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Whine from graphics card???

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 3, 2008 4:11:45 AM

ok so i have an overclocked 8800 gs. 680/1725/1000.
i turned the fan down recently to listen to my new cpu fan and when i started graphics intensive program like atitool or 3dmark, i hear a faint high pitched whine emmitting from my gpu. its not the fan though because i turned it down and have it set at a specific speed.
what is this noise and is it bad?

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June 3, 2008 5:51:34 PM

customisbetter did you turn the fan back up afterwards and try that,I would also check the temp on the gpu to see if it is getting to hot.
a c 147 U Graphics card
June 3, 2008 6:17:19 PM

what PSU do you have? my old x1900xtx used to make that noise sometimes. It's the voltage regulators giving off an electronic "Vibration" sorta. I heard it can happen if it is not getting enough power and sometimes it just happens.
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June 3, 2008 8:13:54 PM

Speaking of noise, my new PSU sounds like a mini boiler room:| lol

June 3, 2008 8:19:58 PM

i have an ultra 600 watt witha single 36 amp rail. i don't think its any lack of power. i just wanted to know if its a bad thing.
and my temps are quite acceptable, they never go above 65 even overclocked.
June 3, 2008 8:23:50 PM

It could be, I mean when I set even my GX2 to 10% fan speed, I hear nothing except my CPU fan.

I'd read Jay2tall's advice, it could be lack of power. Try switching 6 pins:) 
a c 147 U Graphics card
June 3, 2008 8:29:51 PM

You can always try and reseat the card and replug the PCI-E cord in the card.

Your PSU should be plenty.

My old x1900xtx had the same noise, it wasnt THAT loud but annoying. I think it just went away one day.
June 4, 2008 1:06:03 AM

i reseated the hs today and put some as5 on it. they loaded the chip with a probably a whole tube of thermal compound. i turned the fan up as well and it still has the whine when stressing 3d. idk. it doesnt look like its dying though.
how should i hook up the sixpin? should i have the molexs on the same cable or does it matter?
a c 147 U Graphics card
June 4, 2008 3:30:45 PM

Wait you are using a Molex to 6 pin adapter? does your PSU have a 6 pin already? If not does the 6 pin adapter have 1 or 2 inputs for the molex?
June 4, 2008 10:17:58 PM

my psu has the sixpin but the fooker doesnt reach!
so im using the molex adapter from the gpu box connected to two separate molex cables.