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R9 290 - Coil Whine (Ferrite broken from inductor?)

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Matkinson, 27 Oct 2017.

  1. Matkinson


    Joined: 21 Jul 2013

    Posts: 309


    This is quite a specific one, and google doesn't seem to give me any answers so I fully understand if no-one can help me here. :p

    Took apart my R9 290 MSI, noticed the end inductor (Magic R19) the top of it (ferrite?) had come unglued and is stuck to the thermal pad covering the row of inductors.

    After noticing this, I put it back together after repasting and noticed that the coil whine is pretty bad now (was there before, but manageable)

    Do you know if I can just go buy some superglue and glue the top of the inductor back on to fix or alleviate this slightly?

    Can't really afford to upgrade card right now :(

  2. Matkinson


    Joined: 21 Jul 2013

    Posts: 309

    Seemed to have fixed it.

    Just super glued the ferrite back on carefully, let it set etc.

    Now quieter than new!

    And who said you couldn't fix coil whine?! ;)

    (cue card catching fire in 3....2....1....)
    Last edited: 27 Oct 2017