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July 11, 2011 6:57:32 PM

As the title says, the fan on my PSU is not working and thanks to that, my PC overheats and it turns off after playing a game like CoD. My question is, is the fan broken or did i mess something up in BIOS? Can it be fixed? And if not, which 500 - 600 W power supply do you suggest?

Here's the link of the cover of my PSU



EDIT: It's a Chieftec PSU, forgot to write...

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a c 91 ) Power supply
July 11, 2011 7:10:53 PM

Please give your complete system details.
July 11, 2011 7:17:50 PM

Processor - AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-M56S-S3
RAM Memory - Kingmax 2GB DIMM DDR2
Graphics card - Radeon X1950 Pro PCI-E
HDD - WD Caviar Black 640 GB
Operating System - Windows 7 32 bit
Sound card - Creative Lags SB0570

Hope that's it.
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a c 91 ) Power supply
July 11, 2011 7:28:10 PM

You do not need a 500W+ PSU for your system. A decent 300 watt unit such as the Corsair CX 430 V2 will be enough.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681713902...

It'll be a good upgrade over the current generic unit you have currently. You can always opt for even better units depending on your budget.
July 11, 2011 7:31:53 PM

Emperus said:
You do not need a 500W+ PSU for your system. A decent 300 watt unit such as the Corsair CX 430 V2 will be enough.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681713902...

It'll be a good upgrade over the current generic unit you have currently. You can always opt for even better units depending on your budget.

So there's nothing more I can do except buy a new PSU?

Actually, I was thinking of upgrading my rig in the close future so that's why I was asking for a 500W+ PSU. Any suggestions?
a c 91 ) Power supply
July 11, 2011 7:40:16 PM

You can always take your current power supply to a technician for check up. There might be an uprooted wire which may be causing the fan to not spin at all. I just recommended a new PSU as your current one looks generic.

As for recommending a PSU, we need to know your budget first. Blind guessing, I can suggest you to get a Corsair TX 650 V2 which will be plenty for any single video card build (and some multiple video card builds also).
July 11, 2011 7:45:45 PM

100$ should be a reasonable amount for a mid-end rig.
a c 91 ) Power supply
July 11, 2011 7:51:46 PM

Kuyss said:
100$ should be a reasonable amount for a mid-end rig.


That's a very generous budget. Do you have plans of ever going SLI/Crossfire in future?
a b ) Power supply
July 12, 2011 2:37:38 AM

you can replace the psu fan...but chieftec.....replace now!
July 12, 2011 5:47:28 AM

Emperus said:
That's a very generous budget. Do you have plans of ever going SLI/Crossfire in future?

Don't think so. I'm not THAT big of an enthusiast.

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a c 91 ) Power supply
July 12, 2011 10:13:50 AM
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Kuyss said:
Don't think so. I'm not THAT big of an enthusiast.


In that case the XFX Core PRO550 will be plenty enough for you even when you decide and move on to more power hungry components.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681720701...
July 20, 2011 1:19:10 PM

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a b ) Power supply
July 20, 2011 10:39:23 PM

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