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post #1 of 7
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Hi guys,

I have the following system;

- Silverstone Raven RV02-EW Case w/ AP181s
- SandyBridge i5 2500k (4.7GHz @ 1.416v)
- Antec Kuhler 920 CPU Cooler w/ Coolermaster Sickleflows P/P
- ASUS P8P67 Pro B3 Revision Motherboard
- 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X RAM @ 1600/8-8-8-24/1.5v
- G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Cooler
- EVGA Classified Edition GTX 590 Graphics Card (700/1400 @ 0.950v)
- NZXT Hale90 850W Gold PSU
- Lian-Li BZ-502B GPU Cooling Feed
- Hitachi 2TB HDD

I've noticed when playing The Witcher II that the PSU is clicking under heavy load. I find this slightly odd due to the fact that surely an 850W PSU should be able to handle this spec machine?

I got on the phone to the company I bought it from and was told that it was my graphics card that was the problem, and that they would not RMA the PSU until it actually fails. I'm not prepared to risk letting the PSU fail as there's always the chance that it could take the rest of my rig with it.

What can I do to be sure that this is a problem? Or even measure the wattage my system is pulling from the supply?
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post #2 of 7
lol,

your machine is no where near your PSU's limit... If it's clicking it might be the fan that's in the PSU spinning faster than intended\\designed so I would say if you're happy with doing it replace the fan in the PSU.

I doubt it's your GPU. Take your PSU out and run your machine with the PSU as far as the cables will let you go then listen to your GPU.

Comps
post #3 of 7

You can grab one of

so see what you are pulling from the wall. But you will be amazed. I can't get my rig to pull over 400w from the wall with one 580, so even with a 590 you are no where near the limit.

May be an unrelated fault occuring?
post #4 of 7
you are nowhere near that psu's limit my sig system with a Oc 920 and a oc GTX480 will only pull 450w ish playing shogun 2/bad company 2. and only slightly more while benching.

Similar to the suggestion above but you could remove the psu and run it outside your case (short pins 14-15 with a paperclip on the 20 pin connector) then you can be sure where the clicking is cominig from.
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post #5 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
lol,

your machine is no where near your PSU's limit... If it's clicking it might be the fan that's in the PSU spinning faster than intended\\designed so I would say if you're happy with doing it replace the fan in the PSU.

I doubt it's your GPU. Take your PSU out and run your machine with the PSU as far as the cables will let you go then listen to your GPU.

Comps
That's what I thought - the most I've seen an overclocked 590 pull was ~550W, my CPU is probably about ~90w which leaves me loads of head room so I don't quite understand. He told me to switch out the graphics card and see if it stops.

Admittedly if I drop the 590 back down to stock clocks (630/1260 @ 0.913v) the clicking doesn't happen.

It's very clear that the sound is coming from the PSU (I have a video uploading which I will post shortly) so I know the 590 is fine. I'd also rather not void the warranty on the PSU either, it's only two months old - so if I can prove beyond reasonable doubt that it's clicking and shouldn't be I'd rather;

- Get it replaced.
- Send it back and pay the difference for a larger one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tats View Post
You can grab one of these so see what you are pulling from the wall. But you will be amazed. I can't get my rig to pull over 400w from the wall with one 580, so even with a 590 you are no where near the limit.

May be an unrelated fault occuring?
It could well be something else, but I'm absolutely sure that it's the PSU due to the location of the noise.

Check the video out;


Edited by Smo - 8/21/11 at 10:03am
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
[2TB Hitachi] [Crucial M4 SSD 64GB] [Antec Kuhler H20 920] [Lian-Li BZ BZ-502B] 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Cooler] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [2x BenQ XL2410T @ 120Hz] [Razer Lycosa] 
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post #6 of 7
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Could it be that I have the 590 plugged into one side of the PSU? In the picture below;



The two connectors on the far left are my GPU - should I move one to the other side? Perhaps even the load?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
[2TB Hitachi] [Crucial M4 SSD 64GB] [Antec Kuhler H20 920] [Lian-Li BZ BZ-502B] 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Cooler] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [2x BenQ XL2410T @ 120Hz] [Razer Lycosa] 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair AX1200] [Silverstone Raven RV02-EW] [Razer DeathAdder] [Razer Goliathus] 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
[2TB Hitachi] [Crucial M4 SSD 64GB] [Antec Kuhler H20 920] [Lian-Li BZ BZ-502B] 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Cooler] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [2x BenQ XL2410T @ 120Hz] [Razer Lycosa] 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair AX1200] [Silverstone Raven RV02-EW] [Razer DeathAdder] [Razer Goliathus] 
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post #7 of 7
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Moving the GPU power made no difference. I've sent an email to the Company's Technical Support people so will see what happens.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
[2TB Hitachi] [Crucial M4 SSD 64GB] [Antec Kuhler H20 920] [Lian-Li BZ BZ-502B] 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Cooler] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [2x BenQ XL2410T @ 120Hz] [Razer Lycosa] 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair AX1200] [Silverstone Raven RV02-EW] [Razer DeathAdder] [Razer Goliathus] 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[i7 2600k - 5.XGHz @ X.XXv] [ASUS P8P67 Pro B3] [2x MSI 7970s in Crossfire @ 1125/1650] [8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x4GB] 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
[2TB Hitachi] [Crucial M4 SSD 64GB] [Antec Kuhler H20 920] [Lian-Li BZ BZ-502B] 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Cooler] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [2x BenQ XL2410T @ 120Hz] [Razer Lycosa] 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair AX1200] [Silverstone Raven RV02-EW] [Razer DeathAdder] [Razer Goliathus] 
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