Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Power Supplies

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 28, 2009, 11:32 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 12
Default coil whine issues (pic)

I've located the part in my psu that whines under heavy load, if I push down on it the sound changes frequencies, i've managed to lower the sound level my moving it a little so im wondering...

is there anything I can do to that piece to shut it up? like smother it with a coating of wax:P

I really don't care if it breaks, just as long as it doesn't mess up my other hardware so give me some suggestions on what I can do to this big yellow transformer and i'll give it a try :good:

Its the big yellow thing in the middle:
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 28, 2009, 11:34 AM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,604
Default

If you break that your out a PSU :P
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old May 28, 2009, 12:19 PM
MpG's Avatar
MpG MpG is offline
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 3,144
Default

Yeah, sounds like transformer whine, brought about by loose coils inside. Are you musically inclined? When you say the "frequency changes", would you say that the sound goes up or down by about an octave? Transformer whine frequencies are often a harmonic of the input AC power.

Regardless, sounds like RMA material. Poking around inside while everything is live is DEFINITELY not a good idea.

If your AC power in your area is exceptionally dirty, that may have caused it in the first place. Or it could simply be a defect.
__________________
i7 2600K | ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z | 580GTX | Corsair DDR3-2133
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old May 28, 2009, 12:24 PM
Chos3n's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Rigaud,QC
Posts: 745
Default

I wouldn't play around with that. Just RMA it, else you could be quite shocked!
__________________
System | Ragnarok
Case Antec 900
PSU Corsair TX750W
CPU Intel Core i7 2700K 3.5GHZ
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V
Memory Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II
Sound Card ASUS Xonar DX
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old May 28, 2009, 12:32 PM
gingerbee's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orillia, Ontario
Posts: 6,828

My System Specs

Default

chosen and mpg got it right if your are touching that well it's on your asking for problems and not just with your computer. (RMA or get a new unit)
__________________
Fav quote "One should strive to achieve; not sit in bitter regret." Ronin Harris
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old May 28, 2009, 12:55 PM
MacJunky's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Creston, BC
Posts: 1,718

My System Specs

Default

They will accept that back even after he has opened it?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old May 28, 2009, 01:01 PM
gingerbee's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orillia, Ontario
Posts: 6,828

My System Specs

Default

RMA or get a new unit. that's a moral question i think ha ha
__________________
Fav quote "One should strive to achieve; not sit in bitter regret." Ronin Harris
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old May 28, 2009, 01:10 PM
MpG's Avatar
MpG MpG is offline
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 3,144
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MacJunky View Post
They will accept that back even after he has opened it?
That's a good point, actually. Technically speaking, once it started to make the noise, it should have been sent back right away. On the other hand, if the transformer is the problem, that sort of problem really isn't something that the user can cause. By the letter of the warranty, the OP is likely going to be at the manufacturer's mercy.
__________________
i7 2600K | ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z | 580GTX | Corsair DDR3-2133
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old May 28, 2009, 01:33 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chos3n View Post
I wouldn't play around with that. Just RMA it, else you could be quite shocked!

hehehe... I was quite carefull while pocking around but I guess ill take the advice of my fellow canuks and get a new one, I would "RMA" or send it under warranty but I removed that "void warranty sticker" while opening the thing up



this forum is slow today, took me a good 3 min to get to my topic, another two min to submit my reply:rtfm:
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old May 28, 2009, 06:23 PM
Perineum's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Surrey, B.C.
Posts: 4,039

My System Specs

Default

If the company won't accept it back RMA then I'll dig around and see if I have some spare parts from another PSU. I don't know where you live but I'd mail the part to you if I have one....
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help me solve my videocard cooling issues. *PIC* lowfat Air Cooling 28 February 10, 2009 05:08 AM
High Pitched whine + GTX280 Eagle Eye Video Cards 23 November 25, 2008 11:08 PM
Can you see this PIC? Dr_BenD_over Off Topic 5 November 4, 2008 06:13 PM
Auzen X-fi Prelude Pic! Robscix Audio 53 February 8, 2008 04:10 PM
R680 pic donimo Video Cards 13 January 13, 2008 03:45 PM