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In my new system, I have a KFA2 Nvidia GeForce 580, and when I load games, the graphics card starts to sqeal/whine. It is quite loud, and very, very annoying. Is there a solution to this does anyone know?

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Ok stress the GPU (have a torch or light at the ready) then when it starts squealing have a look at the fan to see of its slowing down (physically). My 5870 did that made some really weird noises and was squealing and when I looked the fan was grinding to an almost complete stop so I sent it back :)

I'm not saying that's the case here just worth a look see.

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I'm sure it's the graphics card. It mainly does it during the cut scenes, during high frame rates.

 

I'll have a look at the fan, but it doesn't sound like the fan, more like a capacitor or something.

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This is a common issue, it's related to the PSU and graphics card. Someone on another forum said this:

 

The cores of transformers from DC to DC converters will squeal under load.

 

Not sure if there's any truth behind that. But this is a common issue on quite a lot of NVIDIA cards. Contact the manufacturer :)

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This is a common issue, it's related to the PSU and graphics card. Someone on another forum said this:

 

The cores of transformers from DC to DC converters will squeal under load.

 

Not sure if there's any truth behind that. But this is a common issue on quite a lot of NVIDIA cards. Contact the manufacturer :)

You may have hit the nail on the head. I placed my ear next to the system while it was under heavy load (Call of Duty: Black Ops playing on max graphics) and the sound appears to be eminating from the PSU, rather than the graphics card. Though, my ears could be misleading me. The PSU is some 3.5 years old now I think, 700W powering all that. Could it be on it's way out? I don't have a spare to test.

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  • 2 weeks later...

This issue has now been sorted. I bought a new PSU, once replaced the squealing stopped under load. I guess it was just a capacitor or something that couldn't handle the load of the new system.

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This issue has now been sorted. I bought a new PSU, once replaced the squealing stopped under load. I guess it was just a capacitor or something that couldn't handle the load of the new system.

 

Ah right, glad we solved it! :)

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