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Originally Posted by Baskt_Case View Post

Are any of these temps a reading of the PSU??? Thats what matters here. More than likely, the PSU will continue to operate for a while, but whatever lifespan it had left is going to be immensely shortened.

The fan is there for a reason. If it was mine I would replace the fan myself.

If you dont trust yourself but are desperate to get it fixed, I guess you could rig a spare fan to the outside of the PSU housing, to at least get some airflow through it.
Are there fan programs to measure PSU temps?
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What I would do is, I will try to rma if possible.
If I can't, I'll try swapping the fan by opening the power supply.
If you are lazy to do that or you have to keep the power supply, why not put an working case fan (120mm) on the power supply fan grill
Buying a new power supply is the best idea though...
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What I would do is, I will try to rma if possible.
If I can't, I'll try swapping the fan by opening the power supply.
If you are lazy to do that or you have to keep the power supply, why not put an working case fan (120mm) on the power supply fan grill
Buying a new power supply is the best idea though...
That is genius.
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post #14 of 15
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Are there fan programs to measure PSU temps?

Not usually. I know of some very expensive PSU's that you can monitor the temperature of. But no, you cannot monitor the temp of the vast majority of PSU's.
    
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I just checked my temps. I've got:

System: 31C
CPU: 39C
AUX: 48C
SMIOVT4: 31C
SMIOVT5: 31C
SMIOVT6: 31C
HD1: 26C
HD0: 27C
GPU: 36C

Don't those numbers sound relatively on target for idling? I'm just sitting at my desktop not running anything.

lol.. this is like having damage to your car's passenger side rear tire, but you only check the tire pressures to the 3 good tires and say everything's fine.

If you want to open up your PSU to change the fan, go ahead, but don't touch anything connected to the capacitors because those can hold a charge for quite a while and can electrocute you.
Edited by demoship - 5/24/13 at 8:31pm
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