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me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

Is coil whine dangerous?

Brutal doom gives me coil whine, no other game/mod does. Is it harmful to my computer? I've never had it before so I have no idea if I should stop playing.



Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ

Do you know where it is coming from, PSU, mobo, vid card?



Skit112

join:2001-08-06
Hoboken, NJ
reply to me1212

It shouldn't be harmful just annoying.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Skit112

GPU, since it never happened before I got it. Apparently its common with the 7950. Just wanna make sure its okay, since its only on one game.



BonezX
Basement Dweller
Premium
join:2004-04-13
Canada
kudos:1

said by me1212:

GPU, since it never happened before I got it. Apparently its common with the 7950. Just wanna make sure its okay, since its only on one game.

it's fine, just annoying.

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

Thank you my good sir!



TruSm0ke

join:2005-07-21
Michigan
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to me1212

Can you still RMA your GPU? Coil whine shouldn't be happening and usually isn't a good sign. What's really odd is that it's only happening with 1 game and not others. Let alone for a game/mod like Brutal Doom with an older graphics engine. Very odd.

You don't hear coil whine with any other game??


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

Nope nothing else gives me problems at all.



BonezX
Basement Dweller
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join:2004-04-13
Canada
kudos:1
reply to TruSm0ke

said by TruSm0ke:

Can you still RMA your GPU? Coil whine shouldn't be happening and usually isn't a good sign. What's really odd is that it's only happening with 1 game and not others. Let alone for a game/mod like Brutal Doom with an older graphics engine. Very odd.

You don't hear coil whine with any other game??

coil wine can happen with any piece of hardware even brand new out of box. not to mention that companies usually won't RMA for coil whine.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP73edpQwgc

explains it a bit.


TruSm0ke

join:2005-07-21
Michigan
Reviews:
·Comcast

Wow thats so annoying! I would pull my hair out hearing that. I have an aneurysm when even 1 of my hard drives makes a sound out of place.

@me1212 - If it only coil whines for 1 of your games, then its not even that big of deal. If it doesn't bother you too much then I wouldn't worry about it too much. Me? I'd probably drop kick my video card out the window.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

Its not very loud, its far quieter than the video is. Its just enough that I heard something weird when playing, its so quiet I thought it may have been part of the game but it wasn't