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Hi, last week i built my gaming pc and so far ive had only one main issue which is the power supply. Every time I turn the computer on, this kind of whining sound comes from the psu, and no it's not the graphics card, i have checked. I'm not sure whether it's coil whine but when i discovered the issue, i returned the psu straight away. They replaced it, but they said their tests had no sound coming from it. Another strange thing is the sound goes away when I play games? I'm really not sure what's going on here, can anyone help?
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Hi, last week i built my gaming pc and so far ive had only one main issue which is the power supply. Every time I turn the computer on, this kind of whining sound comes from the psu, and no it's not the graphics card, i have checked. I'm not sure whether it's coil whine but when i discovered the issue, i returned the psu straight away. They replaced it, but they said their tests had no sound coming from it. Another strange thing is the sound goes away when I play games? I'm really not sure what's going on here, can anyone help?

 

That's coil/caps whine. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coil_noise

 

 

It happen when capacitor or coils vibrate at a frequency that is audible to us. Sometime a piece of hardware will wine when paired with a specific card (not model / brand) or motherboard.

The reason why it stop when you game is because you put a heavier load on the PSU, increasing the caps/coils frequency thus making them ''silent''.

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I see, will it cause any damage to the system?
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I see, will it cause any damage to the system?

 

Not at all, every capacitor & coil (even those that you cant hear) vibrate and it's normal. It's just going to be an annoyance.

You should RMA it until you get something that is quiet enough.

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Oh, that's fine then, I can put up with it since all I'm basically doing on this pc is gaming, so most of the time it isn't there. Thanks for your help biggrin.gif
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Oh, that's fine then, I can put up with it since all I'm basically doing on this pc is gaming, so most of the time it isn't there. Thanks for your help biggrin.gif

 

Try to overclock & overvolt your components, it may help reduce the noise thumb.gif

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Hi again, just thanking you for your tips! I overclocked my 7950 to 1150 MHz, and no more noise from the PSU at all!, Thanks again thumb.gif
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Hi again, just thanking you for your tips! I overclocked my 7950 to 1150 MHz, and no more noise from the PSU at all!, Thanks again thumb.gif

 

Sweet! Glad it worked so well for you!

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