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PSU or GPU Whining?

Hello everyone!

 

Yes... Once you hear it you can't unhear it. I've discovered coil whine in my rig yesterday.

The low-to-mid pitched, yet very fast clicking/ticking noise appears to be coming out of my GPU. It's especially disturbing since my rig is near silent.

The noise appears just as the GPU goes under 3D load. It doesn't change in pitch at all. Once I take away the load the noise stops. I can swap between 100% / 0% load states very fast in Unigine Heaven by pausing and the sound follows the load pattern exactly. I've been using this rig for over a month and didn't notice it before. Could it just appear yesterday?

 

GPU: Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 580

PSU: Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 550W

 

I don't really have another PSU or GPU to swap (no onboard GPU). Does anyone know which of my hardware could cause this issue?

 

Edit:

Not my vid, but this is how it sounds like

 

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Easiest option would be to remove the side panel and just put your ear against both the psu and gpu, should easily know which it's coming from from that. 

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1 minute ago, iRileyx said:

Easiest option would be to remove the side panel and just put your ear against both the psu and gpu, should easily know which it's coming from from that. 

Yeah that's one thing but actually some snowflake PSUs can cause GPU whining

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I didn't think that a Nitro+ card could have coil whine, or at least I've never experienced it. I do know that some 3d loads (such as userbenchmark's 3d tests) can cause a good amount of coil whine, which is what happened with my 970. No problems anywhere else, just that benchmark.

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4 minutes ago, Opencircuit74 said:

I didn't think that a Nitro+ card could have coil whine, or at least I've never experienced it. I do know that some 3d loads (such as userbenchmark's 3d tests) can cause a good amount of coil whine, which is what happened with my 970. No problems anywhere else, just that benchmark.

Well it didn't go away when I decided to play some Dark Souls. The only thing that bothers me is that it doesn't really remind me of coil whine. I would expect more of a squeal when what I really got is more like a growl. Unpleasant anyway.

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