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How many watts needed? Loud clampy noise

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a b ) Power supply
March 10, 2009 11:13:55 PM

Im currently getting this really load clampy cutting noise from the Hard Drive. Its not the wires, its not the HD (replaced 2ce from NCIX, same thing) so i think its the PSU. With my old 160GB HD there was no clampy noise. This is a 500GB.

Dual Core 3800+ 2GHz
EAX1800XL 256MB Video Card
500GB Hard Drive
3GB Ram
430W PSU

a b ) Power supply
March 11, 2009 2:00:39 AM

A good quality 300W PSU could easily run that.
a b ) Power supply
March 11, 2009 4:33:05 AM

But u shuld nt even rule out a bad HDD... try to add the HDD to another computer and check it...If u get the same noise, mayb u shuld get it replaced...
a c 248 ) Power supply
March 11, 2009 4:45:48 AM

Sometimes it's hard to easily identify the source of a noise inside a pc case. Have you tried disconnecting the hard drive and starting the computer to see what happens?