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Silverstone strider 650W Gold ST65F-G makes strange noise when not on high performance in power settings?

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Hi, i posted about this a few months ago and found a fix but I've always wondered what exactly the cause is. I find that if my cpu isnt overclocked, my power supply makes this weird noise, I wouldn't call it coil whine but it's along those lines. my solution was to run it at 'high performance' in windows, which I was going to do and am never likely to change anyway. I already rma'd my last one which made the same noise when the same things happened, so I doubt it's a defect, could it be that there was not enough load being outputted by the psu? has anyone else found a reason behind this
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coil whine only happens at certain power bands. so if you are above that power draw, you wont hear the whine, and if you are below that draw, you wont hear the whine. it must be that you happen to be drawing just enough power to be cause that harmonic vibration in the coils to produce an audible whine. sometimes the whine will go away by itself over time, sometimes it wont.

i remember my 7970 used to whine like a biatch and now it doesn't whine anymore... try adding some artificial load to the system to see it it will clear it up (install another 2 fans or something)
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i'll have to give that a try, thanks
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

coil whine only happens at certain power bands. so if you are above that power draw, you wont hear the whine, and if you are below that draw, you wont hear the whine. it must be that you happen to be drawing just enough power to be cause that harmonic vibration in the coils to produce an audible whine. sometimes the whine will go away by itself over time, sometimes it wont.

i remember my 7970 used to whine like a biatch and now it doesn't whine anymore... try adding some artificial load to the system to see it it will clear it up (install another 2 fans or something)

just one other question I was wanting to know to fix my paranoia...The other week I unplugged my system to clean out the dust and I didnt realize that the power switch on and I plugged the psu cable back in (the switch on the actual psu was off) and it made a kind of electrical crackle as I was doing so, it still is running completely normal but could have this caused any damage (not relating to the whine)
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Originally Posted by MrSharkington View Post

just one other question I was wanting to know to fix my paranoia...The other week I unplugged my system to clean out the dust and I didnt realize that the power switch on and I plugged the psu cable back in (the switch on the actual psu was off) and it made a kind of electrical crackle as I was doing so, it still is running completely normal but could have this caused any damage (not relating to the whine)

nah, that wouldn't have caused any major damage. a quality PSU locks down on those spikes pretty easily.
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Good to know, thanks again biggrin.gif
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