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just got a brand new corsair HX1050
working good so far
when i shutdown or do a cold start i hear a clicking sound
this normal?
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You sure its from the PSU? Clicking sounds usually come from dead hard drives, but even then they're not that loud lol
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post #3 of 8
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never made that sound until i changed psu's
it just clicks once either doing one of the above
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post #4 of 8
If it's your PSU it's probably your fan. Since you say it happens upon start up and before shut down, it's likely that your fan when it slows down or speeds up it makes a clicking sound for some reason.
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post #5 of 8
One of my old psu's did that when it wasn't powering a lot of stuff. Like when I'd use it to power just a pump, it could click, then I added in a bunch of fans and other stuff to increase the power draw and the clicking stopped. I used it this way 2-3 times to leak test a couple loop, but this happened every time.
    
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post #6 of 8
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but i'm powering alot
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post #7 of 8
My AX850 does this too...I'm quite certain it's just a relay inside the PSU (If I'm understanding your post correctly). The same thing happens on my Xonar DX sound card - the relays on it will click a few times during boot.
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Originally Posted by francisw19 View Post
My AX850 does this too...I'm quite certain it's just a relay inside the PSU (If I'm understanding your post correctly). The same thing happens on my Xonar DX sound card - the relays on it will click a few times during boot.
Yep my ax1200 makes a satisfying click sound when it powers off. It sounds very much like a reed switch relay. It's the noise of a little metal tab springing back after the electromagnet holding it in place turns off.
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