Well just finished building my new machine, and i noticed the Fan on the PSU does not spin.
How ever it does spin under load. allthough it seems to struggle? is this normal?
i recently RMA'd the PSU got a new one (amazon) and the new one does the same thing. the fan just doesnt seem to work all the time? it seems to work when it is under heavy load but i was under the assumption that Corsair PSU fans spin all the time and adjust according to heat.
what are the odds of me getting 2 bad PSU's?
when it is underload sometimes it seems like the fan wants to spin it will jump then stop.
The fan is not supposed to stop. You have to be lucky to even get one bad psu. You must be very very lucky. Enough to think there is some other cause but nothing comes to mind that would affect a psu fan.
So the second PSU which arrived yesterday Installed is doing the exact same thing. fan does not spin at idle and only kicks on under heavy load. the fan will "jerk" like it is trying to come on but doesnt spin unless it goes heavy load.
so what are the odds of me getting 2 bad PSU's
again this is a Corsair TX750watt M
i really dont wanna RMA another PSU. amazon is going to think im running some sort of scam here lol
Well i just found this on the corsair website, not sure how i missed this the first time. but here is a video explaining how the fan does not always spin on the TX models. i guess i RMA'd a perfectly fine powersupply lol..
this is also good information for everyone to know. all the research i did suggest the fan should ALWAYS be running. this is what lead me to believe i had a bad PSU. apparently this is not always the case.
The video is talking specifically about the AX models but i hope it is the same for the TX models since both have thermally controlled fans.