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Im running a 600w thermaltake toughpower, its a few years old. I just bought a fan controller, and whenever its plugged in the computer wont make it past the windows loading screen, it just hangs there. The BIOS seems to load slower too...

Is it too much stress on the PSU? Dual core processor, one GTX 260. Im also running 3 hdds and 1 dvd burner. I don't think its that much of a load, but maybe?
Edited by ofp 0651 - 2/17/12 at 8:09pm
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nope 600w is plenty for that rig
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thats what i thought, i wonder whats causing this issue then...
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thats what i thought, i wonder whats causing this issue then...

What kind of fan controller? sounds like the fan controller might be DOA. I use an antec 620w for my back up rig. It is running a Phenom II x4 955@ 3.8/2800NB. 8 gigs of RAM at 1.57v TWO 460GTX 1 gig cards in SLI and 4 HDD's with ease.
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see if it does it without the fan controller..it's either that..or one of your hdds is dying
 
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Yeah, it could be the fan controller that is causing the problem. It might be creating a shortage of power. Just unplug and retry.

600watts is really a lot of power and should do the job to power your system quite easily.
Edited by battleaxe231 - 2/18/12 at 1:01am
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post #7 of 12
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without the fan controller plugged in, it boots up fine like normal. The controller works like it should when its plugged in also. its just a cheap digital one i bought at frys.
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whats the exact psu name?
post #9 of 12
Thermaltake Tough Power series are fine they are made by CWT so you are good to go. Seems like maybe a fault in the Controller. Try unpluging fan controller and if it happens again this look at something else
    
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post #10 of 12
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I returned the fan controller, I'm going to get a better one, probably one of the Lamptron FC5's I've seen a lot of people on this board with.
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