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hey guys. ive been using this corsair vx550w since dec 08. used to have it with my q9550 rig now with a few new parts (i5 760,2200mhz ram, new mobo). since i purchased it ive noticed it to be very loud. ( the fan is spinnin at max speed and its damn loud) and its back exhaust is putting out hot gas. (which heats up my room by a lot) ever since i purchased it. when no ones at home i can even hear my pc from downstairs (i live in a small townhouse but still!). should i be worried about this? or is this normal behaviour? its really starting to annoy me the heat and its loudness. just want to know if this is normal for this psu.
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You might be pushing that PSU a little hard, but I would only expect that when you are pushing your grahpics card, not when you are idling.

That is really odd.
Have you tried running it without anything hooked up, except like a fan or something?
post #3 of 7
What are your ambient temps? It is summer time in Australia right? Try dusting out the PSU.

Maybe you should RMA it.
post #4 of 7
You would also need a motherboard connected to it for it to start up at all seeing as how its a halfway new PSU.
But yes, you will need to see if its always that loud/hot regardless of load. Then decide what to do.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
You would also need a motherboard connected to it for it to start up at all seeing as how its a halfway new PSU.
But yes, you will need to see if its always that loud/hot regardless of load. Then decide what to do.
That is false.
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-...upply-psu.html

I said put a fan or something on it to give it a small amount of load.
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post
You might be pushing that PSU a little hard, but I would only expect that when you are pushing your grahpics card, not when you are idling.

That is really odd.
Have you tried running it without anything hooked up, except like a fan or something?
No. His load is like <300w so he is not pushing it what so ever.

OP I'd RMA it if it's that loud.
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post #7 of 7
Are you sure it's not some other fan in your chassis?

Hot PSUs are common, but the fans aren't that loud even at full tilt.
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