I just bought a new 550W PSU from RECOM. After installing it in my old computer (which had its former PSU burn out) I noticed it buzzes constantly (the PSU)
Things of note:
1. I am 100% sure the PSU is the component making the noise
2. The PSU is brand new
3. The noise seems to be influenced by what the computer is running. It's inperceptible if I'm staring at my desktop, but kicks into high if I watch streaming video or play a game.
Any ideas, sugestions? My complete specs can be seen below, for your information pleasure
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4. I'm 100% sure it's not the fan.
I listened carefuly and it's an electric sound. I even froze the fan in place for a second and the buzzing was still there.
@ Roadrunner: are you saying RECOM is a crap PSU? Or a PSU that makes said noise is crap? I'm pretty brand-savvy when it comes to computer components but I have to admit I have no idea about PSU's. This is my first "name-brand" PSU I've ever bought, all the ones before (3 in number, all fried) were no-name units that cost me like 10 euros each and came in a plastic bag.
This one cost around 70 euros or such though the store DID carry a bunch of more expensive ones. *shrug*
Where are you from?
I can get a Corsair VX 550W here for ~80EUR and I'm in backwater capital (pricewise). If that's too much get a LC Power 550W LC6550GP (I admit it's an unknown company but it ran my QC without issues for 6 months and my old AMD system for 3 months before that) for ~40 EUR (here). EDIT : Runs cool and quiet.
What about the LC Power 550W? I know it sounds like it's made by monkeys but it's quite cheap (very popular here and my friend who works in a large computer shop said they have a lower failure rate than for enermax for it. I've installed quite a few over the last two years mostly overclocked dualcores and a quadcore (mine) and had no issues or complaints from my friends.
Also this store will do special orders for you if you pay a premium and unlike most romanian computer stores actully deliver parts to your front door.
As far as underclocking your CPU is that because of overheating? I think you either bought a "pre built" system or just forgot to budget for your case for your build.....I'd get better cooling if I were you, there's no need to underclock that processor. You could even squezee a few more mhz out of it over stock....