Topic Title: Noise with my R9 290 Tri-X and Watch Dogs
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 05/24/2014 03:21 PM
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DKProject
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Hello,

I have a R9 290 Tri-X video card and when I start the game Watch Dogs with Ultra settings, I have strange noises on my card.

See video at 2:00 / 2:30 :
http://youtu.be/CD_H8h_YUhA

I bought my new configuration there a few weeks ago and I wonder if this is not a manufacturing problem?

Thank you and sorry fory my bad english.

Regards



Edited: 05/24/2014 at 03:37 PM by DKProject
 05/24/2014 09:51 PM
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Possibly just coil whine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP73edpQwgc



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 05/24/2014 10:04 PM
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Sounds to me that it is a fan which is out of balance causing it to vibrate when it hits a certain RPM.

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 05/25/2014 04:31 AM
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I just try to put the fans at 100% with MSI Afterburner and I have no noise.

 05/25/2014 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Sounds to me that it is a fan which is out of balance causing it to vibrate when it hits a certain RPM.

Just cranked up the volume on the video,I tend to agree after listening to it a few more times.



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 05/25/2014 11:08 PM
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Definitely fan-related.  Given the pulsating pattern, it's probably a resonance caused by a lack of balance, as black_zion suggested.

 

 05/25/2014 11:32 PM
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Play around with MSI Afterburner and find out the range it is out of balance at. Once you isolate it change the curve to a stair step and bypass that rev range. It could be dust buildup throwing it out of balance too.

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