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So the past few days I've been noticing that there is one fan in my case that is making all the days, and I think it's my PSU fan . I know you guys aren't huge fans of CM PSUs either even though its a great PSU with 80+ bronze and SLI and CFX certifications. But is there a way I can control the fan without voiding any warranties?

Thanks in advance!
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There is not a way to control the fan as there is no connection to a motherboard header or even a wire you could use to control it. Also modifying the fan speed of the fan could cause the psu to overheat if you could do it, replacing the fan is also most likely not an option as you would have to open the psu(not recommended) which would void the warranty and the fan is probably using a non standard connector or is soldered directly to the psu.

In short you only have a few options
1. Replace the PSU with a new one
2. Request a RMA from Cooler master
Edited by Zhany - 1/3/11 at 11:24pm
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Thanks +rep
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nocturnal View Post
I know you guys aren't huge fans of CM PSUs either even though its a great PSU with 80+ bronze and SLI and CFX certifications.
It utterly fails at 450W load:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=188

And that was the engineering sample. When CM sent him a retail sample it did even worse and he took down the "Second Look" out of pity.


Anyway, three options.
1. RMA the PSU
2. Replace the fan yourself
3. Do 1 or 2 then sell it and get a PSU that isn't a complete piece of dung in a nice wrapper. And if you do sell it, sell it on ebay, I don't want another OCNer getting stuck with that lemon.
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