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sammo450
12-07-2009, 11:29 PM
My video card makes a strange whistling sound when I run Crysis. Is this normal? Or should I be RMAing?

Tuneznz
12-07-2009, 11:38 PM
Does your look like this: http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/articles/2008/02/20222122282l.jpg

Or this: http://media.schottenland.de/pi/Asus9600gt.jpg

It is probably the fact the fan is going at max speed and the air over the heatsink is making the noise.

wainuitech
12-07-2009, 11:46 PM
Does your look like this:

It is probably the fact the fan is going at max speed and the air over the heatsink is making the noise.

Agree - esp if its only when loading up.If it goets worse then I'd seriously look at it.

Cant resist this ---- Can you "whistle" a few bars here, so we can all hear it :p

sammo450
12-07-2009, 11:56 PM
No neither of them, this one: http://prohardver.hu/dl/cnt/2008-05/31416/asus_gf9600gt_blackpearl.jpg It's not the fan, because the whistling stops when the screen goes blank i.e. GPU isn't rendering millions of colours on millions of triangles. This makes me suspicious. Haha no I haven't got the tech for that. Sounds kinda like a very quiet modem speaker.

feersumendjinn
13-07-2009, 01:23 AM
Have a read of this (especially the last post), would indicate possibly a lack of sufficient power to the card (have you connected the extra power cable to the back edge of this card?).
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=84953

trinsic
13-07-2009, 01:46 AM
Its coil vibration on the video card. Totally normal but it doesn't do it on all cards. You can RMA but good chance you'll get the same again.

And no it is not damaging to the card :)

sammo450
13-07-2009, 02:00 AM
Hmm I'm pretty sure it's not an alarm, as one user on that nVidia forum suggested, and I'm also pretty sure it's not my PSU. Yep I've got the 6-pin plug in the back of it. trinsic's idea sounds pretty feasible.

Tuneznz
13-07-2009, 08:53 AM
Well you have enough power for it with the HX620 And it should defiantly be supplying enough voltage and amps.

pctek
13-07-2009, 09:01 AM
http://www.techeta.com/2009/05/msi-solves-the-squeel-whine-free-nvidia-cards-coming-soon.html

Another reason to stick to the better quality brands.

SolMiester
13-07-2009, 12:46 PM
Hmmm, couldnt resist a gloat with the fanciest after market cooling EVER!

sammo450
14-07-2009, 12:47 AM
Yeah i've seen that one. Seems kinda gimmicky, but pointless functions in PCs are always good. All it needs is some blue LEDs. Is Asus not a great brand? I thought they were pretty good.

Agent_24
14-07-2009, 01:12 AM
I had a cheap (Eagle) Ti4200 once that would whistle sometimes. Usually only in 3D screensavers for some reason

Interestingly though MSI says the sound was actually coming from the PSU not the video card...

Wonder if the same thing was happening to the Hyena I had at the time

This was before I found out how bad Hyena was, and why you don't just go around buying any old video card brand because it's cheap and the board looks cool because it's black....

SolMiester
14-07-2009, 01:32 PM
Yeah i've seen that one. Seems kinda gimmicky, but pointless functions in PCs are always good. All it needs is some blue LEDs. Is Asus not a great brand? I thought they were pretty good.

Only 96GT that can run 800 core that I know of!

sammo450
14-07-2009, 11:19 PM
Actually I think it only whistles during the pre-game producers splash screen time(EA, CRYTEK, Intel).

I got it because it seemed like good value for money, although I now realise I probably would have been better off with a 4850. Then I could have an AMD Fusion system.

Blam
14-07-2009, 11:28 PM
Currently best budget to midrange card is the 4770.

Excellent value for money