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PSU Noise/Squealing (Annoying)

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December 14, 2010 2:49:57 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fYl__ZLgOE&hd=1

I get this annoying noise whenever I hit play on HD Vid (720p/1080p)
Whatever uses GPU power, it starts with it, games, benchmarks, etc.
I've read it could be a defective capacitor and should ask for replacement (has no longer than one week, and does it from day zero)

I can turn on Prime or some other CPU stress tool, and it will stay silent, but GPU :fou: 

Is there anything to do apart from replace?
a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2010 4:59:39 PM

Is it definately psu and not graphics card noise, can't really see much in your clip.
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December 14, 2010 5:33:33 PM

It's a common problem with many GPUs. What you're hearing is the swan song of an induction coil on your graphics card. Eventually it will probably fail. I've had to replace a GTX 295 after dealing with about a month or so of the squealing.
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December 14, 2010 10:06:52 PM

But I can hear it from the PSU, besides, I've replaced my GPU with my brother's...
Noise still there
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December 14, 2010 10:14:05 PM

Try stopping the psu fan while its making the noise.

What psu are you using?
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December 15, 2010 12:59:32 AM

ah the tr2 - its one of thermaltake's crappier series. ive had one go BOOM and kill a p4 (the 430w model though)
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December 15, 2010 1:55:56 AM

those better, yes. except for the extreme power one, be aware that cooler master extreme and elite power are bad, the rest of cm's psus are quite good.
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December 15, 2010 9:37:36 AM

Are you getting a free replacement?
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December 17, 2010 2:06:38 AM

not a free replacement, i get a replacement, and i choose the one i like... doesn't has to be the same model
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December 17, 2010 9:02:33 AM

But your not paying for it, its an exchange??

What I'm saying is if you are just buying a new psu get a different brand.
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December 18, 2010 7:12:55 PM

Exchange, for another brand
I can choose btw those CoolerMaster
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