Question Got a consistent high pitch noise occurring on/off, don't know which part is causing the coil whine.

Dec 5, 2021
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So this has been occurring for a few days by now, and it would happen on/off for about 20 minutes interval. The noise is consistent and doesn't pitch up/down corresponding to what's on display which is something I've read in regards to coil whine from the GPU.
So which part is it then? Got a video here with the noise, for comparison I've put it to sleep mode and back on.
Specs:
  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800x (3.6GHz)
  • MSI B350 PC Mate
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 Led Turbo
  • Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 32GB DDR4 (2x16GB) 3200MHz
  • XFX RX 480 8GB Black Edition
  • 500GB - Western Digital WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 (M.2 SSD)
  • 120GB - KingDian S280 (SSD)
  • 2TB - Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164 (7200RPM HDD)
  • 1TB - Western Digital WDC WD10EZRX-00A8LB0 (7200RPM HDD)
  • 500GB - TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050 (5400RPM HDD)
  • 1TB - WD_BLACK SN750
Overall most parts were bought when released such as the RX 480, B350 Mobo from 2016, the TX850M was used so I don't know how old it exactly is, but for the most part a 4-5 year old PC with the only changes being storage. This high pitched noise never occurred before so I'm guessing its just the capacitors wearing out by age.
 
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Such noise will likely come from either the psu or the graphics card.
My guess would be the psu.
Put a paper tube to your ear and use it as a stethescope to try to pinpoint the noise.
Wouldn't GPU coil whine coorelate to how much load you put on it/what's on display? Really I want to concise it down like this because I cannot tell where the coil whine is coming from when I try to inspect closely because the whine is so overwhelming.

Additionally I want to know if its coming from the PSU should it be a red flag for it to be replaced ASAP?
 

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