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OK so i just bought a new psu and cpu fan, its a ultra psu, and after about ten minutes running time, the fan still hasnt spun up, im getting really scared, im gonna turn this comp off as soon as im finsihed this, and my 12 volt rails still havnet changed from every dan psu ive used, should i be scared about using this psu, please help, im actually about to break down
post #2 of 7
Possibly a defective fan? You got a link to this psu?
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I assume its an ultra x-connect. Even with thermal throttling, those suckers run hot and the fan would never actually be off. Pull it and get a new one from where you bought it. If it overheats it will probably trigger a shutdown but with ultra you never know.
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yep its a ultra xfinity flexforce, and the fan never ever turned on, i didnt even want to try running a 3d app and risk my system. gonna phone them tommorow for an rma, just my luck. I got to take this thing back out put my old psu back in, and go play some more bf2. wow, upon forther inspection, ive just found the problem, damn fan shroud is holding the fan, would it be wise to take the screws of the gril and repostion it? it wont even look like i touched it.
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I'd say replace it because holding a fan blade with the fan motor on over an extended period of time likely either fried the motor or at the very least damaged it. Just replace it outright. You don't want to mess around with damaged power supplies.
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I'd say replace it because holding a fan blade with the fan motor on over an extended period of time likely either fried the motor or at the very least damaged it. Just replace it outright. You don't want to mess around with damaged power supplies.
I concur. Eve if you see no ill effects upon releasing the fan from the shroud, chances are that the lives of the powersupply and fan have been drastically reduced. And with an ultra psu, i wouldn't take any chances. My friend had one with the UV reactive acrylic on it, and it got so hot that the acrylic would bend if you touched it.
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post #7 of 7
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well, i geuss i can still send it back, the power supply still runs alot hotter than my thermaltake 430 watt psu. another thing i noted was that my voltages all stayed the same as my 430 watt, 12 volt at idle says 11.25, and dips to 11.13 under load, my core voltages also flucaate quite bad from 1.39 to 1.31 no load, 5 volt is at 5.08 constant and the I/O is at 3.41. i have tried three differnt psu's will the exact voltages, infact the thermatake, only droped the cpu to 1.31 under load, not idle.
Please note my computer had a quite the nasty a while back, when i had a 300 watt psu, went to a 350, no change, 430 no change, and then to this 500 watt psu, and still no positive change, do you think i should go out and buy a new mobo? the computer runs but i get some wierd performance in bf2 since it fell. sorry for the comfusing writing.
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