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Hello,

I built my system over the weekend once I had my H100 in and everything is awesome but the PSU with all the fans turned off to verify (using a FC) the PSU makes buzzing sounds and its kinda faint like coil whinning or something and it's driving me nuts! I haven't read any bad reviews on the AX and though all is well but since the build I went to google AX850 Buzzing and got a few threads on it.

Others like me:

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=89210

Tried this from the support thread and no change

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=85166

More people

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=91273

Tons of "noise issues threads"
http://forum.corsair.com/forums/tags.php?tag=noise

What else can I do to check or get rid of these, last resort would be a RMA but my main PC would be down probably atleast 2 weeks.

I also tried different surge protectors and plugs in the rooms, never had this issue with old PC which used a Seasonic 750X.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Aeropath View Post
Hello,

I built my system over the weekend once I had my H100 in and everything is awesome but the PSU with all the fans turned off to verify (using a FC) the PSU makes buzzing sounds and its kinda faint like coil whining or something and it's driving me nuts! I haven't read any bad reviews on the AX and though all is well but since the build I went to google AX850 Buzzing and got a few threads on it.
Buzzing/whining is common on graphics cards and power supplies. Corsairs usually don't, but anything is possible. You can google pretty much any power supply or graphics card and find those threads.

Your options are to void your warranty, gut it, and paint it with clear nail polish around the base of all the caps and on all the coils - or you can RMA it with Corsair. If you request them to ship you a new one first they may be able to, but they'll require a hold on your credit card.
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Did not know they can ship 1st with CC hold, def a option for that.
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post #4 of 8
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Did not know they can ship 1st with CC hold, def a option for that.
That's how i get about 95% of my RMAs done building PCs for people. I've never had to swap a Corsair part though, so I don't know for a fact that they will.

Most companies normally tell you "They can make an exception for you, but they don't normally do it" and then do it anyways... But I've never had to do one with Corsair for anything.
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post #5 of 8
Glad I saw this thread. Ive bought two different Corsair PSUs with that same exact problem. The first PSU I bought was an HX850 which I returned, replaced it with an AX850 and it also makes the same sound!!!! My previous PSU was a TX750 that never gave me any problems.

I'm going to use it until Monday and if the noise doesn't go away then its going back to corsair
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Some more facts:

Safe mode does not produce the sound when I open windows up and drag them around the screen like in non safe mode.

I used a HT line conditioner that I plugged the PC in for optimal power quality and same buzz.

When I drag a window around or play any games or surf the net in windows I get the sound.

Anything else I can try? I might have to sell this for a lose and buy a different brand but it won't match my case theme of Corsair. Are there any PSUs with the same type of sleeving cables or better (pure pure black) around the 850W range?
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Aeropath View Post
Some more facts:

Safe mode does not produce the sound when I open windows up and drag them around the screen like in non safe mode.

I used a HT line conditioner that I plugged the PC in for optimal power quality and same buzz.

When I drag a window around or play any games or surf the net in windows I get the sound.

Anything else I can try? I might have to sell this for a lose and buy a different brand but it won't match my case theme of Corsair. Are there any PSUs with the same type of sleeving cables or better (pure pure black) around the 850W range?
swap for a lower powered GPU card. See if you just have a weak/buzzing PCI-E rail in your PSU.
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post #8 of 8
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I have a large seems like 10" long 260 i never sold I'm sure it more power and I think a 7800 GTX I can use that's real old.

I will also swap the PCI-E cables with the other set on the PSU and see how that goes.

Just another side note, when the computer is idling in windows doing nothing I hear no whistling/buzzing. Odd my 460 would have this issue with a PSU.
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