Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Faint buzzing sound from PSU when computer is on and off

Last response: in Components
Share
November 15, 2008 8:02:43 PM

Hi.

My Thermaltake Toughpower 750W makes a faint buzzing sound the moment I plug the power cord into the unit. This occurs when the power switch on the PSU is both on and off. I have tried disconnecting the PSU from the MB and it still makes this buzzing sound when plugged in. I tried using a different power cord and a different surge protector, but nothing changed. I guess I am concerned because I never noticed it before. My ear needs to be about 6 inches from my PSU to hear it, but I never recalled hearing it before. I first noticed the buzzing sound after having dusted my computer with compressed air. I blew some air into the PSU from about 3 inches away. I also ended up disconnecting my Radeon 3870 X2 graphics card, and I am 100% confident that I reconnected the 6-pin and 8-pin power supplies firmly and properly.

I've read around that PSUs can make buzzing sounds when they are heavily taxed, but would they still do that with both the PSU and the computer powered off?

Thank you so much for your help!
-Chris
November 17, 2008 12:06:58 PM

I'm no expert in power supplies but I had two psu's failed on my after heavy loads. After the psu's died you can still hear that buzz. Get ready to replace yours. But hey thats just my slice of life.
!