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Windows 7: PSU/GPU Whine and/or Squeal

15 Feb 2009   #11
Freelancer852

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've identified that the sound is coming from my PSU... Well, at least the sound is LOUDER when I move my ear closer to the PSU and away from the GPU. Apparently it's just because my PSU is getting old (going on three years) and I just told it to start pumping out more power for the upgraded GPU, and it didn't like that very much.

Can anyone suggest a GREAT quality modular PSU?


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15 Feb 2009   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

If it's three years old....

Antec
PC Power and Cooling
Thremaltake Toughpower
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15 Feb 2009   #13
Freelancer852

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
If it's three years old....

Antec
PC Power and Cooling
Thremaltake Toughpower
Toughpower's aren't modular, I need a modular PSU now that I can do some decent cable management. The less cords and wires showing the better.

I REALLY like the way the ABS Tagan PSU's look, but the reviews are split when it comes to PSU whine issues due to graphics card stress. I like having some kind of "bling" on my PSU's...
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15 Feb 2009   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Freelancer852 View Post
Toughpower's aren't modular,
Really? My 650w qfan is. And so are these:

http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/the...ughpower_850w/

http://www.dvhardware.net/review118_...wer_1000w.html

http://www.xsreviews.co.uk/reviews/p...ghpower-1200w/
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16 Feb 2009   #15
Freelancer852

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

WTF, Last time I trust the pics from google without first checking reviews... All I saw was regular PSU's.

The 1000w+ Toughpowers are to long for the cable management that I'm looking for, the 850 should be sufficent. Doesn't really have the "bling" factor that I'm looking for when it comes to case modification though.
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16 Feb 2009   #16
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Hi FreeLancer

Try to stick with the 2 device rule, almost ALL PSU makers state this in their manuals. If you can't, at least try to get devices that aren't going to be on full load all the time, or have small loads on the chain.
This last build I did, I've managed to stay within the guidelines and used cable sleeving to make 2 chains into one for management. I also rewired my Sata chains to cut down on extra cable, the newer sata connectors are easy to move to another spot on the wires and then I cut them to the exact lengths. Works great an I don't worry about overloading a rail.
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16 Feb 2009   #17
black dog

7068 64 bit + XP Pro
 
 

There is a pretty good chance the noise is coming from a worn or gunged up fan.
They are usually just 80 or 120mm case fans and there is a good chance it will just clip in .
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17 Feb 2009   #18
Freelancer852

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by black dog View Post
There is a pretty good chance the noise is coming from a worn or gunged up fan.
They are usually just 80 or 120mm case fans and there is a good chance it will just clip in .
It's not the PSU fan, I removed it and ran it at 100% in my test system.
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17 Feb 2009   #19
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

For now you can remove the PSU and use some small rubber washers for the mounting holes and re-install it...it sounds like resonance more than fan noise...
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17 Feb 2009   #20
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This is not recommended without proper preparation. You need to ensure that the case of your system is electrically connected to the case of your PSU (and hence, through the power lead, to electrical earth/ground). Normally, this is done through the PSU mounting, but it can be done via a link wire as well. This is to prevent damage to the components of your PC should you touch your case if you have built-up static on yourself. Also, the 0V line is usually connected electrically to the case of the PSU internally, and hence to the mounting points on the motherboard via the chassis. This is why it is especially important to ensure that ALL mounting points on your motherboard are securely fastened to the chassis.
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