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Anyone have the PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750watt? My board is currently under RMA and i wanted to be extra cautious so i picked up a Coolmax power supply tester. I had the 24pin hooked up and any other single connector hooked up and the power shows fine on the display but theres an irritable ticking noise coming from the PSU itself. Is that normal or is it dying?
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post #2 of 15
Doesn't sound normal to me. Try hooking it up to anohter computer.
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dont have another computer. all i got is a laptop and the downed desktop... i stopped the fan from spinning and the ticking noise goes even faster. If i let the fan go itll stop ticking for a second or two and then resume ticking at a constant pace. I cracked the top off and tried to isolate the ticking noise and it seems to be coming from the middle where theres a big fat capacitor sitting but i cant see wuts under or near it cuz of the two giant size heatsinks.
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post #4 of 15
Ticking? That's a new one to me. It's normally a buzz/hum or whine. Which Coolmax tester did you get? What is the tester reporting? PSUs put in abnormal conditions (very low load, or crossloading) can make strange noises.
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post #5 of 15
hook up some cd drives and hdd's
Does it still makes that noise then?
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post #6 of 15
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I tested the PSU with this:
http://www.compusa.com/applications/...olmax%20tester
Its reporting the voltages im supposed to be getting. 12v is 12v give or take .3v. it came with a chart and its matching up. If using the molex or sata connectors for testing it'll beep with LL displayed for low voltage for 12v2 but thats normal display. the PSU ticks on all cases doesnt matter which connector you have plugged in.

I havent tried hooking up hard drives but i hooked up a 120mm and 92mm fan while testing to see if i can get power to molex pins (easier way to fill WC setup than jumpers). Its still making the ticking sound. Do i need to put a bigger power draw on the PSU? its a 750watt PSU...
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post #7 of 15
If the voltages are reading in spec, I wouldn't worry too much. You could try to put more load on it (especially the 3.3V/5V) by adding a couple hard drives to see if the noise stops. But if it worked fine with the computer in one piece without making the sound, there shouldn't be anything wrong with it.
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post #8 of 15
My 750 Silencer makes no ticking noises. As a matter of fact its pretty quiet. Must be where the "silencer" part comes in. lol.
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by lonnie5000 View Post
My 750 Silencer makes no ticking noises. As a matter of fact its pretty quiet. Must be where the "silencer" part comes in. lol.
Heh, good point. They are pretty quiet since they are Seasonics. There are PSUs that are quieter than the Silencers, but it's pretty easy to call your PSU "Silent" when your other PSU line sound like leaf blowers. But like I said earlier, pretty much any psu can make weird noises when you have abnormal loads like extremely low/no load or severe crossloading (no/low load on either 12V or 3.3V/5V). Most PSUs (if not all) have a minimum load needed for it to work properly.
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post #10 of 15
The fan is probably hitting something. If you have the kahonays, open up the PSU casing and check out if it's hitting a wire or something. Do know though, you can mess up your PSU, or kill yourself when opening up if it has completely discharged.
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