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  1. #1


    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 36
    Windows 7 64bit

    Boom sound inside case?


    Asus maximus V: mobo
    Gtx 780: GPU
    i5 4770k: CPU
    Coolermaster 1200w gold pro: PS
    1tb Hard Drive
    8g Ram
    Hello. About every 30 minutes or so, a large pop/boom will come from my computer tower. I think the sound is percussion off the plastic window on the side panel (but i could be wrong). I checked the capacitors on the mobo and none have exploded or leaked. It seems to occur when i am gaming. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this or what it is? Thanks
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    Join Date : Jun 2014
    2114 12th AVe. SE
    Posts : 991
    Windows 7/Linux Ubuntu
    USA us south dakota

    Depends on if its more of a pop or what. It could be a slightly lose cord hitting a fan once in a while. It could be the case itself (is it plastic or metal?) It could be a harddrive failure or maybe the power supply. Not to discourage forums but firstly try this:
    Let me google that for you
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  3. #3


    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 36
    Windows 7 64bit

    I googled it firstly and got no results. The case is metal (cooler master haf x), and all wires are tied down and clear of fans. It's hard to tell if it's a boom or pop. It's very loud. I jumped while wearing noise canceling headphones. The computer works fine whenever it happens and I don't get any error messages.
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  4. #4

    I can't imagine what could be making a noise like that. Is your computer effected in any way when the noise happens, momentary freeze, screen glitch or anything like that? Any strange odors?

    My only guess would be something inside the PSU is having a problem. Any chance you have a spare PSU you could swap in to see if the noise stops happening?
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  5. #5


    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 36
    Windows 7 64bit

    No freezes, odors or anything. Everything seems to be working perfectly. I do not have a spare psu unfortunately :/.
    Okay this is pretty ironic and helpful. I'm typing this on my phone and the computer just did it again. It's powered off so nothing is running. (I turned it off last night by holding the power button. The psu is in the 'on' position)
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    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    Hmm, you saaid it had a window right? is that plastic or glass? some people noted they got hot, expanded and contracted making a popping noise. Else like we said probably that psu
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  7. #7


    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 36
    Windows 7 64bit

    The sound is much too loud to be that. It's kind of like those little fire crackers that you throw on the ground. Also it happened when the computer was powered off so it wasn't hot. If it is the psu, what do I do? Do I need a whole new one? Or can I fix it. I know what working with power supplies can be pretty dangerous.
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  8. #8


    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Cookeville
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1
    USA us tennessee

    Before you electrocute yourself and/or burn your house down, unplug the power cable from the PSU and wait for it to happen again. Just to be sure that there isn't some other perfectly logical thing happening that your brain tricked you into thinking was your PC exploding.
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    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 36
    Windows 7 64bit

    Good idea. Unfortunately I already tried that. Unplugged it completely and sat at my desk and watched Django Unchained on my laptop for 2 hours and no sound. (Great movie btw). I'll be doing the same thing tonight. Hopefully it is just something else.
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  10. #10


    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Cookeville
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1
    USA us tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by ashort View Post
    Good idea. Unfortunately I already tried that. Unplugged it completely and sat at my desk and watched Django Unchained on my laptop for 2 hours and no sound. (Great movie btw). I'll be doing the same thing tonight. Hopefully it is just something else.
    Fair enough. I just know that I get kinda paranoid about my PC sometimes. My dog moves under my desk when I didn't know she was there and I assume a total meltdown is in progress while pulling up various monitors.
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