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I just recently put my computer together, and while I'm quite happy with it, there's this annoying, high-pitched sound coming from my AX1200 PSU.

I've read of noise complaints before of the AX1200, but that was back around sept-oct of last year, I'm certain the issue was sorted out since then. I've also listened to some youtube uploads of others complaining of AX1200 noise, and it was different than mine; theirs were a lot higher pitched.

I've uploaded an audio clip I recorded with my iPhone, please let me know your thoughts

Note: This post shouldn't have anything to do with my use of the power supply. I know it's slightly overkill for 580 SLI'd, but it was bought when I originally thought I'd be getting 590 Quad-SLI, but purchased the 580's instead due to fear of micro-stutter.
Edited by Scytus - 5/2/11 at 2:08am
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post #2 of 22
It sounds like Coil Whine. I wouldn't worry about it really.

You can RMA though if it's bothering you.
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It sounds like Coil Whine. I wouldn't worry about it really.

You can RMA though if it's bothering you.
It's driving me absolutely nuts

How's the RMA process? Would I have to be without a PSU for days/weeks? as I kind of need one for my PC to run x]
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Well you could always pick up a temp unit in the mean time; but the RMA process is pretty quick for Corsair.
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post #5 of 22
Corsair may be willing to cross ship you a replacement.

Basically you hang onto your old unit, and they ship you a replacement. In the meantime they put a charge for the MSRP of the PSU on your account (but you don't have to pay it). Once you get the replacement you ship them the damaged one, and once they receive it they remove the charge. If you try to scam them by not sending back the old one, they make you pay the charge.
post #6 of 22
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Corsair may be willing to cross ship you a replacement.

Basically you hang onto your old unit, and they ship you a replacement. In the meantime they put a charge for the MSRP of the PSU on your account (but you don't have to pay it). Once you get the replacement you ship them the damaged one, and once they receive it they remove the charge. If you try to scam them by not sending back the old one, they make you pay the charge.
Makes complete sense, I would really, really prefer this option. Hopefully they'll be able to.
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Duuude. That sounds like some creepy alien starship or something. Nah, I think you're fine. But, it would definitley piss me off if I had to listen to it.
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post #8 of 22
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New developments...I started to notice that the pitch of the noise would change every time I do something. Whether it is loading an application, or even simply scrolling on a webpage.

To put into perspective what I mean, it sounds like the power supply is "working" with each action I take, similar to that of the noise of an HDD trying to keep up/load with your actions..

..is this still coil whine?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scytus View Post
New developments...I started to notice that the pitch of the noise would change every time I do something. Whether it is loading an application, or even simply scrolling on a webpage.

To put into perspective what I mean, it sounds like the power supply is "working" with each action I take, similar to that of the noise of an HDD trying to keep up/load with your actions..

..is this still coil whine?
Uh oh, new issue, just RMA it
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post #10 of 22
I sure hope its the PSU not mobo or video card, make sure you can pinpoint it to PSU and then RMA it. I have heard of coil wine come from motherboards too..
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