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Graphics card high pitch

By ForeverGMTIF
Aug 2, 2019
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  1. So I found my old graphics card stored in a box. I took it out and thought about trying it again. So I took out My exisiting grapics card, and put in the different grapics card. So I went to turn it on and it just made the highst annoying pitch noise.

    Just like this video:

    Does anyone have a solution?
     
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 4,111   +1,213

    First, remove old driver with DDU and try it again.

    Remove card from system, using magnification and strong light - examine closely - especially capacitors - brown spots? pushed out tops? black sooty spots?

    This could be 'coil whine' which you just might locate with a non-conductive probe with a soft tip - and if you do find it, a dab of glue might dampen it. Don't get zapped.
     
  3. ForeverGMTIF

    ForeverGMTIF TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I found out theres missing a "6 pin PCI Express power cable"
    If I buy one, will it maybe work?
     
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 4,111   +1,213

    Locate manuals for motherboard, video card and power supply.
    "6 pin PCI Express power cable" is probably a cable from power supply which provides extra power to the video card - it should be part of the cabling from the power supply and it is likely needed on the video card - upper right edge connector
     

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