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Old October 15, 2008, 10:35 AM
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Default 8800GT making a beeping sound when folding?

I just installed a 8800gt in my folding rig and whenever im folding i hear a beeping noise coming from the card, the card is a xfx 8800gt.Tried 2 psu with the same results (465w generic brand and 380w antec earthwatts)

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Intel E2180
Xfx8800gt
1gb ddr2 memory
windows xp home

So anyone know whats going on?

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Old October 15, 2008, 10:40 AM
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Like beep beep beep, or a steady tone?

Or a high frequency whine like noise?
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Old October 15, 2008, 10:43 AM
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High pitch noise.....it's really anoying
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Old October 15, 2008, 10:45 AM
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wont' go away.

happens with most new graphic cards.
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Old October 15, 2008, 10:57 AM
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Yah, the 600mhz frequency band.
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Old October 15, 2008, 11:18 AM
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I’d suspect the fan if this is happening when the card is under load and not idle.
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Old October 15, 2008, 11:18 AM
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Yes, it will make a pitch if it get stressed with folding. I didn't hear when it was running myself but then it's a boxen in a dead corner (plugged to a VX550W) ...

Just to show how widespread this issue is, read over 10 pages on this : Folding Forum • View topic - Squeaking noise
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Old October 15, 2008, 12:29 PM
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Yeah that is common and very annoying. I have a 3870 that used to do it before it was vmodded.
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Old October 16, 2008, 10:21 AM
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Just read an article on this. The noise is from the inductor coils on the mosfets that power it. Some mobo's have this problem also.
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Old March 18, 2009, 05:43 PM
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ugh... my vid card JUST started doing this....
any fixes?
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