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Old 06-30-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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My PSU makes a high pitched weeeeeee sound and is noticable while the computer is off. Now, I only started noticing this sound after the power in the house went out the other day during a thunderstorm. The PSU is a brand new RMA unit that I got from OCZ a couple of months ago. Should I replace it or is there a way to find out what is causing this noise?
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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If the sound is definitely coming from the PSU, have it replaced. There are no user serviceable parts inside and opening it up will void the warranty.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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Damn, I was thinking of re-replacing it too, but I hate having to wait for the replacement to arrive.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:41 AM   #4
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Sounds like a squealing cap. I have one on my mobo, it not really a sign that the PSU is close to failure but if you can get it replaced, do it.
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I sent OCZ an email to see if they will be able to RMA yet another psu for me.
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So, I may be in the market for a new PSU. What are some quality brands that you guys recommend?
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:49 PM   #7
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PC power and cooling. I've been using them for years with excellent results. Also, I've seen Antec power supplys hold up well.
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Antec is really great, however, I have used Rosewill with good results.
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Antec, Corsair, Silverstone, Coolermaster, and FSP group are some of the best


along with OCZ if you want to go that path again
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:50 PM   #10
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im useing a fatal1ty right now 650w and its doing really well for me
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