Originally Posted by GridIroN
Wow...the rig in your sig on a 450watt was asking quite a lot out of your hardware...AMD FX are not exactly energy efficient on load...in any case, the buzzing is most likely electrical buzz from your motherboards VRM. Low end boards do this. It shouldn't be something to worry about. Although you shouldn't have used a 450watt PSU anyway, I'd keep the 650, return the 450, and if the noise bothers you, relax the overclock.
Yeah they are massive power hogs, and that does make sense its not a high end board by any stretch. Thats good i was worried that the motherboard was damaged or something but there definatly was a buzzing from the PSU too. I think i will stick with the 650w and possibly upgrade the motherboard in a few months time
Originally Posted by All3n
It was probably coil whine you experienced, the PSU is probably fine if not being stressed. I did not see such thread so IDK.
I usually get a bit of flamage for telling people not to overclock, it's a little too Vin-Diesel.
Take me for example, had an AMD 4170, rather then spend money cooling, dealing with bluescreens, screeching PSUs, keeping algae out and maintaining leaks, RMA fraud for perfectly fine in-spec parts in some lame search for a better in-spec part etc - I just bought a better computer, lol. loafs along @30 on air, dead quiet, nothing is stressed and no degradation to the CPU.
In my opinion performance computers are judged on stability first.
I agree, it would be nicer to get higher performing gear out of the box with the stability and power consumption that makes it bang for buck, but as far as my OC goes i think i have the hang of it. I'm not sure if i've won the silicon lottery on this CPU but its not BSOD for weeks and the heat tops out on high 30's on 4.1GHz. As for the degredation im not one who keeps hardware for years anyhow, so it's not a big deal but i'll learn if one goes bang
Thanks for the help guys, was only a small thing but a load off my mind