5850 making wierd sqealing noise?

I just bought a Sapphire 5850 from Newegg and wanted to know if this is normal because it only seems to happen sometimes during certain games like Crysis.

It makes this wierd squealing/squeaking noise during gameplay on some games...

Is this normal or should I be concerned?

Thanks.
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  1. Do you have a Corsair PSU, if yes it is a power problem. I trying to help somone with a similar problem yesterday and a Corsair tech guy came in and told the OP that they are working on it.
  2. Yes, I do have a Corsair 650wtt psu but it seems like the card is making that noise and not the psu because whenever I play certain games like even chess titans for instance when I move the chess board around it makes the squealing noise but when I play games like Bad Company 2 it doesn't make the noise at all.
  3. Like I said Corsair is looking into the issue. Go to thier forum to check it out. I would direct you to the link I was talking about but it isn't reappearing. It seems to be a Corsair PSU and Sapphire Gpu issue where the power is being used the wrong way on the card.
  4. plagasx said:
    I just bought a Sapphire 5850 from Newegg and wanted to know if this is normal because it only seems to happen sometimes during certain games like Crysis.

    It makes this wierd squealing/squeaking noise during gameplay on some games...

    Is this normal or should I be concerned?

    Thanks.


    Crysis will probably make the card work harder than most, thus heating up the card, thus running the fan higher. Chances are you have a defective fan on the card.
  5. It's capacitor something lol I don't remember the proper name. It's a known problem with certain graphics cards and Corsair psus. They're working on a solution.
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