OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
RAM: 16 GB
CPU: Intel i5-4670k
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth z87
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 7970
PSU: 850W Gold OCZ Modular Power Supply
-Graphics card emits coil whine even when no games or graphically intensive applications are running. The wine is periodic/on and off. Usually lasts 2-3 seconds per whine.
-Card emits a sound that sounds like the fans are hitting something while on the Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm main screen.
-Driver crashes in certain games. This causes the screen to freeze (while the audio continues). The screen then goes black after a period of time, and the game returns to normal sometime after that, stating that the driver crashed but has recovered.
-Card is plugged into one PCI-E 3.0x16 slot.
-Never noticed this problem before I upgraded to my new Sabertooth board.
-Board was accidentally hit by the head of my modular liquid cooler (H100i) a time or two, but the motherboard itself is armored (TUF series), so I'm doubtful that this is the problem. There are no issues with the board that I can tell. The card was tried in each of the board's PCI-E 3.0x16 slots, and the same problems mentioned above were present in both slots.
Can anyone help me?