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PSU Rapid Clicking Noise

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#1 RDoringo


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Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:43 AM

Hello, everybody. Everybody here was great with the last problem I had, and I hope I can get similar results this time!

So,a week or so ago I noticed a rapid clicking coming from my computer. By rapid I mean approximately 8 times per second. The noise is horribly annoying. I took off the side panel of my case and I am 99% sure it is coming from my Power Supply, an Antec 520w High Current Gamer series. The psu is approximately 4 months old.

The sound comes and goes, but it seems like it has been present more often than not for the last few days. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to when the clicking begins and stops. Sometimes it occurs immediately upon turning the computer on and other times it it takes a few minutes. Inevitably, however, the clicking comes.

The only other thing I can say about it is that the clicking seems to slow and then promptly stop upon shutting down the computer. I'd like to say its a problem with the fan, but I'm not so sure.

I don't know what do to fix it.

Any ideas?

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:12 PM

Its likely the internal cooling fan is either catching on something or the bearings inside the fan going bad. You can try blowing it out with a can of compressed air (short bursts) to see if you can dislodge any dust or dirt. if that doesn't work, most electronics these days come with a 1 year warranty-i would recomend warranteeing it if possible if the canned air doesn't work.



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