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2020/09/18 14:52:18 (permalink)
Like the subject says, just swapped out my old GTX 1080 FTW for the 3080 and now I hear a constant high pitched tone coming from my machine. I don't think it's mechanical but maybe it's the capacitors I suppose after some quick googling. I'm not really comfortable with just getting used to it since it might cause ear fatigue and I'm using this desktop in a recording studio environment. I'm also curious if I need to run a separate cable from my Seasonic modular PSU instead of just using the single cable with two 8 pin connectors? Sorry if this is wrong forum, I didn't see a support specific board.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 14:55:07 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joeeoh 2020/09/18 15:01:47
NVIDIA recommends - as do we - to use two separate power cables for the 3080s.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 14:55:15 (permalink)
Coil whine possibly. There have been a few post on here about it and those cards.
 
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 15:02:15 (permalink)
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NVIDIA recommends - as do we - to use two separate power cables for the 3080s.


Thanks I'll pop it open for a rewire and report back if it helps.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 15:29:04 (permalink)
I just installed my XC3 Ultra and I'm having a similar issue. I'm using 2 separate cables as well.
 
After playing around with precision x1 I think I was able to narrow it down to one of the fans.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 16:16:21 (permalink)
Ok I'm back, after installing second power cable from PSU the sound has become slightly quieter but still noticeable. It also has a regular intermittent pattern to it like beeeeeep *pause* beeeeeep *pause* beeeeeeep *pause*. I tried penguinnss advice but fans do not seem to affect it. Precision X1 also only detects two fans? I have also recorded a video where you can hear the noise. I am trying to link a youtube video but it disappears from my post upon submission, is there a security reason for this?
 
**EDIT** Correction from earlier, I assumed coil whine was dependent on magnets in fans only not just inductors in general so very well could be coil whine. You'd think I would have remembered after being around for 1080 launch too.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 16:23:18 (permalink)
And so it begins....


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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 17:23:24 (permalink)
Yeah I'm getting the same thing, only seems to be there under load. I'm going to run a second 8 pin from my psu and see if that helps.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 17:49:46 (permalink)
I'm seeing the same issue on the XC3 Ultra.  The reason you're hearing it intermittently is because the fans stop when not under load, which stops the sound.   
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 17:58:25 (permalink)
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I'm seeing the same issue on the XC3 Ultra.  The reason you're hearing it intermittently is because the fans stop when not under load, which stops the sound.   


 
Actually it's constant for me as soon as I hit the power button and does not change whether under load or not. Pitch also stays the same. Also tried monitoring correlation of fans with noise in Precision X1 and there doesn't seem to be any relationship. I'd link a video if I could but the forum seems to remove it automatically.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 18:04:10 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joeeoh 2020/09/18 18:09:38
I've heard buzzing from my computer when I hooked it up to a bad power inverter that was putting out 150 volts. It worked fine but it was so loud people heard it through my mic! "Check your mic cable" Bro it's not the mic XD XD XD It was also a grounding issue as well, as the inverter wasn't wired correctly. I guess my point is, it's fairly normal for a power supply to whine when it's working hard. So depending on the load and how you wire it, you can get different amounts of noise. Maybe create your own fan profile to test to fan noise. Some fans can create some funky noises when they spin down real slow, and increasing the minimum speed should avoid this. I use noise canceling headphones myself :D
 
Edit: Maybe with the case off go sticking your ears around/directly on suspect components to try to find out what's making the noise
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 18:12:01 (permalink)
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I've heard buzzing from my computer when I hooked it up to a bad power inverter that was putting out 150 volts. It worked fine but it was so loud people heard it through my mic! "Check your mic cable" Bro it's not the mic XD XD XD It was also a grounding issue as well, as the inverter wasn't wired correctly. I guess my point is, it's fairly normal for a power supply to whine when it's working hard. So depending on the load and how you wire it, you can get different amounts of noise. Maybe create your own fan profile to test to fan noise. Some fans can create some funky noises when they spin down real slow, and increasing the minimum speed should avoid this. I use noise canceling headphones myself :D
 
Edit: Maybe with the case off go sticking your ears around/directly on suspect components to try to find out what's making the noise


I was playing competitive CSGO with someone that was having a grounding issue and we could hear it through his mic about two hours ago lol. Wouldn’t have happen to be you, would it?

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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 18:12:35 (permalink)
Yeah I might do some more experimentation with wiring later. Like connect the PCI-E power to another port on the modular power supply and see if that makes any difference. Craziest bit is I'm housing everything in a Fractal R6 with no glass panel, so it should be REALLY dampened from noise and I can still hear it.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 18:17:55 (permalink)
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I've heard buzzing from my computer when I hooked it up to a bad power inverter that was putting out 150 volts. It worked fine but it was so loud people heard it through my mic! "Check your mic cable" Bro it's not the mic XD XD XD It was also a grounding issue as well, as the inverter wasn't wired correctly. I guess my point is, it's fairly normal for a power supply to whine when it's working hard. So depending on the load and how you wire it, you can get different amounts of noise. Maybe create your own fan profile to test to fan noise. Some fans can create some funky noises when they spin down real slow, and increasing the minimum speed should avoid this. I use noise canceling headphones myself :D
 
Edit: Maybe with the case off go sticking your ears around/directly on suspect components to try to find out what's making the noise




Huh.. so thats maybe why my mic magically cleared up after a PSU swap. The more ya know. 


