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May 23, 2013 1:08:56 AM

Ok, firstly i would like to say sorry if this is the wrong category for my problem.

So recently I upgraded to a CoolerMaster Elite 500w and since my gaming PC is budget it looked like a good move as it was £30. Now I can still get a refund if you suggest it.

When I am in windows and I hover over an icon for lets say a game (desktop) a very short and quiet beep occurs, through my pc, it seems like my psu, but its quite open, so it can let the cpu noises pass through. When I change my system power to 'power saving' it is fine, but i want it on high performance as it is a gaming build. Also in balaned, which i use, its still beeping on and off. In high performance its almost constant

The pc alone is barley two months old so it cant be clogged with dust, although I have a dog and its on a carpet.

Another question is, when my pc is in my room, my psu makes an electrical noise, very faintly when off but still plugged in. so i moved downstairs and its much quieter and no noise is heard when off. The kettle lead is also very old, VERY old so could it be that?

Shall I RMA the product or is it a NIC or something, and i have updated bios recently (before new psu)

SPECS:

ASUS M58l - I think (MATX)

XFX Radeon hd 7770, DD CORE.

Coolermaster 500w psu

4gb Corsair RAM (getting another one soon) - cannot remember make

AMD FX 4130 with standard heatsink - upgrading the heatsink soon as its noisy -.-

My copy of windows 7 is also a cracked version, may be that (64 bit)

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May 23, 2013 1:44:53 AM

Is there a buzzer plugged in to your mobo (by where the power switch/LEDs plug in)?

If so, it could be your MB saying something. Can't say I've heard of a PSU with a buzzer.

In general, CM PSUs aren't particularly good. Suggest you get that refund, especially if it won't cost you much. Look in my sig for decent stuff. 500W+ is fine.
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May 23, 2013 2:26:45 AM

yeah I do, its near the bottom, near the gpu, but the noise is from the cpu and psu area up top. there is a coil near the back of the psu, visable and the sound ccould be from there.

the only thing is I cant be bothered to rma it. if my pc will be ok im fine. I have head phones so its all good but I can hear through them aswell
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May 23, 2013 2:29:28 AM

It's likely to be a sign of something wrong, what exactly it is is what I am trying to work out. If you unplug the buzzer/speaker does it stop?
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May 23, 2013 7:45:36 AM

I will try when I get back home. I can hear the beep through my headphones aswell
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May 23, 2013 8:24:35 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
It's likely to be a sign of something wrong, what exactly it is is what I am trying to work out. If you unplug the buzzer/speaker does it stop?


Okay, so i opened up my computer, the noise is no where near the buzzer. More towards the PSU (up top) and possibly a capacitor on the mobo, i think its that not receiving enough power.

This person is having exactly the same issue http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?topic=13524...
and here is a video by him, myn is like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eASgLiwnJB8
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May 23, 2013 9:04:33 PM

OK, I couldn't hear much there.

Sounds like it might be coil whine or something. In all likelyhood you really should get a better PSU.

If you can get them to refund you, one of these would be a good choice: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450s...
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May 23, 2013 11:46:15 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
OK, I couldn't hear much there.

Sounds like it might be coil whine or something. In all likelyhood you really should get a better PSU.

If you can get them to refund you, one of these would be a good choice: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1450s...


Yeah im gonna get a refund, its getting louder (the fan) so im going to try get one of these as my case has crappy bits for cable manegment.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500W-Corsair-CXM-Builder-seri...
cheers for your help mate!
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May 26, 2013 2:35:29 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
OK, that's a good one too.


I made a video for my channel that may help you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVXOdD6XnaM

I am getting an RMA but I asked my IT teacher and he said to take my components out of the case, its defiantly the PSU and not the mobo so i think its not supplying enough power. I took out my graphics card and it still beeped, so RMA for me
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