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Wannabe Geek

#27796 6-Nov-2008 21:46
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Hi All,

I have a 9800GTX but I am a bit worried about the noises it makes.

When ever I am gaming or using a 3D intensive program, it makes a buzzing noise dependent on frame rate. 
For example, running 3Dmark, the loading screens give a high pitched buzz, yet the normal testing sequences almost play a tune!

The guys at the shop I bought it from say its normal!?!?!?

It is a Gigabyte card.

Any one else have this same problem?

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Ultimate Geek


  #176435 6-Nov-2008 22:21
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Just had a quick search on google and your problem seems to be a pretty common complaint - but all forums etc say the same thing, that its just when its working overtime especially on the loading of games.

Although some qucik things that may sound stupid - You've made sure power is in? (the only actual solution found?)

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  #178947 19-Nov-2008 23:03
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I wish I had a 9800gtx

I have a 9800GT 1GB...

Mines quiet though :p


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  #178951 19-Nov-2008 23:10
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does seem odd, can you isolate the where the sound is coming from? is it a heat pipe HSF? just wondering if its the gas heating up and cooling down. Obviously there is no speaker on the card itself so it can't be creating the sound, I can only deduce its the HSF. I only have the stock 9800GT, but the cooling solution Foxconn went with is pretty quiet, and in MOHA, rFactor, Kane and Lynch et all I only peak at 69C with a modest overclock.

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  #178960 20-Nov-2008 00:06
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krisby:  Obviously there is no speaker on the card itself so it can't be creating the sound

Not sure about the 9800GTX, but both my 8800GT cards have a small piezo on them that buzzes when the 6 pin power cable isn't plugged in.

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  #178985 20-Nov-2008 08:20
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good point.

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Ultimate Geek

  #178986 20-Nov-2008 08:31
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For those with a stock 9800GT, make sure you download rivatuner and overclock it.

I got an extra 100Mhz on the core and memory straight out of the box, with no effort to fine tune at all -completely stable.

"There is no way to Peace -Peace is the Way" (A. J. Muste)


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  #179021 20-Nov-2008 10:49
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yeah, thats what I use, though I only did a modest overclock of 650 on the core and 918 on the memory. Could go higher I guess but not sure it will yield enough to be worthwhile, afterall I'm pretty happy with the results anyway, though I'm sure when I borrow a mates Far Cry 2 I may have to resort to some extra oomph if I want to continue playing at 16x12 maxed.

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