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Old August 30, 2013, 12:27 PM
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So looks like I am unlucky and my brand new MSI 7950 came with coil whine :/

Not only it whines, but it's very loud. Distractingly loud. It only whines in games basically. And it is not dependent on FPS. Some games like World of Tank will whine at 60-70 FPS. Tried some tests on Kombustor and roughly half of them make the card whine

Will the whine go away with time or should I RMA? Some people even suggested that if it whines, it's life expectancy is shorter too.
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Old August 30, 2013, 03:02 PM
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No, it won't shorten it's life. But I would RMA it. Coil whine SUCKS! I've had a few cards with it. There doesn't seem to be any reason why. Some Asus cards have concrete in the coils to prevent that but even that is hit and miss as one of mine still whined.
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Old August 30, 2013, 06:50 PM
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Coil whine is super annoying.
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Old August 30, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Very so. Especially when my card overclocked no problems to 1100 core and 1500 memory. Argh!
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