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I have a Corsair 850HX. Hooked into this I have an i7 930 and two GTX280's, all at stock.

Under load I hear a significant amount of buzzing/whine emanating from the PSU. Apparently the fan making noise or coil buzz isnt unheard of on this particular PSU, but I'm feeling pretty concerned about the load I'm putting on it.

I also plan to OC at least the GTX280's some, but if I'm already straining the PSU I obviously don't want to do that.
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RMA the PSU.
    
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
RMA the PSU.
That cut and dry?
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post #4 of 14
sure its the psu . My 285 buzzes if i fold on it. but the caps on the power mite buzz a little. I noticed when 285 mite be mobo buzzing too. Did not happen when 480 was in
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hglazm View Post
That cut and dry?
If your absolutely positive its the PSU.
    
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sure its the psu . My 285 buzzes if i fold on it. but the caps on the power mite buzz a little. I noticed when 285 mite be mobo buzzing too. Did not happen when 480 was in
Its definitely the PSU. It would buzz if I ran furmark when I had my GTX260 in, and the 260 has never ever buzzed (and still doesnt).
And if I run Prime95 I can hear the same buzz, but the a lesser extent.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hglazm View Post
Its definitely the PSU. It would buzz if I ran furmark when I had my GTX260 in, and the 260 has never ever buzzed (and still doesnt).
And if I run Prime95 I can hear the same buzz, but the a lesser extent.
2nd the RMA on the PSU
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post #8 of 14
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2nd the RMA on the PSU
Guess that settles that then.
Hopefully its not as much of a pain in the ass to RMA something you bought used through corsair as it is EVGA.
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post #9 of 14
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Alright well thats off for RMA, but I'm curious to know:

How much load AM I putting this under? Will I be able to OC anything or what?
I really don't know the sort of power draw a GTX280 has.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by hglazm View Post
Alright well thats off for RMA, but I'm curious to know:

How much load AM I putting this under? Will I be able to OC anything or what?
I really don't know the sort of power draw a GTX280 has.
It's not that you're putting the 850 under too much stress, it's just that you more than likely received a faulty one. A new, properly working, 850 will have no problem with what you are trying to run on it.
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