use v-sync which I don't really like in most games). But AFAIK, there's no actual solution to the problem besides pushing your card to its limits by throwing loads of AA, AF and all that.
    But the sound does piss me off sometimes, a good example is when I launch Age of Conan : watching the cinematics with that sound if frankly not a pleasure. Because the game doesn't run well enough for v-sync and has no framerate limitation possible either :/

    I heard someone who said he solved the issue by changing his motherboard :con: but actually he also changed his psu so how could you be sure... Maybe it's a combination of a specific card + a specific psu (and possibly + a specific mobo) that causes the noise. I'd be interested in knowing more but all I could find on google was some completely contradictory forum talk :(
     
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    I haven't stressed my GTX 280 enough yet to notice this, but I may not notice it over my front fans. I should start to stress it in a week or two and then I'll turn down the fans for a few minutes and listen.
     
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    That would piss me off no end, I feel for you mate. I could maybe understand it with some cheap, crappy gear, but it's not what you'd expect from supposedly quality components.

    I have the HX520 powering an 8800gts, luckily mine is silent.
     

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