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Old 03-11-2015
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Default Weird buzzing/clicking

I've had my computer for about a week and as of this afternoon, the GPU (a HIS 7950) started getting really hot. Looking into it further in MSI Afterburner, the voltage was downclocked to 825, from the stock 1031. It has been running at 1031 up until this afternoon. I moved the voltage back to stock and it immediately has this weird sound in the video. Does not matter if it is under full load or idle. The sound is constant. Whenever I reboot the computer or it goes to sleep, it auto-downvolts back to 825. There is no sound at 825. Nothing on the card was OC'd and I even tried it with the 2nd bios and the same thing happens. The higher I turn up the voltage, the worse the sound is. There are no visual problems on screen like artifacts or stuttering. Just the noise. It's not coil whine or the fans either, I've checked the fan controls with different speeds and this does not affect it. Is this a PSU or a GPU problem? I haven't the slightest idea what is causing this. Oh, the temps are a normal 60 c when I put it back to stock voltage.

Here is the noise:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLtkXYUb60s

Here are some specs from the essentials....
My PSU = EVGA Supernova 750 B1
MOtherboard = Gigabyte X79-UP4
GPU = HIS ICEQ 7950 Boost

Thank you for taking your time to look at this.

-Colin
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Sounds like the graphics card is having an issue.
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Sounds like the graphics card is having an issue.
I feel like this is the case too. The sounds are coming from it after all...... I've had an interesting journey with this graphics card order. The first card got lost by USPS and showed up soaking wet 9 days later and smashed. The replacement had all sorts of flickering issues right out of the box and this one (3rd) was fine up until this past afternoon. It lasted about a week and a half. The GPU seller is tying to say that it's PSU that is probably causing this as he tests all his cards before he sends them out. These are refurbished cards, so who knows what kind of bit-coining hell they came from. With that being said, are there any voltage tests I can do to eliminate fault blamed on the PSU? I would just hate to make this guy keep losing money on shipping (and time) if the card was fine.

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The voltages you're seeing in the software are actually coming from the VRMs of the graphics card. So it's very unlikely the PSU.
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