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Power supply on the way out?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sup2a, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. sup2a

    sup2a Thread Starter

    Oct 9, 2007
    I recently have been alerted to noises in my computer (no1 on the list) at first the noises the HD were making had me a little worried, a slight whirring whenever i say view photos or scroll, so i believe thats on the way out, no big deal really, but more recently i booted up the computer and something is making a terrible noise, rattling sort of.... Hard to explain, all i know is its not good, i have the side off my case so noises are louder than most computers but this has never happened before only today's boot and the day before, the sound seems to subside after a few minutes to a light sound but not the norm.

    Im not 100% sure its the Power supply but nothing else would make that noise would it? the CPU fan seems fine and everything is well (besides the HD) I just need to know if it is the PSU cause' i don't want things going "boom" Im on a VERY tight budget and only want to buy a PSU if it is for sure. Nothing else seems to be wrong with the computer, it runs fine there are no power cut outs just a very loud start up
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    Use something like a straw, coffee stirrer, etc to hold the fan stopped and pw ON. See which one is making the noise.
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