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Noise problem with 7970

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
February 14, 2012 12:06:39 AM

Hey everyone,

I started noticing a strange noise while playing games. At first I tought it was the fan on the Videocard, but later on I found it was Coil whine. I have a brand new 7970 and the noise stops when I stop playing games, but when I start up it comes back and sometimes even worse.

Has anybody a solution? I really like the cards performance so I rather solve it if possible instead of returning it.

Thanks in advance!

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February 14, 2012 12:24:57 AM

manually set the fan speed higher and lower and see if the noise comes back at a certain speed and above
February 14, 2012 12:30:04 AM

Thanks for the tip, but it isnt the fan which is making the strange noise, its the video card which whines, not the fan on it..
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February 14, 2012 12:43:02 AM

same problem with me but its very noticeable when running the heaven benchmark. try it...
February 14, 2012 9:21:40 AM

Now thats an horrible sound,I am getting quite annoyed by it because its the most expensive part I have in my PC and I had to wait a really long time to get it

So no one has a solution? I have a corsair carbide 500r case which doesnt isolate that well, maybe another case?
February 14, 2012 9:43:26 AM

I don't have the same problem, contact teh manufacturer if it bothers you that much and get a new one.