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Old 01-06-2011, 05:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GPU Capacitor "Whine."

My GTS 450 when under stress, such as folding, whines. It's a real high pitch drone like an old tube TV.

I've read into it and found that most people say it's capacitor whine and completely normal and not a bad symptom. Is this true?
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Default Re: GPU Capacitor "Whine."

My 260 has always done that high-pitched whine whenever folding, since I got it like two years ago; never had any problems with it.
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Default Re: GPU Capacitor "Whine."

Couldn't that be the fan on it going insanely fast?
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Default Re: GPU Capacitor "Whine."

Nah, capacitor whine is a completely different sound.
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Default Re: GPU Capacitor "Whine."

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Couldn't that be the fan on it going insanely fast?
Well I thought that at first so I slowed the fan through Afterburner and than I stopped it with my finger. Neither made it go away.

But Yami is right. If you heard it you could tell it's electrical. Thanks Yami.
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