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Hi,

I recently bought Fortron Hexa 500W, now it turns out its pretty loud in idle, even louder than stock amd cooler. Anyway, is there any way to slow it down without replacing the fan?
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post #2 of 4
Not without opening it and voiding the warranty, and then safely lowering its voltage or doing something more advanced.

I'd return it, I hate loud fans
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post #3 of 4
It probably has a really crappy fan. Even top brands have a nasty tendency to cheap out on fans.

The best and easiest way to deal with such things, is to replace the fan. It is a quick and simple job and if you choose your new fan wisely, you can have both better cooling and quieter operation.
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Reviews - FSP Hexa HE-400 400W
IF the 500 is the same as the 400 of that series; you have a decent budget PSU so it might be a bit much to expect it to be as quiet as higher end models.

if you consider the few bucks and time it would take to replace the fan, it might be better just to return it and spend a little more for something better.
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