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post #1 of 17
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Hi all! So I had this annoying sound coming from my HX 650 Power Supply. It just comes and goes for no apparent reason... It started about a month after buying it. Any idea what it can be? I made a video so that you could hear for yourself:


Thanks a lot!
post #2 of 17
Could be a protection circuit kicking in.Check there are no shorts anywhere,i would do a strip and rebuild to check this.Also try with different components removed.If still no joy i would RMA,Corsair are pretty good for customer service.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by crossy82 View Post
Could be a protection circuit kicking in.Check there are no shorts anywhere,i would do a strip and rebuild to check this.Also try with different components removed.If still no joy i would RMA,Corsair are pretty good for customer service.
Protection circuit? Does it mean that one of the parts might be faulty? Or that 650W is not enough for my system? Although that would be weird.. I don't even have Crossfire.
post #4 of 17
It's a common Corsair issue. Make sure the PSU is fully secure and make sure all connections are properly secure. Or you could mod the PSU to use a different fan (Could be the PSU fan ticking). There is nothing wrong with the unit but if the noise gets to you, RMA it.
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Protection circuit? Does it mean that one of the parts might be faulty? Or that 650W is not enough for my system? Although that would be weird.. I don't even have Crossfire.
You won't even pull 400w in game mate, 650 is more than enough!
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i read a post where someone said back the fan screws off a 1/4 turn.
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i read a post where someone said back the fan screws off a 1/4 turn.
Give it a go?
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post #8 of 17
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i read a post where someone said back the fan screws off a 1/4 turn.
I read something similar before and tried that already. No change. I will check the connectors and try other connectors on PSU that are free and see if it works. But it probably is indeed a fan. But it's just weird that there is no pattern in this clicking...

It was quite annoying that it was making a lot of noise, so I decided to make a video and as soon as I took the camera, it stopped clicking (like it felt I am gonna deal with it ).
post #9 of 17
you could always stop the fan to see if the clicking stops. but anyhow gl hope you fix it.
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post #10 of 17
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How to stop the fan? Sry if it's a noob question.
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