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Build Advice PSU making a buzzing noise

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dreamcometru, 17 Sep 2011.

  1. Dreamcometru

    Dreamcometru Member

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    Hi i have a corsiar tx 650w psu.

    its recently started making an annoying buzzing sound. does this mean its on its last legs?
     
  2. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    How long have you had it?

    It might be on the way out, but my colleague had the same with the HX750. If he turned on wake up on lan on in the BIOS, it stopped buzzing :confused:
     
  3. Dreamcometru

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    almost 2 years i think. its not constant its intermittent and mostly not there.

    I was alt tabbing between web and a game and it started buzzing when i tabbed to the game and stopped when i tabbed out.

    Its not making any sound now....?
     
  4. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Well it comes with a 5 year warranty, maybe get in touch with Corsair and see if they think it'll be eligible for RMA?

    A fault, even intermittent, is a fault.
     
  5. Dreamcometru

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    will do but i dont have a spare psu around. so no comp for sometiem i will go mad
     
  6. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    If you do send it back, I have a PowerCool 650W that powered my sig rig for well over a year. I know it's basically unbranded but it could tide you over. You could have it for a tenner?

    Is it definitely the power supply? Not the graphics card or anything?
     
  7. Dreamcometru

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    um thanks but i dont have paypal setup or anything how would we do it?
     
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    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Couple of options, bank transfer or post me a cheque/tenner :)

    But before we go exchanging things, it'd be worth seeing if it's even eligible for RMA. And it fit is definitely your PSU and if you can repeat the sound.
     
  9. Dreamcometru

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    bah im lazy. its not makign a noise now... i'll try the rma rout see if im eligble. ty for ur help
     
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    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    If you do RMA it, offer still stands for the PSU if you need it :)
     
  11. karagiosis

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    Before RMA, rule that out. If buzz was present in the game you might be playing without Vsync. It could also happen if you use frontal audio jacks. Turn off your speakers and check.

    Anyway, i think i remember reading about some VGAs squeaking under load so you should double check the source of the noise just to be sure...
     
  12. Dreamcometru

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    i am using the front audio jacks for my carcharias why does that make it buzz? Also it hasnt buzzed in the past 5 hours or so
     
  13. Skeese

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    RMA it! Heard a few people having this buzzing issue with Corsair PSUs...
     
  14. SolidShot

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    i had one mate that buzzed like that - gave it to a mate whose an electrician, and he tested the outputs for me - Basically one of the three thingys that makes 'puter work wasnt working and thus was throwing out massive spikes in voltage. RMA it.
     
  15. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    I had my Corsair 650W PSU only 6 weeks before it started buzzing and soon afterwards it went up in smoke (thickest smoke I've ever seen a PSU go up in) so potentially it's on it's last legs. Still waiting for my replacement.

    I've had issues before with buzzing and it turned out to be faulty mains wiring where the socket wasn't earthed. So it's something to check out (for safety and legal reasons!).
     
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    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Your computer will draw exactly the same amount of power as it did with the 650, it'll just put less strain on the PSU.

    And the Corsair HX series are awesome PSUs, they're rebranded Seasonics, which are basically the best there are.
     

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