 

 
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 19:03:56 (permalink)
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I'm seeing the same issue on the XC3 Ultra.  The reason you're hearing it intermittently is because the fans stop when not under load, which stops the sound.   


 
Actually it's constant for me as soon as I hit the power button and does not change whether under load or not. Pitch also stays the same. Also tried monitoring correlation of fans with noise in Precision X1 and there doesn't seem to be any relationship. I'd link a video if I could but the forum seems to remove it automatically.




Strange... I've watched mine - no noise when the fans are at 0% but as soon as they spin the high pitch will be back.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 19:14:29 (permalink)
They spin cause the GPU is getting hot as it would under load.. hence coil whine would only appear under load.

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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 20:08:18 (permalink)
For me it looks like the issue is on the 3rd fan and it whines when it spins up, is there anything I might be able to do to fix it or am I just stuck with it?
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 20:13:58 (permalink)
You guys with these 3080's, thanks for posting this. 2 cases already, when majority were bought by bots? I'm going to keep up with this thread. Glad I wasn't able to get one so soon. 

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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 20:22:56 (permalink)
So in addition to my experience with my previous GTX 1080 there's a chance it might just subside after a few days, weeks, maybe months....
 
As I said before what I'm experiencing isn't really dynamic. It's a constant beep pausing at regular fixed intervals and never really changes whether at idle or under load. I'll be curious to see if my buddy notices it on his card as he was able to order one and it's the backplate-less version of the XC Gaming.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 20:29:54 (permalink)
The more I look into it the more I find, its just 1 fan in particular and anytime its on it whines. I wonder if its a bad fan but I can't hear them at higher rpms.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 20:50:24 (permalink)
Yeah I posted a thread about it yesterday. For me it's just one fan when that fan is being powered. At a stable speed it's beep beep beep and when speeding up it's beeeeeeeeeeep until the fan noise drowns it out.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 21:52:01 (permalink)
I'm having the same exact issue, and I have 2 separate cables powering the GPU. I really hope that EVGA can find a software fix for this. I have all fans at 0% right now and I'm still getting the intermittent beeping unless it's just my ears ringing now lol.
 
I am really hoping I don't have to RMA this thing. 
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 21:58:33 (permalink)
Okay after taking things apart again and observing the GPU the entire time the beep is definitely related to power to the fans, my previous assumption of no relationship was wrong. However, the beeping doesn't change in loudness or pitch with an increasing of fan speed like the previous coil whine I've experienced in high fps screens on the GTX 1080. It just seems to be whether they are running at all or not generates the same annoying tone. Also can anyone confirm for me that there is only two fan controls in Precision X1? Also in addition to spotting the source, I confirmed it's 100% the GPU (cut power and booted, no beep) and also tried running the PCI-E power cables from ports other than the ones being already used on the power supply. For those of you who have narrowed it down to one fan, what did you do to identify? All I can do in Precision X1 is set a minimum of 30% speed and only control two of the fans.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 23:08:43 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Afterburner 2020/09/19 20:41:48
So After trying, I've realized it's just the fan near the front end (Under the "3080" portion of the graphics card) I've disabled this fan for now and seems to be working with NO WHINE. 
 
However, this isn't a real fix. I'm hoping EVGA Can help as I've clearly been able to identify the cause of it through minimal investigation, even just sending me a new fan would be appropriate at this point.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 23:41:03 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Afterburner 2020/09/19 20:41:50
I've came to basically the same conclusion with my card as well. I'm hoping there will be a reasonable fix without sending the card in for an RMA. The fan I have issues with is up near the 2 8 pin power connectors on the card.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 23:42:16 (permalink)
does your guyses power slider work? if you move it to 108% check msi afterburner and see if it max's out at 100
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/18 23:46:12 (permalink)
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So After trying, I've realized it's just the fan near the front end (Under the "3080" portion of the graphics card) I've disabled this fan for now and seems to be working with NO WHINE. 
 
However, this isn't a real fix. I'm hoping EVGA Can help as I've clearly been able to identify the cause of it through minimal investigation, even just sending me a new fan would be appropriate at this point.


How did you disable the fan?
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/19 00:02:06 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby joeeoh 2020/09/19 00:17:20
There are 3 connectors on the back of the card, blue, tan, black. My fan causing the problem was the blue fan so I disconnected it. Not possible to do it through software from what I see. I don't recommend this as a long term solution, but I need the card for work (not content creation or anything so loads won't be heavy) and it's sitting at 33C right now Idle so it should be fine. I'm not going to game on it until I can get a replacement fan. 
 
PSA: I do not recommend unplugging the fan header if you don't know what you're doing. These cables are delicate so be very careful if you attempt. 
 
Hope this helps!
 
 
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/19 00:07:35 (permalink)
You should post a follow up about what you hear about it. I'm curious if you would be able to just get a fan or if a RMA would be required.
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Re: High Pitched Tone after Installing 3080 XC3 Gaming 2020/09/19 00:11:32 (permalink)
I submitted a ticket with all relevant info, I'll let you know what happens for sure. 
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