So two weeks ago I noticed this whinning noise coming from the power strip of my computer. It is odd that my printer's adapter/power strip makes the same very high pitched noise also. Older people are not even able to hear this noise but at points with no background noise it is very annoying.
Any way about a week after noticing the nosie my computer failed to turn on so I figured the power source had a failure so I got a new one, a CORSAIR GS800, so a 800 watt source the same power amount I orignially had but a much better brand and quality at least I think.
The computer runs fine, without any problems. However when the system is shutdown I hear this lite crackling noise, it is hard to explain but it is there. It is an electricty type sound. When I turn the switch from on to off on the back of the computer the noise goes lower. However the noise only shuts off completely when the system is unplugged or the surge protector is turned off.
Any ideas? I heard I should try to unplug different components inside the system and see if the noise stops with one of them off and that could be the problem. However I am not comfortable with unplugging things inside my computer as I have no idea what I am doing with hardeware. If it is some type of componenet such as the video card (man I hope not!) does this need to be replaced? Or can it be something is out of line. I have already dusted the inside and all the vents.
Thanks for any info. It is just wierd that the orginal power source failed and now this brand new one is making a bit of a strange noise but not the same as the old one.