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post #1 of 6
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Voltage regulation is fine, 12v @ 11.93 to 12.148, 5v @ 4.99 to 5.040.

Squeals only at high GPU load.

I think this Corsair unit is not made by Seasonic.
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post #2 of 6
Maybe not, but I think the general rule is that if anything is or seems wrong with the PSU, replace it. Maybe it's not dying, but if it is, you're putting all your other components at risk.
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I wouldn't play around with the power supply. If I suspect something is wrong with the psu, I get a new psu. Newegg has the seasonic x750 for $120, unless you are going to RMA that one.
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If the PSU is on its last leg, it could kill more than that.

Get rid of it as soon as you can and purchase a new one.
 
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post #5 of 6
Depends why it's making noise really. If it's coil whine then no, if the caps are busy venting, then yes, it's possible, but unlikely with a corsair.
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The argument that it squeals under high load yet puts out the correct numbers worries me. How did you go about measuring what amperage it puts out?

I would certainly be concerned if my psu was squealing. Its not normal. Therefore should be cause for concern.
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