Today, when playing BF3, i noticed a high pitched sound coming from my psu. I haven't noticed this before. It would only usually happen in game intro screens etc when things were being pushed out at '000 fps.
Along with this, my PC cut out when playing BF3 not long after. When i moved one of my side panels, the PSU would turn on, then off again as i moved it. Not sure if that's the problem with the cutting out.
Does anyone know there to be any particular issues with these PSUs? Also, does the whine indicate a failing PSU? Finally, if anyone is clued up on the cutting out, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
It’s made by HEC. I have seen some horror stories out there for some HEC power supplies but not for this one.
The side panel story has me worried. The only two switches that should be able to turn on or off your power supply should be on the supply itself, or on the front panel… which is a remote to the pwr contacts on your motherboard.
Could that have been a one-time coincidence?
We need to know what your MB, CPU, RAM and GPU are before we can give you any real answers.
Also, how clean is your cable routing? Are there any wires hanging about inside your case?
Are you using a UPS to keep the PS from being hit by brownouts and spikes?
I can't think of any reason for this other than your GPU might be drawing too much current off the PS. Your wattage rating is close to the minimum needed to run that setup. If HEC or beQuiet! Has been over ambitious with their watt rating this could be a result.
Or if you've had some spikes or brownouts that have hit the PS your components could be deteriorating.
Check the link in my first post. Most of the really good PSs are made by seasonic. I have an Antec 620HCG and couldn't be happier with it. Its a choice you can grow into and it'll serve for a long time.