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Continued coil whine?

Postby Moriarty » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:58 pm

Hello boys and girls! My current 980 SC suffers from some coil whine, which has been present ever since I purchased the card. It is not terrible, but it would be a relief to see it gone. I plan on purchasing a Pascal card in awhile, and then making my 980 run F@h 24/7. Would I still hear the coil whine of the 980 under load while using the new card for gaming and such? Thanks :)
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Re: Continued coil whine?

Postby bruce » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:10 am

The whine will probably not change. If it's bothersome, you might ask the manufacturer to replace it.

There are some do-ti-yourself fixes to add some kind of potting material over the core, but you'll have to consult a hardware support site to get more information.
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Re: Continued coil whine?

Postby Moriarty » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:08 am

Thanks for the advice. I can't in good conscience sell a gpu with coil whine, so maybe I could buy a cheap used pc to hold the gpu while it runs F@h.
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Re: Continued coil whine?

Postby Leonardo » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:30 pm

I can't in good conscience sell a gpu with coil whine, so maybe I could buy a cheap used pc to hold the gpu while it runs F@h.

Sure you can! Just inform potential buyers of the issue when you post a for-sale advertisement. There's nothing wrong with selling blemished/flawed items; but to not mention the problems is another matter.
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Re: Continued coil whine?

Postby Aurum » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:34 am

Moriarty wrote:Thanks for the advice. I can't in good conscience sell a gpu with coil whine, so maybe I could buy a cheap used pc to hold the gpu while it runs F@h.

Sell as "For Parts of Repair" and explain this coil whining. Or, you can donate it to The Folding Farm where it'll fold out its days in the company of others.
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Re: Continued coil whine?

Postby bruce » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:37 am

I agree with Leonardo.

If I were to buy a reliable GPU for a fair price with a known issue with coil whine, I could easily put it in a computer where the whine wouldn't keep me awake at night or otherwise interfere with my ability to fold with it. Whether it folds in your "cheap used PC" or in one I put in my garage doesn't matter to FAH.
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