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My PSU always makes a clicking noise just before the computer shuts down. It sounds like a switch being toggled. Now the PSU makes the noise in random intervals. It does not matter if the computer is under load or not, it happens randomly. The noise is the same as when the computer shuts down.

I've searched the internet for an answer but it mostly turns up results of a continually clicking PSU. I think its nothing to be worried about but it has never done this before.

I also checked to see if there possible was a drop in power draw when a click was heard but no drop or spike was detected.

Any ideas?
Edited by Sonolegolas - 7/22/11 at 7:45am
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post #2 of 13
Could possibly be the PSU staring to fail on you, or perhaps the fan staring to go nuts.
How old is the PSU now? The Corsair once are stable good once, so would doubt that it's failing on you - but ofc, even the best things failes sometimes.
     
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post #3 of 13
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I got it somewhere around January 2009, possibly 2008. I can't find the receipt just yet, I will keep looking. It has a 10 year warranty. It clicks once every few hours or so.

Edit: I did some voltage tweaking and overclocking and there is no instability regarding voltages. This is actually the first time I got the E6400 to 3.6GHz on 1.5V. I did some Vantage and PCMark runs. Also ran Prime64 and OCCT. Everything is stable and there are no voltage fluctuations. It seems everything is fine, but still, there is a click every few hours.
Edited by Sonolegolas - 7/22/11 at 8:25am
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post #4 of 13
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Bump. Anyone know what it is? I checked if its the fan but its not, its spinning normally even after a click is heard.
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post #5 of 13
Could be a capacitor.
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Haze_hellivo View Post
Could be a capacitor.
Do dying capacitors produce a clicking noise every few hours? I can't open the PSU I check, I think.
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post #7 of 13
Ive seen it happen but they die after a few minutes. Only option is to open the psu and turn it on, does the psu smell burning?
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post #8 of 13
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I don't smell anything burning. I checked if there were screws, if I could open the psu but there are non. Well, there seem to be screws but the heads are removed, it was like this when I got it.
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post #9 of 13
Don't open it if you still have warranty, you will void it by doing so.

My advice would be to contact Corsair directly as they will most likely know best what to do.
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post #10 of 13
Weird, If it was me Id use a power drill.

Can you post a pic of your psu?

If it has warranty RMA it or contact Coursair.
Edited by Haze_hellivo - 7/25/11 at 6:57am
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