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bad idea?

Postby Merlin » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:20 pm

My PSU seems to be overheating and shutting the system down. The fan seems to be turning really slow and it doesnt seem to be moving much air. Would it be a bad idea to try opening it up and changing the fan?
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Re: bad idea?

Postby XstollieX » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:29 pm

All depends if it's under warranty. If it is, I would just RMA it. If not, make sure it's drained and pop it open. I did it once on an old psu, swapped the fan and plugged one into a 4pin molex

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Re: bad idea?

Postby Merlin » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:38 pm

Its a Corsair that is still under the 5 year warranty. How can I tell for sure that my PSU is in fact overheating? I am playing Mass effect 3 and the whole system has suddenly shut down as if I has flipped the switch off on the power strip. I get no warning or beeps or anything.
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Re: bad idea?

Postby vbironchef » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:17 pm

Not sure if you have the same utilities as me but Asus has this thing called pc probe II. You might want to give that a try. It tells you all your temps! And your fan speed.

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Re: bad idea?

Postby Merlin » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:17 pm

I have an ASUS board and installed that utility. It does not allow for PSU temps. My CPU tem did get up to 62C under load. I changed the fan to a faster one to see if that helps.
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