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ASUS Matrix GTX 580 Platinum makeing high pitch noise under load

empty_mind
Level 7
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 😄 and thank you on advance 😄
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Sputnikmk2
Level 7
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?
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RonanC
Level 10
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
Level 40
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.
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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
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HiVizMan
Level 40
Hello boogman welcome to the forum.

Does the noise go away if you lower your over clock slightly (say 40Mhz) ?
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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
i7 4770k @ 3900MHz 1.0v
R.O.G Maximus VI Extreme
GTX 580 Matrix Platinum 980 MHz @1150mV GDDR @ 50015 effective @ mV
20GB Corsiar Vengeance 2x8GB PRO + 1x4GB
2X 120GB Corsair GT SDD - RAID 0
CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper
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R.A.T. 9 Mouse


i5 760 @4139MHz 1.40v
12GB coarair vengance 2012MHz 9-9-9-20 @ 1.65V
Coolermaster 430 Eliete Black



HiVizMan
Level 40
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.
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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
i7 4770k @ 3900MHz 1.0v
R.O.G Maximus VI Extreme
GTX 580 Matrix Platinum 980 MHz @1150mV GDDR @ 50015 effective @ mV
20GB Corsiar Vengeance 2x8GB PRO + 1x4GB
2X 120GB Corsair GT SDD - RAID 0
CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper
S.T.R.I.K.E 7 Keyboard
R.A.T. 9 Mouse


i5 760 @4139MHz 1.40v
12GB coarair vengance 2012MHz 9-9-9-20 @ 1.65V
Coolermaster 430 Eliete Black



NemesisChild
Level 12
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".
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