Question Ways to get rid of coil whine?

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ik there are ways to get rid of coil whine by using thermal pads or something else to stop them from vibrating but can people please tell me how it is actually done please?
 

Grobe

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If you know the exact coil that emits the whine noise, you can use a hot glue gun and enclose the coil. It may not remove all of the noise.

This is of course only if you can afford to loose the gpu in the process.
 
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If you know the exact coil that emits the whine noise, you can use a hot glue gun and enclose the coil. It may not remove all of the noise.

This is of course only if you can afford to loose the gpu in the process.
Wait so this could kill the gpu?
 
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I see that was bad wording from me.

Point is - even if you take all precautions into handling of the GPU - you'll probably loose guarantee if anything goes wrong.

To answer the question - it comes down to your ability to dismount an handle the GPU carefully enough to minimize the risk of any damage.
I'm not the person that would be doing it my pc is with a specialist so should i tell him to do that?
 

Grobe

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But its passed the return date on amazon and when I spoke to gigabyte they said that the warranty has stayed with amazon as they were the first owners of the card so what should I do?
Then you should maybe considering buying a new one. Or you can simply live with the coil whine.

Btw: Are you completely sure that the sound comes from the GPU ?
 
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Then you should maybe considering buying a new one. Or you can simply live with the coil whine.

Btw: Are you completely sure that the sound comes from the GPU ?
Well its definitely not coming from the psu but I've had my doubts from the noise when I play ac odyseey coming solely from the gpu as its so much louder than the noise that it normally creates
 

Grobe

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Do u mean motherboard and if so do u know anyway of figuring out if it is?
Well, you may not be able to tell just by your ears (I know I wouldn't), so here is what I suggest:
  • Get yourself a mic. It have to be small and easy to relocate, and have a least a meter of wire so you'll reach inside the cabinet. You better have a standalone webcam too. If you have a laptop with web cam and you're able to point it toward the inside of the cabinet, that will work too (don't need to get another web cam).
  • Then you get software to record sound and video from web cam. I'll recommend OBS studio for this - and optionally Audacity too (sound editing software, you can see a graphical representation of the sound).
  • Then you make a record where video comes from web cam and sound comes from the mic, and you move the mic around inside the cabinet to record any sound from a coil.
  • And of course you need to upload the result (Youtube or similar) unless you figure out yourself during the process where the sound actually comes from.
 
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Well, you may not be able to tell just by your ears (I know I wouldn't), so here is what I suggest:
  • Get yourself a mic. It have to be small and easy to relocate, and have a least a meter of wire so you'll reach inside the cabinet. You better have a standalone webcam too. If you have a laptop with web cam and you're able to point it toward the inside of the cabinet, that will work too (don't need to get another web cam).
  • Then you get software to record sound and video from web cam. I'll recommend OBS studio for this - and optionally Audacity too (sound editing software, you can see a graphical representation of the sound).
  • Then you make a record where video comes from web cam and sound comes from the mic, and you move the mic around inside the cabinet to record any sound from a coil.
  • And of course you need to upload the result (Youtube or similar) unless you figure out yourself during the process where the sound actually comes from.
So I have to get obs on my laptop and would a mic from a pair of headphones work for this? Also when i set up the recording do I just move the mic around the case?
 
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Well, you may not be able to tell just by your ears (I know I wouldn't), so here is what I suggest:
  • Get yourself a mic. It have to be small and easy to relocate, and have a least a meter of wire so you'll reach inside the cabinet. You better have a standalone webcam too. If you have a laptop with web cam and you're able to point it toward the inside of the cabinet, that will work too (don't need to get another web cam).
  • Then you get software to record sound and video from web cam. I'll recommend OBS studio for this - and optionally Audacity too (sound editing software, you can see a graphical representation of the sound).
  • Then you make a record where video comes from web cam and sound comes from the mic, and you move the mic around inside the cabinet to record any sound from a coil.
  • And of course you need to upload the result (Youtube or similar) unless you figure out yourself during the process where the sound actually comes from.
So can I use a earphone mic? And when i have the recording set up do I just move my mic around the case?
 

Grobe

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Well, yes - assuming you can detach the mic from the headset. I wouldn't recommend stuffing a whole headset inside the cabinet - too easy to touch something by accident and it then cost much more than just getting a little mic.
 
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Well, yes - assuming you can detach the mic from the headset. I wouldn't recommend stuffing a whole headset inside the cabinet - too easy to touch something by accident and it then cost much more than just getting a little mic.
I meant the Mike on like apple headphones cus its smaller could that work
 

hang-the-9

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But its passed the return date on amazon and when I spoke to gigabyte they said that the warranty has stayed with amazon as they were the first owners of the card so what should I do?
That is not right, Amazon is the retailer for the card not the "owner", there should be a registration on the Gigabyte site you can do to register your card as yours. Contact their support again, this is the first time I have seen a company claim the retailer is the owner of the card for warranty.
 
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That is not right, Amazon is the retailer for the card not the "owner", there should be a registration on the Gigabyte site you can do to register your card as yours. Contact their support again, this is the first time I have seen a company claim the retailer is the owner of the card for warranty.
I just signed up for my warranty thanks for ur help. I'm still waiting for a response regarding the coil whine rma situation. What do u think about coil whine. Have u had/have it and if so what did u do?
 

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