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Why is the fan making loud noises?

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June 24, 2013 5:05:14 PM

Yesterday I finished building PC and after I turned it on, my PSU is making extremely loud ticking noises. My CPU fan is Intel i5-3450, Mother board is MSI ZH77A-G43. GPU is the EVGA GTX 660 and the PSU is the XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply. I'm really worried because I don't want to have to put up with the very loud ticking noise.

Also, I would have put this thread in the PSU section if I knew the sound was coming from the PSU awhile back.

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a c 206 à CPUs
June 24, 2013 5:13:46 PM

Power off the pc and check the CPU wires. They can be mashed against the fans blades without knowing it.
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June 24, 2013 5:20:09 PM

smorizio said:
Power off the pc and check the CPU wires. They can be mashed against the fans blades without knowing it.


I checked and there are no wires that are touching or too close to the fan of my CPU.
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a c 206 à CPUs
June 24, 2013 5:49:38 PM

Unplug the case fans one at time see if the noise stops. If it s the CPU fan contact intel for a replacment
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June 25, 2013 6:19:48 AM

smorizio said:
Unplug the case fans one at time see if the noise stops. If it s the CPU fan contact intel for a replacment


I found out that the loud clicking sound is coming from PSU. Any ideas what could be the problem and how to fix it? There arent any wires close enough or touching the blades.
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a c 206 à CPUs
June 25, 2013 6:27:38 AM

Check that the ps screws not crushing thE unit..check to see if the back of the ps is dented. Check to see if they over tighten the fan screws.
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June 25, 2013 6:34:19 AM

It should tell you in the PSU manual not to overtighten the screws. Does your LED on the front case flash in time with the clicks? Also it's always worthwhile to double check your wiring, everyone's done some silly things by not wiring it up properly.

EDIT: Also update the main post on the thread so it's easier for people to see and try to help :) 
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June 25, 2013 6:48:40 AM

Ah i found out what the problem was. I places a scew on the PSU where it shouldnt have went. Nice and quiet.
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June 25, 2013 6:55:56 AM

There'll usually be extra screw holes at the back because a lot of PSUs have screws in different places, just make sure you look where you're putting the screws next time! :) 
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June 25, 2013 3:16:30 PM

Never mind, it still hasn't made a difference and is still making loud ticking noises from the PSU. Name of the PSU is the "XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply". Not sure what to do.
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June 25, 2013 3:28:02 PM

i have an possible cause, but for poor PSUs.
PSU fan wiring hitting the blades

i get some crap psus with this problem

but never an "BRAND" PSU
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June 25, 2013 3:35:46 PM

Luiz Gustavo said:
i have an possible cause, but for poor PSUs.
PSU fan wiring hitting the blades

i get some crap psus with this problem

but never an "BRAND" PSU


No wiring is near or touching the blades. I'm not sure if there's a problem with the bearing or if there's a problem inside the PSU that I can't fix. I'm guessing my only option is to try and get a replacement (which I don't want to do cos of time consume) but they may not find a problem in their end which would be annoying...
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