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I recently bought a new power supply to replace an ailing old one. but the new one is annoying loud. Its an antec SP-500. I think it is the capacitors or something of that nature. It kind of sounds like a hard drive is being accessed a lot in a high pitch low volume squeeking sound. I have until the 2nd of april to return to newegg for a replacement, do you think I should or are power supplies like this?
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post #2 of 17
I have never had a problem like that myself. I think it could be fan myself.
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post #3 of 17
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could be the fan, but I dont want to void my warrenty by taking it apart
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Contact the egg and return it!
    
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post #5 of 17
I had that issue with my 7800gs card. High pitched sound coming from the exhaust fan. I now have a 6800gs and its not as high, i can hardly tell anymore. It has something to do with the graphics card. Dont know what but i know what you are talking about.
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post #6 of 17
My Antec did that too, I thought I was hearing things!

MY 5700Ultra does that noise on occasion too....
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post #7 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NOS---
My Antec did that too, I thought I was hearing things!
what did you do about it?
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post #8 of 17
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Digging up my old thread from the past

I just got a new PSU from newegg and this one is doing the same thing. I noticed it only makes noise while in windows. During loading of windows, it is nice and quiet. It seems to make the total opposite noise of my video card which is loud on boot then quiet in windows. Anybody have any ideas? Could it be motherboard related?
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post #9 of 17
Like i said before, i believe it has something to do with the power to your video card. I now have just a pci card and i am not getting any noise. I put my 6800gs and it comes back. I havent solved this yet but i havent really tried.
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post #10 of 17
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well, I just figured out the rear fan isnt spinning. dont know if that has to do with the noise, but it looks like I may have to RMA this one too.
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