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Hi,

Turned my PC on today, (sig rig) to find a clicking noise coming from my case.
I opened it up, and found it to be my PSU, a Corsair HX650.

It does not sound like an electronic clicking, more as if the fan is catching on something.

It seems to vary in noise level, and occasionally stops, but soon starts up again.

Thoughts?
Is it worth an RMA?

Thanks
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post #2 of 7
If you believe it's a problem with the fan, you can safely remove the grill to see if it's catching on anything.
post #3 of 7
I had a problem with my Cooler Master 850 W. I swapped out the fan for another 140 mm fan. The included one was horribly unbalanced and was causing really bad vibrations in the PSU. It could be a similar issue on yours.
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post #4 of 7
Could either be a bad bearing in the fan or it's catching on something.
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post #5 of 7
I had this problem.. I had a small cable going into the fan and it's plastic head kept hitting the fan. Was really worried until I found out the problem.. if it's not that, then it might be the bearings.
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Kyronn94 View Post

Hi,

Turned my PC on today, (sig rig) to find a clicking noise coming from my case.
I opened it up, and found it to be my PSU, a Corsair HX650.

It does not sound like an electronic clicking, more as if the fan is catching on something.

It seems to vary in noise level, and occasionally stops, but soon starts up again.

Thoughts?
Is it worth an RMA?

Thanks


I am not sure about HX650 unit but on a bigger unit the fan speed is not fixed but will spin faster with higher temperature. It could be the varied noise level is because of the vary fan speed, either way it sounds like the fan is failing. If you try to fix it, it will void the warranty. If the noise doesn't bother you, just use it unless the fan is totally down which might cause serious thermal issues.

 

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post #7 of 7
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Well I managed to move the fan around a bit, and the sound appears to have gone. rolleyes.gif

Thanks everyone.
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