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February 19, 2013 7:28:45 AM

Hello, I want to replace my power supply, it's fan is making an annoying sound which really is stupid, when its on low load the sound increase but while on full load I don't here it much specially if I am gaming it just fades. While watching something or hearing music I hear nothing unless I mute the sound. It's a low krrrrkrrr krrr sound which is so strange like the fan is not spinning fast enough or something, when I put my case on its side or upside down the sound disappears and I don't want to fully disassemble the PSU there is no sense in doing that unless if I am going to change the fan which is still not an option because I am not sure if I will find the same spare part, I clean my gear every 6 or 8 weeks which rule out dust problems so what should I do please help, is there something wrong with the PSU or is it only the fan and can I just replace it!!? I had that PSU for almost 14 month now, I wanted to change my case I had it since 2008 so I want some look change and its USB 2.0 front panel are not working proper now they sometimes not read well or give the error massage that they are not working fast enough so I may get a new case with a USB 3.0 front panel because the current one doesn't have any. Thank you for your help.


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February 19, 2013 9:50:25 AM

Your noise could be a vibration or something else. I would remount the power supply and inspect it for any loose wires that might be rubbing against the fan.
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February 19, 2013 10:32:39 AM

o1die said:
Your noise could be a vibration or something else. I would remount the power supply and inspect it for any loose wires that might be rubbing against the fan.


Ok, so you would think...I might check that again I already removed the steal cage on the fan once to check if it has any wires rubbing against it...
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February 20, 2013 9:40:29 AM

Its the PSU fan as I detected no wires rubbing against anything, I am kinda expert in fans sounds specially when they are *** ones, Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus PSU fans sucks, I had an HTC PSU for almost 3 years never had any trouble with it until it dropped the V12 so I replaced it with the current one, I hate the power saving crap and smart fan control thing they all are *** when they are impeded in powersupply's.
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