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    coil whine

    hi all
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    i hear a loud coil whine when running furmark or intel burn test
    but am unable to get to the cause

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    Re: coil whine

    It's almost certainly the GPU causing it. Not a lot you can do about it unless the GPU is under warranty.
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    Re: coil whine

    It's either your motherboard or GPU, or both, or maybe that way overkill PSU. Or any of those 3. Sadly, solving coil whine isn't easy, the frequencies are extremely hard to locate by ear, so often it's a matter of tracking it down by trying other parts until the noise is gone.
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    Re: coil whine

    If it is out of warranty, and you want to take a slight risk, hot melt glue or sealer on the offending coil might quieten it. The whine is vibration induced by the alternating magnetic field. Under high loads, the current is higher and the effect is more pronounced.
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    Re: coil whine

    What happens if you don't run furmark or the intel burn test?

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    Re: coil whine

    no whine if i dont run intel burntest

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    Re: coil whine

    Quote Originally Posted by ekamdeep View Post
    no whine if i dont run intel burntest
    You're fine then. Just don't run the burn test.

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    Re: coil whine

    Roll a newspaper into a cone, use it to directionally pinpoint the source of the whine.
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    Re: coil whine

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    Roll a newspaper into a cone, use it to directionally pinpoint the source of the whine.
    will try this also

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    Re: coil whine

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    You're fine then. Just don't run the burn test.
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    Roll a newspaper into a cone, use it to directionally pinpoint the source of the whine.
    Kalniel can do the same thing, but place the cone on his head, pointy end up!
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    Re: coil whine

    What's it like with a 2600 CPU and a 290 series GPU?
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    Re: coil whine

    awesome setup
    i run every game on ultra
    i am running 2 monitors on eyefinity 1280*1024

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    Re: coil whine

    Quote Originally Posted by ekamdeep View Post
    hi all
    i have
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    corsair ax 1200
    amd r9 290 xfx dd
    3 hdd's
    i hear a loud coil whine when running furmark or intel burn test
    but am unable to get to the cause
    When I saw 'coil whine' one word in your post leapt out at me.

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    Re: coil whine

    I don't think there is anything in a non faulty GPU that would whine. Any noise from a PCB is coming from a coil with a current running through it that oscillates at an audible frequency, (sub 30khz). That means either an inductor or a capacitor. A cheap PSU will whine, most people will have heard a wall wart power adapter whining.

    If a new graphics card is noisy under normal operation, chances are the caps on it are not upto the task, either they speced them too cheap or its a bad batch.

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    Re: coil whine

    i also think it was the gpu as now it is dead

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