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Family Members cannot hear coil whine on my motherboard

Have a Ryzen 5 3600 and B550 AORUS Elite.

 

I can hear a constant scratching/whine from my motherboard but when I asked family members they cannot hear a whine at all.

 

My sister is the same age as me (in our twenties) but she cannot hear the annoying coil whine from the VRMs.

 

Am I going crazy?

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2 minutes ago, Rogerzz said:

Have a Ryzen 5 3600 and B550 AORUS Elite.

 

I can hear a constant scratching/whine from my motherboard but when I asked family members they cannot hear a whine at all.

 

My sister is the same age as me (in our twenties) but she cannot hear the annoying coil whine from the VRMs.

 

Am I going crazy?

 

Each person's ears are different.

Some people can hear a higher range of low / high frequency, while some people cannot.

Also depends on how damaged your ears are (e.g. listening to loud music over the course of years can degrade the eardrums)

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1 minute ago, -rascal- said:

 

Each person's ears are different.

Some people can hear a higher range of low / high frequency, while some people cannot.

Also depends on how damaged your ears are (e.g. listening to loud music over the course of years can degrade the eardrums)

Is it worth RMA the motherboard or not, the first board I could hear the same whine.

 

Maybe its not the motherboard but I have acute hearing? It goes away if I disable PBO/Core Performance Boost. If the CPU is at a fixed voltage I cannot hear it aswell.

 

Would it be a waste of time returning it? It's not super loud but I can hear it clearly at night in my room when it's quiet, or if I put my ear within 5cm to the tower.

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4 minutes ago, Rogerzz said:

Is it worth RMA the motherboard or not, the first board I could hear the same whine.

 

Maybe its not the motherboard but I have acute hearing? It goes away if I disable PBO/Core Performance Boost. If the CPU is at a fixed voltage I cannot hear it aswell.

 

Would it be a waste of time returning it? It's not super loud but I can hear it clearly at night in my room when it's quiet, or if I put my ear within 5cm to the tower.

Every manufacturer has a different stance on coil whine whether or not it is an acceptable condition that meets RMA. If Gigabyte does accept coil whine for RMA, then the only issue you would have is your system will be down for a couple weeks until they return your motherboard. 

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2 minutes ago, CommanderAlex said:

Every manufacturer has a different stance on coil whine whether or not it is an acceptable condition that meets RMA. If Gigabyte does accept coil whine for RMA, then the only issue you would have is your system will be down for a couple weeks until they return your motherboard. 

Ive done it once already with no improvement, is it not worth getting a different board? If my family members cant hear it it must be me. 

 

Am I correct in saying I might end up with the same issue on a different branded motherboard? Ive ruled out PSU and GPU.

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Seems to me the solution would be get a quieter case, don't use the computer at night, and/or don't put your head so close to it.

Coil whine is going to happen. If you're that sensitive to it, you're better off mitigating it in other ways.

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

Seems to me the solution would be get a quieter case, don't use the computer at night, and/or don't put your head so close to it.

Coil whine is going to happen. If you're that sensitive to it, you're better off mitigating it in other ways.

Setting a fixed voltage removes it, but I would get a performance dip, worth the tradeoff do you think? I only game 60Hz anyway. Would 4GHz at 1.1V be considered safe?

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1 minute ago, Rogerzz said:

Would 4GHz at 1.1V be considered safe?

nothing is safer than undervolting, well that and sticking your finger in a stock cpu fan, since they are so goddamn slow.

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4 minutes ago, GoodEnough said:

nothing is safer than undervolting, well that and sticking your finger in a stock cpu fan, since they are so goddamn slow.

Ive heard anything above 1.25V can degrade Ryzen 3000, even though its an undervolt. 1.1V wont degrade it at all?

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15 minutes ago, Rogerzz said:

Setting a fixed voltage removes it, but I would get a performance dip, worth the tradeoff do you think? I only game 60Hz anyway. Would 4GHz at 1.1V be considered safe?

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41 minutes ago, Rogerzz said:

 

Am I going crazy?

Some people can hear very high noises. I am the only one who can hear a device that sends out high pitched noises in order to scare away animals. 

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31 minutes ago, Rogerzz said:

Ive done it once already with no improvement, is it not worth getting a different board? If my family members cant hear it it must be me. 

 

Am I correct in saying I might end up with the same issue on a different branded motherboard? Ive ruled out PSU and GPU.

I would not even worry about it...turn the fan speed up, I'd rather hear that than coil whine. 

18 minutes ago, GoodEnough said:

nothing is safer than undervolting, well that and sticking your finger in a stock cpu fan, since they are so goddamn slow.

I've had my knuckles scrapped and bleed a little bit when trying to reconnect the 5.25" DVD drive with my system on with my Noctua NH-D15 on... was very annoying. 

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14 minutes ago, Rogerzz said:

Ive heard anything above 1.25V can degrade Ryzen 3000, even though its an undervolt. 1.1V wont degrade it at all?

thats if the cooling in your pc is well.. bad.

4 minutes ago, CommanderAlex said:

I've had my knuckles scrapped and bleed a little bit when trying to reconnect the 5.25" DVD drive

was it worth plugging in the 2012 dvd drive??

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Just now, GoodEnough said:

thats if the cooling in your pc is well.. bad.

was it worth plugging in the 2012 dvd drive??

Well the cooling side of it...just gotta deck your PC out with all the fans you can imagine!!!

 

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Speaking of DVDs, anyone watching any horrors this halloween? Might re watch Alien.

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1 hour ago, Rogerzz said:

Speaking of DVDs, anyone watching any horrors this halloween? Might re watch Alien.

i would but ive been waiting for my pc to update for the past like 6 hours

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Same problem with my Gigabyte B450 Gaming X,changing the power supply solved the issue...

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1 minute ago, Vishera said:

Same problem with my Gigabyte B450 Gaming X,changing the power supply solved the issue...

already done that, no change.

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