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Originally Posted by Hawk777th;14404670 
Ya I am not confident that the AX series ever turns the fan off totaly. My AX1200 never has even doing a POST check.

That's because the AX1200 is a different platform, the lower wattage versions on that series are made by Seasonic off their X-Series PSU's where as the AX1200 is a completely different platform made by Flextronics. I don't know if the AX1200 has that same feature but it was one of the things that made Seasonic's X-series famous.
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Originally Posted by Woodman4392;14433821 
Since the day I got mine, the fan did not spin. Always figured there was something wrong with it. Well, a few days ago I was playing BC2 when all the sudden I heard a loud POP. Yep the power supply had went bad.
The AX850?

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Originally Posted by Woodman4392;14433821 
I used it as a secondary power supply along with a AX1200. I had tried to keep an eye on it to see if it ever warmed up enough to spin the fan but it never did. It was warm to the touch but never what I would consider hot.
Are you saying that you used the AX850 as a secondary along with the AX1200?

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Originally Posted by Woodman4392;14433821 
Guess it shoulda been spinning. Not sure why Corsair made it temp controlled. I would prefer it to run all the time.
Corsair didn't design it that way, SeaSonic did (but the AX1200 is not made by SeaSonic).

By the way: if, by chance, you're not talking about the AX series, then which one are you talking about?
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I'm following along with twocables and I'm still confused.
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I'm following along with twocables and I'm still confused.
What are you confused about?
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yep, both power supplies are the ax series. I wanted two fully modular power supplies.

Yes, it was the AX850 that went bad. I've never had a problem with the AX1200 fan. Always spins. The air in my Mountain Mods Ascension has always been very cool. Lots of air flow thru it.

When I first put in the AX850, it always stayed relatively cool without the fan spinning. Faintly warm to the touch. I had 1 6970, 3 WD hard drives, 2 swiftech pumps, 2 light controllers, and 1 fan controller that it was powering. The AX1200 ran the MB, 1 6970, 2 DVD drives, 1 fan controller and 1-bitspower 2-pin hub.

What I had on the AX850 was enough to pull more than 20% of the rated power but the fan never turned on.

Currently, it's at Corsair for an RMA
    
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Originally Posted by Woodman4392;14446167 
yep, both power supplies are the ax series. I wanted two fully modular power supplies.

Yes, it was the AX850 that went bad. I've never had a problem with the AX1200 fan. Always spins. The air in my Mountain Mods Ascension has always been very cool. Lots of air flow thru it.

When I first put in the AX850, it always stayed relatively cool without the fan spinning. Faintly warm to the touch. I had 1 6970, 3 WD hard drives, 2 swiftech pumps, 2 light controllers, and 1 fan controller that it was powering. The AX1200 ran the MB, 1 6970, 2 DVD drives, 1 fan controller and 1-bitspower 2-pin hub.

What I had on the AX850 was enough to pull more than 20% of the rated power but the fan never turned on.

Currently, it's at Corsair for an RMA

Probably just had a faulty thermometer.
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post #27 of 36
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What a bad idea. You can't rely on load. Running fan according to temp is a must. Why would it be a faulty thermometer ? The graph clearly shows it runs according to Load not Temp biggrin.gif
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The amount of load generates the temperature. Like a lightbulb, some of the energy is lost as heat.

SeaSonic designed it that way, so talk to them about it. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;14447891 
The amount of load generates the temperature. Like a lightbulb, some of the energy is lost as heat.

SeaSonic designed it that way, so talk to them about it. smile.gif

The more efficient a PSU is the cooler it stays at higher loads.
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Originally Posted by WTHbot;14447918 
The more efficient a PSU is the cooler it stays at higher loads.
Yep. Lightbulbs taught me this.
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