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corsair psu whining
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December 17, 2011, 12:57 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Vancouver BC
My System Specs
5 of my corsair psu's did that, it didn't bother me that much though.
I had TX750 (didn't whine), TX750V2(whine), HX650(whine), 2x HX850( both whine) now a HX1000(whine).
On the other hand, my other "lower-end" OCZ modxstream PSUs never whined and neither did my Antec Truepower New 750 and 650s.
The Corsairs don't whine when i'm not gaming, they only whine when it starts drawing tons of power: Furmark, BF3 and etc.
I changed my motherboard from p8z68-v pro to asus maximus gene-z, and now finally to asrock fatal1ty gen3 z68 pro series, they all whined so it wasn't my motherboard.
It's usually the power supply or graphics card in my situation. My single GTX570 was whining horribly, switched to 2x GTX560ti 2gb version, it stopped half the whining. But my corsair PSU continued to whine.
A popular and guaranteed fix, if it only happens when your PC is drawing a lot of power, is to just enable VSYNC. (I hate VSYNC when playing FPS games though, so like i said, I live with the PSU whine)
My System Specs
ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional
Intel Core i7 2700k @ 4.8ghz
Patriot Viper Xtreme 1866mhz 9-9-9-24
SLI 2x eVGA GTX680 FTW
2x OCZ Vertex 4 256gb
HAF-X with all 230mm red LED megaflow fans
ASUS USB DVD-drive
3x S27A950D 120HZ 3D Monitor
Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
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