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HX520, is it supposed to sound like a crackling bonfire?


Rove

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My HX520 emits a constant high pitched crackling sound. Like someone's throwing sticks in a bonfire. It's quite odd because when installing windows it came and went, but it's on 100% now. It's honestly too ridiculously loud for a quiet PSU. My system was just about inaudible from 50cm away when the HX520 wasn't shrieking. Should I RMA this unit? Is there a risk to my hardware if I continue to use this power supply?

 

Thanks.

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I stopped the fan with a pencil and it has no effect on the noise, I'm sure it's some of the coils just buzzing like mad. The label/sticker is attached properly to the fan.

 

I've set everything up outside my case to localize the sound with certainty, and it's absolutely the PSU coils making this noise.

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