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    4090 TUF OC Coil whine under load

    So i have just put the aforementioned GPU in my system, hooked it up with 4x8 PIN PCIE connectors via the adaptor supplied with it and under any sort of load, there is a very loud coil whine audible over game audio.

    At first i thought it was due to the fact i was doing initial testing after installation and the case side panel was off, but even with the panel on, the noise is still audible over audio during games and synthetic benchmarks.

    Anyone else Experienced this?

    Is it something that might be fixed with a vbios update, or have i got a card that is perhaps a bit of a lemon?

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    I have the same issue on the same card..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQU6-ILFX5Q


    It's been years i haven't been lucky with this, all my previous cards had coil whine; and it sucks even more on this one since the temperatures are gread and so the fans are quite silent in game and so all i can hear is this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asryan View Post
    I have the same issue on the same card..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQU6-ILFX5Q


    It's been years i haven't been lucky with this, all my previous cards had coil whine; and it sucks even more on this one since the temperatures are gread and so the fans are quite silent in game and so all i can hear is this
    i don't really do productivity work but i have found a solution, or perhaps its more of a workaround than a solution for the issue in gaming, now i know there are probably people that are going to say "duh! obviously" here but i have never really had to deal with coil whine before so never really paid attention to videos or articles talking about it. However, i have found that if i cap the frame rate, even at something obscenely high like 240fps, it all but eliminates the coil whine and as my displays doesnt do higher than 144hz without enabling overclocking, its not really going to lose me anything by capping the frames

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    It's also worth noting that coil whine can be affected by power supply. So for Asryan's situation, if the same power supply is reused, that could be the culprit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupladel View Post
    i don't really do productivity work but i have found a solution, or perhaps its more of a workaround than a solution for the issue in gaming, now i know there are probably people that are going to say "duh! obviously" here but i have never really had to deal with coil whine before so never really paid attention to videos or articles talking about it. However, i have found that if i cap the frame rate, even at something obscenely high like 240fps, it all but eliminates the coil whine and as my displays doesnt do higher than 144hz without enabling overclocking, its not really going to lose me anything by capping the frames
    I tried capping fps, didn't seemd to help.

    Quote Originally Posted by xeromist View Post
    It's also worth noting that coil whine can be affected by power supply. So for Asryan's situation, if the same power supply is reused, that could be the culprit.
    Yep same one. I had the same issue on my strix 3090. I've tried with to a thor a some point in the past same issue but seasonic and thor are quite the same..

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    "Coil" whine or inductor noise is a natural phenomenon.

    1) PSUs produce their own coil whine. How much depends on the quality, type, specs, and size of the components used.

    2) The graphics card also produces some coil whine. Again, how much depends on the quality, type, specs, and size of the components used.

    3) Interaction between the PSU and graphics card can result in louder coil whine.

    4) Coil whine is related to frequency and current.

    5) Rapid changes in current demands (such as rapid load modulation when transitioning from low power state) is a major contributor to piezoelectric noise (some capacitor types are more prone to this).

    6) As ripple frequency and other sources of power-related noise can impact the level of coil whine, some combinations of PSU and graphics cards may exhibit more noise than others. For a vendor, it is very difficult to account for all permutations because the cost is a factor if you want to increase resilience to coil whine. There is only so much a vendor will or can do.

    7) As current plays a part, the amount of audible whine will vary from system to system.

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    IDK About your 4090, but my last 2 Asus cards both had it my Tuf 3090 OC, and 2080Ti Strix OC.

    My NEW Gigabyte 4090 OC Doesn't have one bit of coil whine.
    I am using Seasonic 1000W power supply.

    This is an Asus issue, and honestly unacceptable for that cost.

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