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 05/20/2013 03:29 AM
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nox11
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Hey, I just bought 2x Sapphire HD7990 and both cards have really annoying buzz sound while in 3D (game or app). What is that? VRM? One card maybe, I could get it as a random issue, but both cards? (

Here is video (set highest volume): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SikTyckYAbU&list=HL1368800442&feature=mh_lolz

Any suggestions? Thx

 05/20/2013 05:35 AM
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I can only hear the sound of the coolers. If you don't like them, try replacing them to a different brand with a custom cooler. Most manufacturers (Asus, MSI, Sapphire etc.) have nince and silent cooling solutions for certain cards.



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 05/20/2013 08:32 AM
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Maybe try again without getting so close. It's a bit hard to tell if you are getting the dread cap/coil whine with the fan noise so dominant, and having cap/coil whine on both cards would be unusual, but not impossible, especially if from the same batch. It would also be best to test them one at a time to verify the sound is coming from both.

 05/20/2013 04:17 PM
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I to am getting a buzzing or coil whine noise on my Club Radeon HD 7990 but only when in games such as Crysis 3. Wondering if it has something to do with my PSU. I have a Corsair TX 850M and can see that AMD reccommend using CSP-X1000CB 1000 watt.
 05/21/2013 03:59 AM
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I have Enermax Platimax 1500W. I will try upload better video with that noise. 

 05/21/2013 06:22 AM
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@ TST -I suppose Crysis 3 is pushing your card more than other games, which may be the only explination for it being the only time you hear the whine.

The psu would not cause capicitor or coil whine on the graphics card, but psu's can have the same porblem.

Far as I know there is nothing that you can do about it that won't void your warranty. An RMA is the best option if it's bad.

With amplifiers and full size capacitors, having a 'bed' of silicone or similar between the base of the cap and pcb used to be a way of preventing the whine, which comes from high frequency vibrations eminating from the component. A drop of varnish or similar on open coils/chokes can sometimes help as well.

 

 05/21/2013 08:56 AM
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Just learn to ignore it is the best option. When I got my 7970 it annoyed the crap out of me as it would happen any time the mouse was moved, even when surfing the net. Best way I found to solve it was to just crank up your case fans. It makes a bit more noise but it's a constant sound at a lower frequency which is less irritating than the high pitched squealing.

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 05/21/2013 03:12 PM
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I reinstalled ATI driver 13.4 instead of 13.5 beta.Then found that all my intel chipset drivers are from 2006. So I found the latest intel chipset drivers and updated everyone one of them manually. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=22586This has seemed to helped.My graphics look better and the coil whine I can barely here now.I don't understand why microsoft still has the old intel drivers instead of the new ones.But hey, that's microsoft I guess.
 05/21/2013 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by: Dinwiddie @ TST -I suppose Crysis 3 is pushing your card more than other games, which may be the only explination for it being the only time you hear the whine.

 

The psu would not cause capicitor or coil whine on the graphics card, but psu's can have the same porblem.

 

Far as I know there is nothing that you can do about it that won't void your warranty. An RMA is the best option if it's bad.

 

With amplifiers and full size capacitors, having a 'bed' of silicone or similar between the base of the cap and pcb used to be a way of preventing the whine, which comes from high frequency vibrations eminating from the component. A drop of varnish or similar on open coils/chokes can sometimes help as well.

 

 

RMA I won't do, because in Czech Republic is just few cards and it will very likely end as money back :/

 05/21/2013 03:14 PM
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So true Black_Zion. This all ways happens when you get something new. You just have to adjust to it and it takes time....
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