Unbearable PSU idle noise

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by eddman, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. eddman

    eddman Member Guru

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    I've had my PSU for almost 6 years now. It has served me well.

    It was all good till about a week ago when it started to make a weird, unbearable noise while idling, but not under load.

    Here is a video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4ld01tmXkg

    This noise is when the PC is idle. Around 0:40 mark I run OCCT and the noise pretty much goes away, and then comes back as soon as I close it, around 0:48.

    My question is, can it be fixed?

    If not, then I'll be forced to sell the PSU and buy a new one, which would be a little hard, since I'm a bit short on cash.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. machete

    machete Active Member

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    6 years old? better to throw it away then to give someone that annoying sound lol
     
  3. jbmcmillan

    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    If that thing pops you might be upgrading a lot more than the power supply.
     
  4. fuma86

    fuma86 Active Member

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    6 years old ?:) It's time... [*] for the PSU xD
     

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