What power supply do you have?
SS-560KM running on UK 230v, but the input voltage on this street is unusually high, normally hovering just below the upper limit - 246v right now.
How long have you had your PSU?
November 2010. I got it soon after they were released.
What fan mode do you run it in (if applicable)?
It never runs hot enough, or on enough load, to start the fan.
What are your system specs?
The entire PC pulls less than about 100 watts
from the wall 99% of the time: E8400, 8GB, 2x SSD, Adaptec 3405 RAID controller, 2x 2.5" HDD, 2x 3.5" HDD, basic ATI HD4550.
Are your primary caps bulging?
No. None are.
If any PSU were going to get bulging caps, it would be this one. It has been running 24/7 since I bought it 10 months ago. My flat gets very hot in summer - it hits 28C ambient on the warmest days. Combine that with the PSU fan not
being on most (all?) of the time, I suspect that this is close to the worst-case scenario for identifying if this is a systematic problem with this model.
My PC has always been hooked up to a nice APC UPS, and has been powered off maybe 3 days in total due to mainly one lengthy power outage.
None of the caps in mine have any issues at all, and I expect that the problem in the original post is very much a one-off.
... however, I have just now put a slow fan on it
It's running slow enough to not cause the PSU fan to move, but it provides a very slight air flow. Ideally it should, like the newer model(s), have a switch to control whether to have the fan always-on. I don't mind the noise.Edited by smargh - 10/9/11 at 4:06am