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PowerColor Red Devil 5700 XT - Strange Noise

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I recently installed a PowerColor Red Devil 5700 XT video card in my system. It performs quite well, and in terms of fan noise is really quiet.

However, when under load it makes a fairly loud intermittent buzzing noise. This noise is not tied to fan speed, but does seem to be related to frame rate.

I've attached an audio file, which may or may not be useful as it's not a great recording. The noise in question starts at ~5sec.

 

powercolor_red_devil_noise.m4a

 

I tried swapping in a different, more powerful, and likely better quality PSU. This significantly reduced the noise, but didn't eliminate it entirely.

 

Does anyone have any other fixes to suggest, beyond an even more powerful & higher quality PSU?

 

Many thanks!

 

System Specs

  • Motherboard:     ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus
  • CPU:                  AMD RYZEN 7 3700X
  • RAM:                 1x CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3200
  • PSU (Original):  Old (5yrs+) CoolerMaster 650 GX
  • PSU (2nd):        Unknown vintage (but old enough to not be modular) Corsair RM750

 

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Does the noise come from the card itself? Might be coil whine.


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the noise you describe is called coil whine

 

it happens when as you mention a game with high framerates is being played

 

some manufacturers use come elements on the electric design on the motherboards that are really noisy, is in general terms normal, it happens to most gpus

 

but some are really noisy, some manufacturers might respond under warranty for this noise and replace your gpu with another, that might or might not be as noisy as your current one

 

you decide if you return it as faulty or live with the noise, but is a component in the electrical part(chokes,vrm) on your gpu what makes this coil whine

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20 minutes ago, goto10 said:

the noise you describe is called coil whine

 

it happens when as you mention a game with high framerates is being played

 

some manufacturers use come elements on the electric design on the motherboards that are really noisy, is in general terms normal, it happens to most gpus

 

but some are really noisy, some manufacturers might respond under warranty for this noise and replace your gpu with another, that might or might not be as noisy as your current one

 

you decide if you return it as faulty or live with the noise, but is a component in the electrical part(chokes,vrm) on your gpu what makes this coil whine

That is a bummer,, Would a replacement card do the same thing ? 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Coil whine was my first thought as well, but coil whine is almost invariably described as high-pitched.

This sound is not high pitched.

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almost all gpus do this noise under one circumstance or another, some have a hard to hear noise, others sounds alot louder, you decide if the noise is unaceptable and ask for a refund ad find another without the noise or accept it and live with it, is your decision

 

but don't get surprised if it happens again with another brand, even nvidia have this problem from time to time, lets see if intel gpus end up having it too

 

one thing is important here, be sure that the noise comes from the gpu, if the source of noise is different, change gpu will not fix anything, be 100% sure of the source of the noise, then decide what to do

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