Solved Corsair PSU Hx 850 buzzing noises

March 19, 2014 at 20:14:00
Specs: Windows 7 home premium, intel i7 3770k/8 gigs
hey everyone, my corsair psu Hx 850 started making buzzing noises, I noticed it after a couple of days, but I thought it was normal considering its a new part and all. The buzzing is like the one similar to those lights in office buildings when they need to be changed. The buzzing randomly stops and starts, I believe its only when my fan isn't spinning that it does this but ill edit my post later. what should I do?

the part is only about 5 months old and I noticed the sound being pretty loud after installing a new gtx 760


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#1
March 20, 2014 at 03:43:23
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I'd be very much inclined to replace it, and if under warranty - exercise that right.

If there is a transformer in the psu it may be the laminations are in effect "rattling/vibrating" at whatever your mains frequency is. Equally you may have large smoothing capacitor a little under stress, not happy. Either way "something" is getting a little warm - which is why (possibly) it stops(?) when the cooling fan operates.

I suggest it would be wise(r) to replace it - whilst under warranty. It does sound a little like all is not well with it, maybe not upto par.

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#2
March 20, 2014 at 04:11:40
Wow this sucks. Thanks for the help ill rma it back and see what happens. I love warranty

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#3
March 20, 2014 at 05:56:55
Request a warranty RMA and that they cross ship a replacement so you are not without a computer.

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#4
March 20, 2014 at 06:35:28
Excellent tip from OtH - who is clearly "not OtH" yet..

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#5
March 20, 2014 at 08:06:05
And for this cross shipping, do you ask for it or is it an option given to you? First time this happens to me

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#6
March 20, 2014 at 08:16:54
I would suspect that for some vendors an RMA etc. is a request (at the very least wise to check that aspect). Many vendors will include that sort of information in their shipping and returns section. But as I say - wise(r) to check if possible directly with them first.

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#7
March 20, 2014 at 08:21:10
Ok thanks guys ill see how it goes

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#8
March 20, 2014 at 11:22:23
For vendors that will cross ship you will need to provide a credit card or some other payment guarantee, to insure that you return the original item. A time frame is usually imposed before actually billing to your card. As trvlr suggested, ask.

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#9
June 12, 2014 at 20:24:57
so i decided to wait until i was on vacation to actually send the psu, since i wouldn't have to deal with school. It turns out that the psu was infact not working correctly. I received a new psu and it hasn't made any buzzing noise. thanks again

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#10
June 13, 2014 at 02:05:54
Thanks for update... Hopefully all will be wellfromnow on... Enjoy... Trvlr

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