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Just got a new Asus 2080 ti strix oc, and it makes a coil whine while idle.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I got a Asus 2080 ti strix OC yesterday, once I installed the driver it started making a coil whine while idle, when I open the browser it goes away and then it comes back, when I play games no coil whine or little whine, is this normal, I dont mind the sound.

 My question is, is this a bad thing, will it damage my card in the long run?

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Coil whine isn't necessarily a bad thing but it can be if it's cause by the card being supplied dirty power, it can however in most cases be remedied. Usually it's caused by a lower quality power supply or the card just needs to be broken in. A lot of the time running a GPU stress test like MSI Kombustor for an hour two can get rid of it. What PSU do you have?


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8 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

Coil whine isn't necessarily a bad thing but it can be if it's cause by the card being supplied dirty power, it can however in most cases be remedied. Usually it's caused by a lower quality power supply or the card just needs to be broken in. A lot of the time running a GPU stress test like MSI Kombustor for an hour two can get rid of it. What PSU do you have?

I have a Evga 1000w G3, bought it a week ago

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3 minutes ago, Kyukyokunogema said:

I have a Evga 1000w G3, bought it a week ago

That PSU shouldn't be a problem in fact it's overkill, I would say that it is just how the card is, like I said you can run a long stress test to see if the card breaks in and the coil whine goes away if not you can try your luck at RMAing or returning it and maybe getting one that doesn't have it as bad. But I would say that it shouldn't be an issue unless you start getting artifacts or anything like that, coil whine is usually just annoying not always something serious.


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5 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

That PSU shouldn't be a problem in fact it's overkill, I would say that it is just how the card is, like I said you can run a long stress test to see if the card breaks in and the coil whine goes away if not you can try your luck at RMAing or returning it and maybe getting one that doesn't have it as bad. But I would say that it shouldn't be an issue unless you start getting artifacts or anything like that, coil whine is usually just annoying not always something serious.

Thank you for your replies, I appreciate it 

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coil whine is the sign of an overloaded transistor, so nothing dangerous, just annoying

 

I'm more worried of the protections on that thing myself


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29 minutes ago, Kyukyokunogema said:

I have a Evga 1000w G3, bought it a week ago

For the price point there's significantly better alternatives that would suit a card like the 2080 Ti more adequately.

 

That said, coil whine can happen randomly due to a mixture of power source (PSU unit), current load on the PSU and or GPU and what not... I had a GTX TITAN XM long ago that would always coil whine when loading The Witcher 3 for the first time, but only then... so it is hard to pinpoint the causation.

 

Luckily like stated above there's no harm or danger involved, only the annoyance.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

For the price point there's significantly better alternatives that would suit a card like the 2080 Ti more adequately.

 

That said, coil whine can happen randomly due to a mixture of power source (PSU unit), current load on the PSU and or GPU and what not... I had a GTX TITAN XM long ago that would always coil whine when loading The Witcher 3 for the first time, but only then... so it is hard to pinpoint the causation.

 

Luckily like stated above there's no harm or danger involved, only the annoyance.

Thanks for the reply

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13 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

coil whine is the sign of an overloaded transistor, so nothing dangerous, just annoying

 

I'm more worried of the protections on that thing myself

Thanks

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