My power supply is whining, but I'm okay with that. Do I really need to buy a new one?
So, it seems that I've got the same problem that this gentlemen
had. That is, my power supply is emitting a high pitched whine.
Here's the thing, though... I think I can live with it. I wear headphones all the time, and they block out sound fairly well. Also, I don't have any cash for a new (worthwhile) power supply right now. So there's that, too.
All in all, I think I'd be okay with just leaving it alone. Intrinsically, though, the "pretend it doesn't exist" solution seems like a poor decision on my part. What might happen when it does eventually fail? Fire? Explosion? Alien invasion? I'm kind of imagining that it will just stop working one day. "Alas!" it will cry out, and then proceed to die a quiet, dignified death. I can live with that outcome.
To summarize: I know that I'll have to eventually replace this thing, but is it okay to leave it until it dies?