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Power supply problem (Crackling noise)

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When I turned my pc on from the mains this morning the psu made a crackling noise... is this normal? Also I had to wait 2 minutes before I pressed the power switch because it wouldn't work the first time. And also sometimes my screen says Power saver mode which is hard to get out of, ive read up on that and apparently its something to do with the PSU, I had to unplug the DVI cable going into my gpu and plug it back in again to make the monitor come back on. Could these mean signs of a faulty PSU?

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post #2 of 6
are you sure all your power connections and such are solid? from the wall socket to the board connections and all?

the power saver mode could be from your monitor just not getting a signal from your computer. make sure the power connections and the DVI cable are connected completely.

fill out your computer info in the User CP so we can help you more

the PSU could be failing and not supplying enough power to your GPU and its not sending a signal to the monitor and then the monitor goes into power save mode.
Edited by IntelConvert - 12/19/10 at 4:26pm
    
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A crackling noise is definately not normal. If the sound is coming from the PSU then unplug it and get it checked out or replaced immediately. The reason being is that a faulty PSU could quite easily take your whole system with it if it fails.
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any developments?
    
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any developments?
I hope it hasn't developed into something bad
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I hope it hasn't developed into something bad
Turns out it died
I had that with mine.. whenever the power cable (from pains to PSU) was slightly moved. Turns out it was the lame cable since i switched for another one.
    
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