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GPU causing PSU hissing, maybe?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
I have a rather weird problem I'd like to run by you guys.

I recently built the following machine:

Motherboard: ASUS Z97I-Plus
CPU: i5-4570
GPU: MSI GTX 760 Gaming ITX
PSU: Corsair AX760
Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i
RAM: Crucial Ballistix VLP
SSD: Plextor M6e 256GB

I noticed that whenever there is disk activity on the SSD, my PSU makes this sort of quick hissing/squeeling noise...it almost sounds like an optical drive seeking sound. I removed the GPU and the noise appears to go away. This is an M.2/PCIe SSD so I'm thinking there might be some sort of connection there where the SSD activity is somehow filtering through the PCIe/GPU and creating this noise.

Has anyone else ever experienced anything like this?
post #2 of 3
when the GPU is connected it might be pulling too much power from the PSU causing coil whine. Also the GTX 760s are also known for creating coil whien as well from the GPU. since you removed the GPU i would point fingers at the GPU causing the coil whine. i had this happen to me on an older gpu. It did not cause any damage or anything but the PC just didnt sound right. i learned to ignore it.

hope this helps
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply. I guess I'll just learn to live with it.
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