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New Radeon 5870 sounds like a bug zapper

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July 6, 2010 12:29:50 AM

So I just got a Gigabyte GV-R587UD and everything was going good till I ran Fallout 3. I set the graphics to the max and started the game, and once I got out of the menu screens I heard a bug zapper type noise.

I searched around a bit and people tend to say it is either your power supply (mine is a 750w 80 plus bronze) or just the card heating up.

So I tried the game on low settings, still get the noise. Even underclocked the card a bit, and still got the noise. I know the noise isn't the fan, and I don't hear it when I am doing other things.

Is there anything I can do, or am I going to have to learn to love this noise?
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July 6, 2010 12:47:04 AM

RMA the card
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a c 189 U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 5:15:36 AM

Yes, it would be a defective/bad card, RMA it to get a replacement...
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July 6, 2010 11:31:27 AM

good thing I bought it local so I can just drive it back!!!!
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