weird high pitched noise coming from my PSU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mr_scarface, May 17, 2013.

  1. mr_scarface

    mr_scarface Master Guru

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fB8DzjBtz8

    it sounds like that. but not as loud but still headache inducing. the psu is a cooler master 600w silent pro.

    i have had it for a year almost and it has been doing this sound for about a week now. i cleaned it out a few days before it started making this sound.


    i was looking to replace my video card for doing another noise that was also very annoying but i might just replace this psu instead. if i have to any recomdenations for a new psu? i want to keep it under 120 dollars.
     
  2. Deathchild

    Deathchild Ancient Guru

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    Location of store where you're buying it from? We'll help you pick.
     
  3. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Could be load on your capacitors, could be a sign that it's about to go.

    deltatux
     
  4. mr_scarface

    mr_scarface Master Guru

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    tigerdirect.

    before anyone says anything i go there because i live 10 minutes away from there.


    i am upgrading my video card to a 770 or 760ti when the summer begins too.
     

  5. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Couldn't you send it in for RMA?

    deltatux
     
  6. mr_scarface

    mr_scarface Master Guru

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    i lost all the stuff for it when i moved :(
     
  7. ground_zero298

    ground_zero298 Master Guru

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    Most power supplies will be fine. Everyone seems to have a preference for what they use.

    I've used 3 brands that I can recommend.

    I've had many FSP psu's and never any issues, from cheap to high end.

    A Kingwin that worked flawlessly.

    I just added a Seasonic last year. After I added the Seasonic I got capacitor whine on my gtx570. Chance are good it was just something I noticed after I installed the new psu because the 5 series were notorious for whine.

    Then again I've seen many people get $30 no name psu's and they last for years also. Seen a couple of the fans go out on these, and they do make a lot more noise but they worked.

    At the end of the day, whatever you decide, I'm sure it will work fine.
     

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