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My power supply has begun to emit a high pitch whine. It's not incredibly loud, but definitely noticeable. The sound goes away when I apply a little pressure to the top of it, but comes back a few minutes later. This is while idling too. Is my power supply failing?
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PSU failing? I don't THINK so... perhaps though. If a little pressure on the top solves the issue, it sounds like your bearings are going out on the PSU fan. Which, essentially means that yes, it is failing, but if you can tolerate the noise, then theres really no danger until you feel it get HOT. ONce the fan quits, then the PSU is dead. Before that....it just means it's going going gone.
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Time to replace! Fan bearing is toast!
 
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yea it could mean that your fan is dying. current thing is happening to me right now. if your comfortable replace the fan, if not, rma that sucker!
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