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While i am gaming or loading a program or such, ill get an occasional sound (it sounds electric in nature) that lasts for about a second. This will continue on and off randomly. I have a generic 600watt power supply but i OC my MOBO and GPU. I do have a 850watt bronze corsair on the way but for now, im scared that i might fry something. How can i check how much watts my psu is using so i dont overdo it until i recive my new one?
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Coil Whine. It's annoying, but do need to worry.
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It's typical coil line. If it's unbearably high pitched and loud, just return it or RMA it. There's nothing wrong with your power supply. Happens to motherboards, graphics cards, power supplies, and I think fans.
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I agree, most likely coil wine.

Does it do anything else? For example, right when I load my graphics card I can see my led fan's dim, I really can't wait to get a new PSU for christmas.
     
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Evilsplashy View Post

Coil Whine. It's annoying, but do need to worry.

it is extremly annoying. i keep thinking my desktop is gonna explode like a ticking timebomb. But i am getting a corsair 850watt for future upgrades.
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I agree, most likely coil wine.
Does it do anything else? For example, right when I load my graphics card I can see my led fan's dim, I really can't wait to get a new PSU for christmas.

no, it just sounds liek a eletric surge for a second and thats it. no dimming or power loss
post #7 of 8
Can you record it and post a video please. There's nothing you can really do besides make a song out of the coil whine. Add some lyrics and you got a hit.

Glad you're getting the new psu tongue.gif
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Can you record it and post a video please. There's nothing you can really do besides make a song out of the coil whine. Add some lyrics and you got a hit.
Glad you're getting the new psu tongue.gif

i will as soon as i get home. this way it can be diagnosed correctly.
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