Question 2060 super gaming x coil whine?

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I have a gigabyte 2060 super gaming oc which suffers badly with coil whine and I was wondering if anyone that has this card would tell me if they have coil whine or not
 

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I have a gigabyte 2060 super gaming oc which suffers badly with coil whine and I was wondering if anyone that has this card would tell me if they have coil whine or not
Coil whine is super common in graphics cards. Basically every card has coil whine to some extent. Some got it worse than others.. but if its actually really bad you can try to RMA the card and see if you'll get a replacement.

When i first got my Vega 56 it got horrible coil whine at as little as 70fps but it has now toned down significantly and now i can only hear coil whine when the card is drawing like 800fps.
 
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Coil whine is super common in graphics cards. Basically every card has coil whine to some extent. Some got it worse than others.. but if its actually really bad you can try to RMA the card and see if you'll get a replacement.

When i first got my Vega 56 it got horrible coil whine at as little as 70fps but it has now toned down significantly and now i can only hear coil whine when the card is drawing like 800fps.
Yeahi have it in assasins creed odyssey at like 60fps and in other games around 100 to 200 fps
 

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Depending on your skills, you could try thicker thermal pads or if there are none covering the chokes, you can apply some. The whine comes from the chokes/inductors vibrating due to very high frequencies i.e. high frame rates. On some cards, especially on some older cards, the ceramic might just have gotten a little lose or the tolerances were different. For example I can make my 2080 Ti to whine using Folding@home on some work blocks, but not all.

Using thicker thermal pads can increase the pressure on the chokes and reduce - but not quite eliminate - the whine.
 
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Depending on your skills, you could try thicker thermal pads or if there are none covering the chokes, you can apply some. The whine comes from the chokes/inductors vibrating due to very high frequencies i.e. high frame rates. On some cards, especially on some older cards, the ceramic might just have gotten a little lose or the tolerances were different. For example I can make my 2080 Ti to whine using Folding@home on some work blocks, but not all.

Using thicker thermal pads can increase the pressure on the chokes and reduce - but not quite eliminate - the whine.
I'm not quite comfortable doing that sort of thing
 
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Depending on your skills, you could try thicker thermal pads or if there are none covering the chokes, you can apply some. The whine comes from the chokes/inductors vibrating due to very high frequencies i.e. high frame rates. On some cards, especially on some older cards, the ceramic might just have gotten a little lose or the tolerances were different. For example I can make my 2080 Ti to whine using Folding@home on some work blocks, but not all.

Using thicker thermal pads can increase the pressure on the chokes and reduce - but not quite eliminate - the whine.
Do you think I could send it to a specialist or would that be a waste of money to get done?
 

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In my opinion, it's not quite worth it as you could still have some whine, it's just luck of the draw unfortunately, some cards are quiet and some are born with coil whine. You could try contacting Gigabyte customer support or the shop you bought it at and tell them that it really bothers you, they might swap it for you.
 
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In my opinion, it's not quite worth it as you could still have some whine, it's just luck of the draw unfortunately, some cards are quiet and some are born with coil whine. You could try contacting Gigabyte customer support or the shop you bought it at and tell them that it really bothers you, they might swap it for you.
I got it from amazon so I can get a refund and try a different brand or is that a bad idea?
 

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If you can get the refund, it is not an unreasonable idea. But do you have coil whine constantly, or only during some games? Usually coil whine manifests itself due to high framerates, you could try to limit any excessive framerate via Nvidia controlpanel to the limit of your monitor. If it is still present and it bothers you, go ahead and try a different card or brand.

It's mostly up to you as to whether or not it's worth it. :)

Be aware you could still get a card from any brand that could be born with coil whine.
 
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If you can get the refund, it is not an unreasonable idea. But do you have coil whine constantly, or only during some games? Usually coil whine manifests itself due to high framerates, you could try to limit any excessive framerate via Nvidia controlpanel to the limit of your monitor. If it is still present and it bothers you, go ahead and try a different card or brand.

It's mostly up to you as to whether or not it's worth it. :)

Be aware you could still get a card from any brand that could be born with coil whine.
In most games I can hear it and in high demanding games like ac odyseey its like a jet engine so idk do u think its worth a refund
 

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