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empty_mind
01-02-2012, 02:40 PM
hello everyone i had my Matrix GTX 580 P for a while now and i started to notice more and more that it makes a slightly high pitch noise kinda like friktion against rubber or something like that. it only happens under load and this happens in all games but when i turn the grafic settings to low in the game then it stops. i was just wondering if anyone else are experiencing the same kind of noise when playing.

i dont think power is the propblem since i have Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850 Watts PSU

hope someone can help me :D and thank you on advance :D

_
01-03-2012, 10:42 AM
Is it from the graphics card or PSU? Can you pin-point it?

Have you tried other PCIe power cables (assuming it has more than two)? It's likely coil whine, which shouldn't be possible on the graphics card due to the sealed chokes, but I can't speak for the PSU.

empty_mind
01-03-2012, 04:42 PM
i have my psu i the bottom of the case so it is hard to say where it is comeing from. at first i thought is was the PSU but when i took off the side of my case and tried to listen is sounded more like it was coming from the card, and im pretty sure it is not coming from my cpu or that area.

ill try change my cables and se if that will work. :D

empty_mind
01-03-2012, 06:09 PM
i just changed the cables but with no luck ;(

but after trying to pinpoint the noise im actually not sure it is from the graphics card, since the noise also is verry loud on the back of the PSU where the air flows through.

so unless someone post anything i can try to fix it ill most likely be disconnecting everything and sending in the PSU for a repair.

thankyou for the advice this far.

HiVizMan
01-03-2012, 07:01 PM
Have a look and see if the cable that provides power to the fans in the graphic card is touching a fan blade. I had that once. Screeched like a wild beast.

What board is your card in?

_
01-04-2012, 12:55 AM
i just changed the cables but with no luck ;(

but after trying to pinpoint the noise im actually not sure it is from the graphics card, since the noise also is verry loud on the back of the PSU where the air flows through.

so unless someone post anything i can try to fix it ill most likely be disconnecting everything and sending in the PSU for a repair.

thankyou for the advice this far.

Then it's definitely the PSU coils. What you're hearing is likely a combination of the expelled air carrying the noise out and the coils closest to the back of the PSU vibrating under heavy load. If changing the power cables doesnt work (to try and alternate the load rails) the only fix is an exchange unfortunately :(

empty_mind
01-05-2012, 09:39 AM
Have a look and see if the cable that provides power to the fans in the graphic card is touching a fan blade. I had that once. Screeched like a wild beast.

What board is your card in?

my mother bord is asus p8z68-v pro/ 3gen and the there is any cables touching anything.

HiVizMan
01-05-2012, 09:52 AM
Thanks my friend - sometimes it is silly things and we forget to look for the obvious.

Are you able to swap your PSU with another to do a test? Or failing that can you take your graphic card to a friends house (or a store) and see if the noise is replicated in their system.

What we are doing is elimination of possible causes. What we have left after doing so logically have to be where the problem is located :)

empty_mind
01-06-2012, 03:34 AM
since the noise only is there when my card is under load and useing alot of power, i have to find someone with the same setup then.

if i put a smaller card in it will use less power. And i dont know anyone that has a card useing the same kind of power as the matrix xD

HiVizMan
01-06-2012, 09:35 AM
Just take your card to a friends house and see if it squeals under load. Use the same overclock if any is used on your graphic card.

Sputnikmk2
01-09-2012, 05:46 AM
My card does the same thing, seems directly related to gpu load, and higher Gpu frequency's and/or voltages make it a higher pitch whine.
I can only hear it if I'm listening for it though - its not that loud, the case fans are almost louder, and its definitely from the card.
Would it be the vrm's on the card?

RonanC
01-11-2012, 03:30 PM
i too have had this problem, i thought it was normal!

the other day i was cleaning my rig and had removed the matrix when i noticed that one of the power connectors wa NOT clipped in all the way, didnt think anything of it it was only when I had it all back together and was benchmarking that I realized that my whine noise was gone, checked my temps and the power tempature was sitting 8c lower than it was before on load.

previously I was only able to achieve a stable overclock of 940mhz @ 1.15, now I am stable @ 970@1.15.

I am not sure how the unclipped power connector was having such effect but my only guess is because it was not clipped in it was causing ripple or noise when trying to draw full amps.

HiVizMan
01-11-2012, 04:53 PM
Thanks for that bit of information Ronan what you have described is quite a common problem, with some cards (not just the Matrix) the female socket is so snug that it is hard to fit the connector and people are a little cautious about pushing hard with a $500 card.

boogman
01-14-2012, 12:38 AM
hey, i also have the same problem, the furest i can pinpoint the noise is on the pcb, above the middle of the led sign, around the TR letters, i have checked my 8 pin power leans and they seem fine, system is deftinately stable as i have been running furmark foor 30 mins +
my specs are as follws
PSU :- HX750 Corsair
mobo :- asus p7p55d-e
matrix currently @ 976MHz for 1144mV
more info can be provided if required
hope that helps
boogman

HiVizMan
01-14-2012, 09:42 AM
Hello boogman welcome to the forum.

Does the noise go away if you lower your over clock slightly (say 40Mhz) ?

boogman
01-14-2012, 10:21 AM
hi, and thanks, no the noise does now go away, however it is only when the card is under full stress, if i ease the gpu usage to 70% it disappears totally, tested this at 400MHz core, stock and at 1GHz and same for all 3
thanks boogman

HiVizMan
01-14-2012, 10:49 AM
Yes that is consistent with other users. Noise is only present when under high stress. As far as I know there is no easy fix or any fix for that matter.

Sorry.

boogman
01-14-2012, 11:12 AM
hey, cheers for the heads up, i am not fussed about the noise, 90% of the time infront of the computer i have my vulcans on so i cant hear it anyway,
just wanna makesure its a "normal noise" and nothing to worry about and that my card isnt gonna die on me
cheers boogman

NemesisChild
01-16-2012, 10:09 PM
The high pitched noise or squeal is somewhat common with todays high powered graphic cards.
It has to do with capacitor coils vibrating when under heavy GPU load, thus producing the squealing noise.
There is not much that can be done to eliminate it, it will not harm the graphic card, really nothing to worry about.

Enabling Vsync (60 FPS cap) while playing games usually reduces or eliminates the noise...

thus confirming that it's capacitor coil "whine".