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RTX 2060 - Dreaded coil whine

qubit

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I always take a permanent marker and mark the edge of the PCB with a binary number(in dots). Harmless and irremovable. Got one back once. Put it back in the mail, called and gave them an ear full. They overnighted me a replacement which was a better product.
Nerd level 10. The qubit approvez. :cool:
 
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I know the feeling I can't bear coil whine neither (Sapphire 290X, KFA² GTX970 two awful cards I had about this).
My build is focused on silence and I'm impressed by the Gigabyte Aorus, OC at 1740Mhz (turbo goes to 2050) when I play I just hear the normal sound of the card, what it is supposed to do, I can barely hear the fans and that there is power into it, it might come from the VRM but clearly it's a regular sound and not coil whine or any irregular irritating sound, my next graphic card will be a Gigabyte for sure.

I think the best is to get a refund and change the brand if like many you don't play with fans at maximum, you have more chance to get the nice pick. Read great reviews too to make the good choice.
 
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Indeed, this is why I take careful note of the serial number and photograph the card for distinguishing marks. If there aren't any, I'll add something very discreet that they won't notice and check when I get the returned card/mobo/HDD etc. I've not been stiffed yet.
I did think about this - so I actually insisted I keep the card whilst they sent me a replacement.

Have you tried a different PSU?
I haven't as honestly, I can't be bothered. I spent some considerable time on the cable management but i'll consider it as a last resort.

My best option is looking like an exchange to the Gigabyte 2060 perhaps.
 
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The gigabyte 2080ti windforce OC in my main rig is dead silent. I hear nothing from it. the gigabyte 2080 windforce OC (non Ti) in my other rig sounds like a hornet’s nest. It’s absolutely unbearable. I’m probably going to RMA it. Or maybe take some hot glue to it

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Its mostly tied to components used. Better ones dont do this. Most of my upper-end graphic cards from MSI were fine. Also XFX. Sapphire on other hand was quite disappointing.

My current Powerdevil whines a bit too, thankfully its pretty low pitch and it has jet-like fans so doesnt matter really, you cant hear yourself thinking, let alone some coils. :D
 

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Its mostly tied to components used. Better ones dont do this. Most of my upper-end graphic cards from MSI were fine. Also XFX. Sapphire on other hand was quite disappointing.

My current Powerdevil whines a bit too, thankfully its pretty low pitch and it has jet-like fans so doesnt matter really, you cant hear yourself thinking, let alone some coils. :D
Sapphire would of gladly accepted a rma for coil whine
 
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