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January 11, 2011 6:11:56 PM

I think my power supply is going. It used to buzz about once every couple weeks then stop on it's own or when I shut down and restarted. Sunday it started buzzing constantly, and shut it down overnight, and when I fired it up again the buzzing started again constant. So last night I shut down again and when I started it up today no buzzing.

Should I just get a new one which I really can't afford right now or hang in there a little maybe blow some dust off the fan or something? Anyone have an opinion? Thanks!

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January 11, 2011 6:30:08 PM

Buy a new one. What is your budget and what are your system specs?
a b ) Power supply
January 11, 2011 6:31:15 PM

Could carry on buzzing and be ok no not the best sign.

Whats your system specs, current psu and where abouts do you buy from?
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January 11, 2011 7:40:56 PM

COLGeek said:
Buy a new one. What is your budget and what are your system specs?

I can go as high as $150.00.

Specs

O/S: Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
Processor: 3.20 gigahertz Intel Celeron
Mother Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-7104 20A MSI PM8M-V Socket 478 Motherboard
RAM 2048 MB DDR
Hard Disk 1TB
Hard Disk Two 80GB
BIOS BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 02/22/2006
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy-Model Number SB0570 Presently using onboard.
Desktop Case L x W x H) Approx. 17.0' x 7.0" x 14.0"

Was looking at this http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
beanoslim said:
Could carry on buzzing and be ok no not the best sign.

Whats your system specs, current psu and where abouts do you buy from?

Specs
O/S: Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
Processor: 3.20 gigahertz Intel Celeron
Mother Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-7104 20A MSI PM8M-V Socket 478 Motherboard
RAM 2048 MB DDR
Hard Disk 1TB
Hard Disk Two 80GB
BIOS BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 02/22/2006
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy-Model Number SB0570 Presently using onboard.
Desktop Case L x W x H) Approx. 17.0' x 7.0" x 14.0"

Don't know what current PSU is in there i tried Belarc Advisor and it won't tell me. Is there another way to find out without opening machine? I buy from Microcenter.com i am looking at this one.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
a b ) Power supply
January 11, 2011 8:05:36 PM

^Same as mine but I picked the modular version.
January 11, 2011 8:21:32 PM

beanoslim said:
You don't need to spend all that and you don't need a very powerfull psu but these are cheaper and better options.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would like to stick with Corsair they have been voted top PSU Manufacturer of 2010, My 600 is cheaper then your 550 what do you think? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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heres one aswell

SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks Dadiggle


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January 11, 2011 8:52:12 PM
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The Builder series is a capable psu but not Corsairs best option.
For $59 I'd definately take the 550VX.

If you want to save money get this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 11, 2011 8:54:54 PM

Ok 550VX it is thanks Beanoslim!
January 11, 2011 8:55:11 PM

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January 11, 2011 8:59:51 PM

Chala said:
Ok 550VX it is thanks Beanoslim!


Its got a 5yr warranty and was originally over $100, the Builder has a 2yr warranty.

Hope it goes well for you.
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