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I have been troubleshooting the strangest coil whine for the past week. I have uploaded a video of the noise, which is clearly very annoying. The sound seems to come from the psu

I have this coil whine, and have traded out every single component with known working components and the sound has persistent throughout. The coil whine is usually only present during games of any type, but not benchmarking such as furmark or cinebench. 

-ryzen 5600, currently 6900xt, current bios always, tried 2 700w psu's, and currently a 750w platinum corsair one

I swapped my motherboard from a b550 to an x570, at least 5 different gpus, 3 different psu's, 3 different memory kits, different cpu coolers.

The only things that I have not swapped out at this point is the processor, case and the nvme ssd.

Is it possible that an ssd or cpu could make a coil whine this loudly??

PLEASE HELP I AM GOING CRAZY FROM THIS NOISE.

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SFX power supply?

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I imagine you didn't try plugging the machine into a different building with a different transformer yet.

We could have definitely saved you some trouble though as chasing coil whine doesn't have any form of diagnostics beyond changing random parts to different makes and models until it goes away. Or another correct diagnostic step is to wear headphones.

btw i have my speakers turned all the way up and that coil whine is so barely audible that I think that bigger issue would be more along the lines of how overly quiet the house is vs the small amount of noise the pc makes.

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14 minutes ago, dizmo said:

SFX power supply?

Yes the two 700w power supplies were sfx-L, but the corsair one is a corsair sf750 SFX

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12 minutes ago, emosun said:

I imagine you didn't try plugging the machine into a different building with a different transformer yet.

We could have definitely saved you some trouble though as chasing coil whine doesn't have any form of diagnostics beyond changing random parts to different makes and models until it goes away. Or another correct diagnostic step is to wear headphones.

btw i have my speakers turned all the way up and that coil whine is so barely audible that I think that bigger issue would be more along the lines of how overly quiet the house is vs the small amount of noise the pc makes.

You're correct the one thing I hadn't thought to try yet was plugging it in elsewhere, that will be my next option. 

And for me headphones aren't an option, especially since this coil whine even can be heard through them. 

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Do I understand correctly ? The sound seems to comes from the psu. But, as changing the psu doesn't help, it can't be the psu.

 

To me this doesn't sound like a coil whine, more like a hdd failing. Sounds like mechanical parts, rotating parts.

Do you have some fans in your case ? did you try disconnecting them ?

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6 hours ago, leclod said:

Do I understand correctly ? The sound seems to comes from the psu. But, as changing the psu doesn't help, it can't be the psu.

 

To me this doesn't sound like a coil whine, more like a hdd failing. Sounds like mechanical parts, rotating parts.

Do you have some fans in your case ? did you try disconnecting them ?

I have no hdd and have run it with all fans disconnected, and all i can say is it definitely seems to be coming from the psu, which makes no sense how the sound can be carrying over through 3 psu’s, is it possible the case itself could be having some sort of grounding out on the motherboard connectors?

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9 hours ago, horseydestroyer said:

Yes the two 700w power supplies were sfx-L, but the corsair one is a corsair sf750 SFX

I've had the same issue. Though my sound is slightly different (not quite as aggressive and a steady tone that goes up and down slightly). 

 

I've replaced the PSU twice. GPU 3 times. It's either AMD CPUs, or the fact that SFX PSUs just have whine. I've decided not to build another ITX build and when I do my build in a couple of years my current one will be gutted and turned into a spreadsheet machine. 

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Storage: WD 750 SE 500GB, WD 730 SE 1TB GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 PSU: Corsair SF750 Case: Streacom DA2

Monitor: LG 27GL83B Mouse: Razer Basilisk V2 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red Speakers: Mackie CR5BT

 

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PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

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2 hours ago, dizmo said:

I've had the same issue. Though my sound is slightly different (not quite as aggressive and a steady tone that goes up and down slightly). 

 

I've replaced the PSU twice. GPU 3 times. It's either AMD CPUs, or the fact that SFX PSUs just have whine. I've decided not to build another ITX build and when I do my build in a couple of years my current one will be gutted and turned into a spreadsheet machine. 

That is not very hopeful news... the strange this is it never made noise for the first few weeks I built it, then started making noise after I moved.

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Update: I seem to have gotten rid of the noise by re-installing windows and then just not installing any actual amd driver software, I currently just have the drivers that Windows automatically installed for me.

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7 hours ago, horseydestroyer said:

That is not very hopeful news... the strange this is it never made noise for the first few weeks I built it, then started making noise after I moved.

That's...odd.

1 hour ago, horseydestroyer said:

Update: I seem to have gotten rid of the noise by re-installing windows and then just not installing any actual amd driver software, I currently just have the drivers that Windows automatically installed for me.

I don't think that's ideal though. The drivers play a pretty big part in game performance.

CPU: Ryzen 9 5900 Cooler: EVGA CLC280 Motherboard: Gigabyte B550i Pro AX RAM: Kingston Hyper X 32GB 3200mhz

Storage: WD 750 SE 500GB, WD 730 SE 1TB GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 PSU: Corsair SF750 Case: Streacom DA2

Monitor: LG 27GL83B Mouse: Razer Basilisk V2 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red Speakers: Mackie CR5BT

 

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

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On 9/30/2022 at 8:53 PM, dizmo said:

 

That's...odd.

I don't think that's ideal though. The drivers play a pretty big part in game performance.

The sound was still there just quieter, so I just went ahead and reinstalled the amd adrenalin software. At this point the only thing I haven't tried is plugging it in a different building.

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