Re: Coil Whine From New System
I had recently got a new PC and it seems to be having a really annoying coil whine noise. I have tested my system and it seems that there is no coil whine without the graphics card. Does this mean that the graphics card is most likely the cause of the coil whine?
Here is my system:
CPU: i5 9600k 4.8Ghz 1.240v
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4\
RAM: Corsair 2*8GB 3000Mhz C16
Mobo: ASRock Z390 Extreme4
Storage: Intel 760p 256GB NVMe SSD + Seagate 2TB HDD 256MB
GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition
PSU: EVGA Supernova 650W G2
The last thread you posted I replied with
"PWM whine, coil whine, inductor whine/noise are all the same thing. It's induced vibration in the circuit caused by high current switching. It's most commonly found in gaming PC's coming from the GPU as that is typically the part with the highest current load in the system followed by the CPU. A poorly regulated or failing PSU can also induce noise in the system. Personally, I've always used a fish tank air line as a 'stethoscope' to isolate system noises from coil whine to vibration. Lastly, while liquid cooling does not cause whine, it can make it more noticeable compared to a system using fans which can mask the noise. As far as replacement, EVGA is pretty good about it. I can't answer for anything else."
You replied with:"I have tested my system and it seems that there is no coil whine without the graphics card. Does this mean that the graphics card is most likely the cause of the coil whine? Here is my system:CPU: i5 9600k 4.8Ghz 1.240vCPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4\RAM: Corsair 2*8GB 3000Mhz C16Mobo: ASRock Z390 Extreme4Storage: Intel 760p 256GB NVMe SSD + Seagate 2TB HDD 256MBGPU: EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black EditionPSU: EVGA Supernova 650W G2 Thanks
The obvious answer is yes, it is most likely the GPU. Did you use anything to attempt to isolate the source of the noise more clearly? So the issue(s) are does it bother you enough that you desire to replace it? If so, RMA. If not, there are ways to minimize the noise, mostly by using vsync which limits FPS on loading screens, for example, which are notorious for causing whine.
post edited by HeavyHemi - 2019/03/23 10:58:09
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