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HOW to tell if my PSU is going

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October 8, 2010 6:04:57 PM

Hello,
I have an HP Pavilion a6623uk I think my PSU could be going as I have noticed that the noise has increased since Wednesday.
Normally I noticed when my pc boots up the noise is loud but it fades away after sometime but now it stays loud and the air coming out of the fan section of my PSU has a reduced capacity. My mini tower has a fan at bottom of the below all the ports at the back and one housed within the PSU two air vents one on the right-side large and a smaller one on the left side.
The psu 300 watts
What do you think could be wrong?
Your
Farhan

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a b ) Power supply
October 8, 2010 7:32:57 PM

what model power supply?
a b ) Power supply
October 8, 2010 7:36:55 PM

The noise you here is are the fans making that noise or is it a high pitched whine sort of noise?
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October 9, 2010 5:49:42 PM

saaiello said:
The noise you here is are the fans making that noise or is it a high pitched whine sort of noise?

Hello I removed outer case of pc and examined where the noise is coming from and it is my graphics card fan portion is making the noise not the PSU.
The fan is extremely loud.

my my PC specs are

Motherboard
M2N68-LA (Narra3)
•Manufacturer: Asus
•Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
•Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
•Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2
•Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)
•Processor socket: AM2+
•Expansion Slots:
◦1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
◦2 PCI Express x1 slots
◦1 PCI slot
Processor
AMD Athlon X2 4450e
•Operating speed: Up to 2.3 GHz
•Number of cores: 2
•Socket: AM2
•Bus speed: 2000MT/s
Memory
3 GB
•Amount: 3 GB
•Speed: PC2-6400 MB/sec
Video graphics
ATI Radeon HD3450
•256 MB onboard memory
•Supports HDTV, Blu-ray, and HD DVD up to 1080p
•Supports two displays at the same time*
* Full-size bracket only
•Supports HDCP
Integrated graphics using nVidia GeForce 6150SE
Sound/Audio
Integrated Realtek ALC888S Audio
•8 channel high-definition audio•Audio CODEC: ALC888S
Networking
LAN: 10-Base-T
•Interface: Integrated into motherboard
•Technology: Realtek RTL8201N
•Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100Mb/s
•Transmission standards:10-Base-T Ethernet
Hard drive
500 GB
•Size: 500 GB
•Interface: SATA
•Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec
•Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
CD/DVD disc drive
SuperMulti 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive
•Interface: SATA
•Data buffer memory: 2 MB
•Maximum storage capacity: 8.5 GB
•Must use Double-Layer media discs in order to take advantage of the DL technology
•Must use LightScribe-enabled media discs and supporting software in order to take advantage of the LightScribe technology
Function Maximum speed
DVD-RAM up to 12x
DVD+R DL write once up to 8x
DVD-R DL write once up to 8x
DVD+R write once up to 16x
DVD+RW rewriteable up to 8x
DVD-R write once up to 16x
DVD-RW rewriteable up to 6x
DVD-ROM read up to 16x
CDR write once up to 40x
CDRW rewriteable up to 32x
CDROM read up to 40x

Memory Card Reader
15-in-1 multimedia card reader
Computer Case
Mid-size ATX
•Height: 38.7 cm (15.23 inches)
•Width: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches)
•Length: 41.4 cm (16.29 inches)
Bay Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) 2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) 3
Pocket Media Drive 1
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply
300W
300W power supply
Should I change my graphics card?
All help appreciated.

Yours
Farhan (London)
a b ) Power supply
October 9, 2010 8:59:42 PM

well um yeah :)  if thats where the noise is coming from
October 10, 2010 8:09:14 PM

shovenose said:
well um yeah :)  if thats where the noise is coming from

If I were to purchase a new card any recommendations my limit would around US $ 80 UK £50
What would go for my motherboard specifications as I don’t want overload my motherboard or the rest of my pc.
I have changed my card before so that is not a problem.
Any help appreciated
Yours
Farhan
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