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Hello everyone,

Today I started to notice a very strange sound from my PSU. I created a short video of it. It happens during gaming and not immediately when I load a game but after 20 minutes or so. Does anyone know if there's a fix to this? The PSU is about a year old and it's the Silverstone SX500-LG.

Here's the video of the strange sound:

https://vimeo.com/186211887

There's two possibilities, it's either the PSU or the CPU fan but I'm leaning towards the PSU as my CPU temperatures are fine and it seems like it's coming from the PSU.

Thanks! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Waleh View Post

Hello everyone,

Today I started to notice a very strange sound from my PSU. I created a short video of it. It happens during gaming and not immediately when I load a game but after 20 minutes or so. Does anyone know if there's a fix to this? The PSU is about a year old and it's the Silverstone SX500-LG.

Here's the video of the strange sound:

https://vimeo.com/186211887

There's two possibilities, it's either the PSU or the CPU fan but I'm leaning towards the PSU as my CPU temperatures are fine and it seems like it's coming from the PSU.

Thanks! thumb.gif

Sounds like a fan is hitting a grill, you should be able to take the grill off your psu "if it has one" and bend it a little so it is further away from the fan, if it is the gpu then take the fans outs and put them back in, maybe put some small rubber pads underneath them to lift them up a bit away from the heatsink. thumb.gif

Edit: I misread, if it is the cpu fan then just have a look at it, spin it a little, the noise should be almost visual.
Edited by jaydude - 10/9/16 at 8:22pm
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Sounds like a fan is hitting a grill, you should be able to take the grill off your psu "if it has one" and bend it a little so it is further away from the fan, if it is the gpu then take the fans outs and put them back in, maybe put some small rubber pads underneath them to lift them up a bit away from the heatsink. thumb.gif

Edit: I misread, if it is the cpu fan then just have a look at it, spin it a little, the noise should be almost visual.

Thanks for the response! I played 5 rounds of BF4 yesterday and tried to re-create the sound but couldn't "naturally." What I mean by that is, when I hit my hand against my computer table I started to hear the sound again. So, I kept hitting the table and could constantly hear the sound. It does sound like a fan is hitting the grill but I looked at both the PSU and CPU and moved the fans with my finger but did not see any contact between the fans and their grills.
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