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MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X Coil Whine

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by tran the, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. tran the

    tran the New Member

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    Anyone else with this particular card getting coil whine in very HIGH FPS scenarios where v-sync is off? off off off

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    The Witcher 3 Menu with no mods, no sweet fx or reshade, and no vsync gets 2000+ FPS. It's a good place to test. Mute your speakers and listen to the card.

    Temperatures are very safe, below 60 degrees, but coil whine is audible. Very audible.

    Games like Fifa 16 with v-sync off you can hear too when the game is running at 200+ FPS.

    Is this a common issue? High FPS = Coil Whine? I believe I remember it happening with my AMD HD 7970 too in high FPS situations, but it wasn't as loud (probably because FPS never reached that high) and it wasn't as often (because FPS never went this high).

    Card is perfectly normal running with vsync or when the FPS is capped running any game for hours with no noise whatsoever. Or even without vsync as long as FPS is not too high.

    The higher the FPS the louder the coil whine noise.

    And who knows maybe it's not even the videocard making the noise at high FPS, but I don't know what else could really...
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  2. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    1080Ti H20
    That's normal.
    High load or high FPS causes higher frequency in inductors, which causes a resonance.

    Sometimes PSU can be culprit too though.
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  3. Hammie

    Hammie Banned

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    760 SMG 28"
    Its the fan, RMA or replace it. gl
  4. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    MSI 1080Ti Gaming X
    Most high-end cards today coil whine, it's just a question of how much.

    Another thing to take into account is that coil whine can decrease over time so if a new card is bought, it's advisable to give two weeks to "settle in".
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