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2019/11/26 12:38:16 (permalink)
Morning all,
 
Just built a new PC with all new hardware. What a darn sight better than my old rig.
Reason for posting today is regarding the GPU coil whine when playing games or bench-marking. This sadly has to be the worst I've encountered, even when running with V-Sync.
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Things to note,
- New PSU 850W Gold Gigabyte Aorus 
- GPU is also new, EVGA RTX 2070 Super XC Ultra
- All remaining components are new.
 
Is there a fix for this problem? 
Would this level of coil whine be covered under warranty?
Is this common with EVGA GPU's?
 
Any help would be greatly appropriated,
 
Regards
Leo
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Re: Coil Whine 2019/11/26 12:43:31 (permalink)
Take a video.. if it's too loud they can rma the card. But dont wait too long cause I think it's only 14 days.. after that will be a used card.

May look to exchange it where you bought it also.

Other then that people say it can be because of the psu or mb. Also just running it could break it in and it could go away or get much quieter. Or try limiting the frame rate.

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Re: Coil Whine 2019/11/26 13:16:49 (permalink)
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Would this level of coil whine be covered under warranty?
Is this common with EVGA GPU's?

 
Welcome to the forums, Leo.
 
Let's just say coil whine is not uncommon. 
 
See What is coil whine, and how does it affect my video card? in the EVGA FAQs for more info.
 
It can be covered under Warranty.
 
If an RMA is necessary within 30 days of the original purchase date of a new in box Product, a new in box OEM replacement will be sent to the Original Purchaser in return, subject to availability.
 
Outside of the 30-day window you may get a used, recertified replacement card.
 
And as stated above, you could see if you can get it replaced from the place of purchase if other than EVGA.

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Re: Coil Whine 2019/11/27 07:55:19 (permalink)
IMO, with the Turing series of cards they all have coil whine. This is from someone that has personally used two 2080 Ti FE cards, a 2080 Ti Kingpin, two 2080 Ti Strix and finally a 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra. They all had it to varying degrees. 
 
The FE cards with EK waterblocks were the worst, followed by the Strix cards. Strangely the FE cards with the stock coolers didn't have coil whine, but the fans and the enclosed nature of the heatsink may have drowned it out. The Strix cards didn't have thermal pads over the coils and the backplate didn't make contact with anything. One user reported on the Asus ROG forums that the coil whine went away after installing a EK block and backplate on his/her Strix card. The Kingpin and FTW3 were the best with a slight nod to the Kingpin. 
 
The level of noise very much changes with FPS. At 60 FPS, all were dead silent. At 240 FPS at 1080p, they are all louder. I REALLY think every coil whine post needs to be qualified 
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Re: Coil Whine 2019/12/09 14:11:36 (permalink)
Good morning all,
 
I just got my brand new replacement 2070 Super XC Ultra. The company I purchased it from identified it was indeed the GPU making the coil whine.
The new replacement has coil whine also, but it sounds like luck of the draw. I was thinking it could have been the PSU but ruled that out due to the PSU being 2 weeks old, 850W 80 plus gold (Gigabyte Aurous Gold) .
 
I hope this helps anyone in the future with the same concerns. 
 
Cheers
Leo
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Re: Coil Whine 2019/12/09 14:49:19 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby jojymo1 2019/12/09 14:57:04
I just came on here to question the noise I get. Odd because for the first couple days my computer was silent except for the random ramp up of fans. I started up a game and out of nowhere it starts making a horrid noise. I'm not sure if I can handle it...lol Everything I purchased was to keep it quiet. I tried my old card in the computer and it's dead quiet, Next I was going to put it in my other pc and see if it makes the same noise.
 
I recorded it, It's that constant buzzing. Sometimes the sound changes and sounds like electricity. HERE

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Re: Coil Whine 2019/12/09 15:00:43 (permalink)
That is 100% coil whine from your GPU. It sounds the same on my GPU also. It will normally ramp up if you A. Have high FPS or B.  Running a very GPU intensive game.
Sounds like what BP7178 stated "IMO, with the Turing series of cards they all have coil whine. This is from someone that has personally used two 2080 Ti FE cards, a 2080 Ti Kingpin, two 2080 Ti Strix and finally a 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra. They all had it to varying degrees" 
 
Sadly its the way the cookie crumbles as they say.
 
It can also be the PSU, but if you have a high quality, high power unit it will most likely be related to the GPU coils. 
 
 
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Re: Coil Whine 2019/12/09 18:21:33 (permalink)
This is risky because sometime chasing the non-coil-whine card you may end up having a new coil whine card and performing worst than the one you RMA, so if you card perform the way you want (OC), you will need to make a decision 
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Re: Coil Whine 2019/12/09 19:28:52 (permalink)
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This is risky because sometimes chasing the non-coil-whine card you may end up having a new coil whine card and performing worse than the one you RMA, so if your card perform the way you want (OC), you will need to make a decision 


I agree I'm going to keep the new replacement card. She runs great and the coil whine is just something I'll have to put up with. Not the end of the world.
 
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Re: Coil Whine 2019/12/09 20:28:21 (permalink)
I could really hear mine scream when I was keeping my FPS cap to my screen's refresh rate of 144hz.  Now I have since capped it at 120 FPS for any game and she purrs along just fine.  Some whine there but not as bad as the higher ups.  

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Re: Coil Whine 2019/12/10 22:41:38 (permalink)
I have an rtx 2080 you and have that problem, I bought it 7 days ago, in the synthetic tests the sound is strong, but since I play in 4k, the sound is very low and the fans and my water pump hide the sound, In 1440p you sound pretty much because all the games run at 140 fps minimum in ultra, but when I do the sound is clearer, but not annoying, it is intermittent.
 
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Re: Coil Whine 2019/12/12 00:44:19 (permalink)
I couldn't take it and took a chance. Still had time so I exchanged it for a 2070 super xc. So far it's quiet.

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