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Buzz on, then off

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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  1. Buy a new one. What is your budget and what are your system specs?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?product_id=0352678
    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?product_id=0352678
  4. 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=N82E16817139004
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093
  5. ^Same as mine but I picked the modular version.
  6. 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=N82E16817139004
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093

    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=N82E16817139019
    Quote:

    Thanks Dadiggle
  7. Best answer
    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=N82E16817139017&cm_re=builder_series-_-17-139-017-_-Product
  8. Ok 550VX it is thanks Beanoslim!
  9. Best answer selected by Chala.
  10. 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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