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There is a faint high pitched noise coming from my power supply, I have never noticed it before, sometimes when I sit and listen I don't hear the noise, sometimes it is not as loud as it is at other times, this may be normal, it may not, Im not really sure, is there any way possible I could test the power supply somehow to see if it might be dying before it ruins other components in my system? My pc is only about a year old so I'm not sure, what can be done?

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post #2 of 8
Is it louder when you play games or do something power intensive?
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post #3 of 8
Possibly interference from another device (air conditioner, refrigerator, sump pump).
If it happens at the same time everyday it could be a "dirty" generator at the power company.

Some power supplies do "squeal" under load.
post #4 of 8
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I ran prime95 for awhile and it didn't increase the whining noise.. it is very faint but my ears hear it and it can get rather annoying
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I'm not sure on the quality of the power supply, it is in my signature, I know I didn't want to go with a cheap budget power supply when I built the computer..
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post #6 of 8
Well my old psu had something called capacitor whine. When more power was being drawn from it, it would get loud and horrible. Maybe call Silverstone's technical support and ask them what they think.
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post #7 of 8
Coil whine probably, or is it coming from your PSU fan?
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post #8 of 8
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I've never heard the fan on this power supply, I wish there were a way to turn the fan speed up to see if the whine increases
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