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August 2, 2013 2:12:58 PM

So I have a question. I finally completed my rig and my new fans are "blinking" if you might. I only have a 530 watt PSU so I was afraid that I didn't have adequate power. So my LEDs in my fans will now run at max brightness then flicker down once in a while under load. Not shut off, just kind of lose brightness. I am also running a FAM controller. Is the fan controller, fans or the PSU to blame? I'm betting the PSU and is it a negative to run near max load consistently? I don't care if the PSU dies after a whole. I just don't want to blow up my CPU or something.

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August 2, 2013 2:25:55 PM

The leds on the fan only eat a little voltage from your PSU. I think it's the fan controller's fault here. You also plug a power cord from the PSU to the fan controller right? Try changing the molex connector.
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August 2, 2013 2:33:02 PM

If its a known good brand psu you will need a huge gpu to max 530 watts out or two ordinary ones. I doubt your new psu is at fault.
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August 2, 2013 3:03:12 PM

I have a radeon 7850 and an fx6300.

The controller is an nzxt sentry 2
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August 2, 2013 3:11:32 PM

Make and model of PSU?
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August 2, 2013 3:29:05 PM

Rosewill green series rg530 80 plus bronze certified
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August 2, 2013 3:34:21 PM

It's a decent unit , should be able to handle your specs.I doubt it's the PSU.
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August 2, 2013 3:45:54 PM

I mean its fine if it does it. I just don't want to blow up my CPU or blow something on my mobo
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August 2, 2013 3:48:08 PM

I doubt that will happen.
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August 3, 2013 5:45:01 AM

Alright. Cool. Do you think I'm safe to over clock just a bit. Maybe to 4.3-4.5? Or should I upgrade PSU? I'm not a PS expert so I'm not too sure
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August 3, 2013 7:02:07 AM

I would upgrade the PSU.
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August 3, 2013 7:38:02 AM

OK. Great. Thanks. I'll put it off for a little while then.

Thanks for all the help
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