Hi, I got my enermax 350w this afternoon, and I'm wondering if it's normal for this thing to make an "electrical sound" when the breaker in the back is closed. It's not a humming...it's more like
oh boy aint this gonna be fun to describe..
it sounds kind of like clicking. not clicking like your mouse...man I'm messing this up aint I? It's not a constant "mmmmmm" it's like "mm mm mm mm" really fast.
Aside from trying to record it, I'm afraid for myself that that's the best I can do to describe it. I would very, very much appreciate anyone that owns an Enermax PSU to listen to it closely to see if it makes a noise that you might be able to interpret as being comparable to what I'm trying to describe. You'd most likely not be able to detect the noise when your computer is on, so it would probably be most noticable before you hit your power switch.
It's just that I can't imagine myself missing something like this with my previous power supplies. Maybe I really did just miss it, maybe it's an Enermax thing, or maybe it's shorting. Hopefully someone out there knows.
As always, thanks to everyone for their continued support.
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August 9, 2001 4:32:22 AM
could be a relay. could be the fan. If you aren't suffering crashes from reduced power and it isn't overheating, I really wouldn't worry about it.
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August 9, 2001 3:47:57 PM
So you <i>are</i> saying that my psu has something wrong with it, right? You shouldn't hear a faint electrical noise when you put your ear to it, of any kind?
please reply. it's very important that i do not have a damaged component powering my syster =0
for all of you enermax users, which seems to be a majority of you, please take the time to listen for some kind of noise coming from your power supply with the computer off. you will need to remove a panel to put your ear to it.
i would email enermax to ask, but they seem to be even more lacking on support than ati. at least ati _lets_ you email them.