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post #1 of 9
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Ok, so my Antec TPQ-850 850w power supply is squealing. this is under idle and load conditions. my rig doesn't consume that much power (single gpu) so i know it is not because the caps are being loaded too much. what gives?

also, the squealing is extremely high pitched and extremely loud.
post #2 of 9
sounds like you have something stuck in the fan motor.
post #3 of 9
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you sure?
it doesn't sound like there's something caught in the fan, it sounds more like a continuous squeal.

UPDATE: i just whacked the side of the PSU a few times with a screwdriver (lol) and it seems to have stopped the noise...
post #4 of 9
Probably coil whine. If it comes back, RMA it.
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
you sure?
it doesn't sound like there's something caught in the fan, it sounds more like a continuous squeal.

UPDATE: i just whacked the side of the PSU a few times with a screwdriver (lol) and it seems to have stopped the noise...
So whacking the power supply that powers your rig is a good fix?
RMA it. I wouldnt trust that in my system.
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Definitely RMA it. Don't take a chance with your PSU.
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post #7 of 9
Eh, coil or capacitor whine. Not the worst of things.

If you want to RMA it, sure, but it shouldn't really matter. If it gets worse, I suppose so.
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post #8 of 9
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I can't RMA it. i don't have the serial number anymore.
post #9 of 9
I had the same exact problem with my Antec TPN 750 Watt. I RMA'd it with Newegg, and got a new one. The new one still has the problem, but it is much quieter. I cant hear the sound while the computer is on, but it is there if you put your ear on the side of the case while the computer is off. I dont know what to tell you since you cant RMA.
    
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