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Yeah, I would shutdown the computer ASAP. Also, Newegg will only be around a week if that to get a RMA, where Antec could be a month or more.
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If it's not the fan then definitely RMA it.
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Yeah, I would shutdown the computer ASAP. Also, Newegg will only be around a week if that to get a RMA, where Antec could be a month or more.
Ok, I will do newegg.

Want to know a fact? I have been running this computer for 2 weeks 24/7 and 3 of those days with the OC'd 6870 1.3v Folding at 100%.

I am so glad it didn't short out my mobo.
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post #14 of 21
I've noticed the same noise from my HCG 520w, might try what you did and stop the fan, since i figured that's what was causing the noise.
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Wow, yep that could have caused serious damage. Hopefully your new PSU does not have the same issue. Good luck!
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post #16 of 21
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Wow, yep that could have caused serious damage. Hopefully your new PSU does not have the same issue. Good luck!
Thanks, I am discouraged that this "High Current" PSU couldn't handle 300w.

I did a calculation with a quad core and all my opticals and got 240w.... I am dismayed.
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Ok, So I have RMA'd with Newegg. I probably wont be able to send it off till next week

AND I haven't another computer...
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I feel like I'm living on the edge. I left it on to finish it's wu, 2hrs left. FTW.
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post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner View Post
Turn off pc to avoid damage and RMA?

And if I RMA, should I do newegg, as it has been less than 30 days, or should I try antec and see if they are any better. (in terms of upgrade)
If you can still send it back to newegg, do it asap. They're usually real good about replacing stuff like this at no cost to the customer. Just ask them to cover the return shipping. Whereas if you wait, antec might make you pay the shipping fees.

Edit- just read the last posts. lol, shouldn't have posted so fast
    
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post #20 of 21
I highly doubt there's anything "arcing" in your PSU.

Probably the fan has a defect and when it spins above a certain speed it starts to click. It's a known issue with some XFX units and a semi-rare random occurrence in all PSUs. Your PSU has a PWM controlled fan, so it spins faster as the PSU gets hotter, and the more power you deliver the hotter the PSU gets. So when you overclock you GPUs you increase load on the PSU, increasing the amount of heat it's putting off, increasing the fan speed... which makes the fan click.


Still RMAable. But not dangerous in the slightest.
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