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Turned on my PC today and started watching a youtube video. I noticed every few seconds the sound would distort (best I can describe is like pixelation but in audio form) for about a second and then be fine. The process would repeat every 5 or so seconds.

Closed all the browsers and opened up itunes, it's doing the same thing.

Then I saw every time the sound glitches, the LED fan on my heatsink gets ever so slightly dimmer. This fan is plugged directly into MOLEX.

Do you guys think my PSU is dying and what should I do?


EDIT: I rebooted and now sound is fine and the light is fine. Still, do you think this is the PSU (very cheap crap generic psu by the way)?
Edited by EpicAMDGamer - 11/7/12 at 12:16pm
     
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Well if your LED fan is dimming, then it surely points towards the PSU.
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post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by EpicAMDGamer View Post

Turned on my PC today and started watching a youtube video. I noticed every few seconds the sound would distort (best I can describe is like pixelation but in audio form) for about a second and then be fine. The process would repeat every 5 or so seconds.
Closed all the browsers and opened up itunes, it's doing the same thing.
Then I saw every time the sound glitches, the LED fan on my heatsink gets ever so slightly dimmer. This fan is plugged directly into MOLEX.
Do you guys think my PSU is dying and what should I do?
EDIT: I rebooted and now sound is fine and the light is fine. Still, do you think this is the PSU (very cheap crap generic psu by the way)?

LOL. you're stupid, why are you even using a generic PSU? Get a good corsair or something.

PS: not srs about calling you stupid, but get a new psu bro
Edited by ilovepcgaming - 12/15/12 at 9:55pm
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post #4 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by EpicAMDGamer View Post

Turned on my PC today and started watching a youtube video. I noticed every few seconds the sound would distort (best I can describe is like pixelation but in audio form) for about a second and then be fine. The process would repeat every 5 or so seconds.
Closed all the browsers and opened up itunes, it's doing the same thing.
Then I saw every time the sound glitches, the LED fan on my heatsink gets ever so slightly dimmer. This fan is plugged directly into MOLEX.
Do you guys think my PSU is dying and what should I do?
EDIT: I rebooted and now sound is fine and the light is fine. Still, do you think this is the PSU (very cheap crap generic psu by the way)?

>molex

First of all, stop being cheap and get a fan controller or just plug your fans into the motherboard.
Second, why do you have a CPU fan plugged into molex? FULL Retard.

Just to be on the safe side, get a new PSU as it sounds like yours is dying. I would recommend my PSU, the AX650. I have my whole rig (which includes two GTX 670s) running on it. 80+ Gold, aesthetic and indiviudally sleeved cables is the way to go. Check how much power you'll need using this tool.
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
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Not using the P4 connector? What is it, an AT PSU or something?! What is the brand and model of it?
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post #6 of 24
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Not using the P4 connector? What is it, an AT PSU or something?! What is the brand and model of it?

Who said I'm not using the P4 connector?
     
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Before anyone start with get Corsair they are good talk read this first or at least the first post

http://www.overclock.net/t/1338405/psu-market-is-overblown-with-corsair-seasonic

The NZXT HALE 90 series will blow all the Corsair/Seasonic units out of the water in build quality
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JSYK this is a pretty old thread.

I already am getting a Corsair HX750 Modular for Christmas (as well as 2x 7950's) biggrin.gif
     
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Quote:
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JSYK this is a pretty old thread.
I already am getting a Corsair HX750 Modular for Christmas (as well as 2x 7950's) biggrin.gif
Have you ordere the Corsair HX750 yet?
There are better PSU´s out there just so you know
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Have you ordere the Corsair HX750 yet?
There are better PSU´s out there just so you know

I ordered it. It was on sale for $130 and a $20 rebate on top of that.

And what's 750 watts, modular, and better than the hx 750 for the same price?
     
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