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Old 30-01-09, 03:46 PM
AntiHeroUK AntiHeroUK is offline
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Xfx 4870x2

Since I got the GTX 280 I haven't been 100% happy with it and now that I've found out the capacitor squealing from it interferes with my sound card I have set up an RMA for a full refund. Let's hope OcUK sort this out for me easily. I have had no problems with them thus far but there is a first time for everything.

Anyway, seeing as I have plenty of cash in the bank atm I decided to go ahead and order the XFX 4870X2 that OcUK have just got in stock. Should be here on Monday if all goes well

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Old 30-01-09, 03:55 PM
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I personaly have always found OCUK pretty good with RMA...knock on wood.

the 4870x2 is a great card curiouse why didn't you try the gtx 295...put of by the 280??
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Old 30-01-09, 04:06 PM
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In a way yes the 280 has put me off a little. But seeing as the XFX card is so cheap on OcUK atm (£333) compared to the £440 on Scan I think it was a good buy.
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Old 30-01-09, 04:36 PM
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oh yes a very good buy. its cheap
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Old 30-01-09, 06:09 PM
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I feel ya man... My X2 squealed like a ***** though too so that might not be the end of it.

That said I think I'm just keep RMA'ing 295s until Ebuyer send me one that doesn't squeal.
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Old 30-01-09, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by name='AntiHeroUK'
Since I got the GTX 280 I haven't been 100% happy with it and now that I've found out the capacitor squealing from it interferes with my sound card I have set up an RMA for a full refund. Let's hope OcUK sort this out for me easily. I have had no problems with them thus far but there is a first time for everything.
Now there's a funny thing. Whilst in-game I don't notice this, but if u do something like folding, I notice my rear speakers being influenced by the 280.

Be interested in knowing if this is "life-threatening" for the card.

(otherwize not bothered tbh)

Most squealing can be nailed down to quality of power supplied. However I think I am using very very borderline wattage on my system, so wouldn't openly complain.
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Old 31-01-09, 08:15 AM
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Ok I have to admit I am lost as to what you guys mean by squealing!

Is the noise comming from the card,

or the fan on the card,

or through your speakers, but caused by interference from the card!
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Old 31-01-09, 08:50 AM
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The squealing comes from capacitors in the card. It's a high pitched whine. This whine interferes with my sound card and causes the quality of voice and music to degrade.
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Old 31-01-09, 09:20 AM
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Ah, mine's not quite like that.

The card, physically, doesn't whine (although I'd probably have to turn off the fan on it to hear anything properly that close).

But it is influencing the soundcard, probably via the bus or summit.
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Old 31-01-09, 09:50 AM
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Na on mine it's been the caps and coil really going for it....
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