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My new GTX 760 from EVGA whines. Should I return and get MSI?

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July 26, 2013 7:28:43 PM

Hey guys,

So today I got my new EVGA GTX 760 (this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) and I plugged it in and everything works fine except that it squeals like mad sometimes. I researched this and realized that it happens on very high framerates (eg 1000+ I guess) which is true, and I turned on fraps and sure enough it squeals when game menus went to really high framerates. I enabled the frame rate cap on EVGA precision to 120. So the noise has mostly gone, but still happens in game (Max Payne 3) albeit a little softer. Now this bugs me and I don't want to have to deal with it.

Instead of RMAing and getting another EVGA, I was thinking of returning it and getting the MSI:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've heard that the MSI does not have this problem.

Now I've also noticed that the MSI has higher clock speeds. What is the difference between the two cards and which one is generally better?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
July 26, 2013 7:31:34 PM

lok3sh said:
Hey guys,

So today I got my new EVGA GTX 760 (this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) and I plugged it in and everything works fine except that it squeals like mad sometimes. I researched this and realized that it happens on very high framerates (eg 1000+ I guess) which is true, and I turned on fraps and sure enough it squeals when game menus went to really high framerates. I enabled the frame rate cap on EVGA precision to 120. So the noise has mostly gone, but still happens in game (Max Payne 3) albeit a little softer. Now this bugs me and I don't want to have to deal with it.

Instead of RMAing and getting another EVGA, I was thinking of returning it and getting the MSI:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've heard that the MSI does not have this problem.

Now I've also noticed that the MSI has higher clock speeds. What is the difference between the two cards and which one is generally better?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!


It would be a good idea to return the card and see if the MSi 760 PCB works better than the EVGA 760 PCB. Coil whine may also be due to other factors, what is your PSU?
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July 26, 2013 7:33:06 PM

Or You can get The Gigabyte 760 Rev 2.0, i was actually thinking of getting that same GFX Card (EVGA)
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July 26, 2013 8:29:35 PM

I would second that on getting a Gigabyte. I have really had good luck with my SLI Gigabyte GTX 670's. Although they were the first Nvidia cards I got in many years they have been great.
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July 26, 2013 9:54:13 PM

This is my PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The reason I was wondering if the MSI might be a good idea is because I've read somewhere that MSI specifically stated that their cards do not have this problem or something to that effect.

I'm guessing this is the Gigabyte v2.0 card?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It looks enormous lol.

Would the Gigabyte be a better option than the MSI? If so why? I want to make sure my card does not whine.
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July 27, 2013 6:44:11 AM

I Would say both the Msi and the Gigabyte are both great, the Gigabyte card stays really cool considering it has 3x fans but they are both really good although the MSI 760 Has a Poop brown PCB so if youd prefer a black pcb go with the gigabyte
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July 27, 2013 7:17:43 AM

LoneWarrior96 said:
I Would say both the Msi and the Gigabyte are both great, the Gigabyte card stays really cool considering it has 3x fans but they are both really good although the MSI 760 Has a Poop brown PCB so if youd prefer a black pcb go with the gigabyte


+1 I do however think, that the MSi 760 has a better actual cooler design.
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