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Just had a look inside my friends computer and seen that the PSU fan is not spinning, the computer powers up fine and can play games but this surely cannot be good for the power supply? It's a 500W.. I think the PSU has actually been like this for awhile (with the fan not spinning).
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post #2 of 20
probably died. What brand?
     
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post #3 of 20
The fan may be on a thermal sensor.

Put the system under a load and see if the fan spins up once the PSU gets warm.
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post #4 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
The fan may be on a thermal sensor.

Put the system under a load and see if the fan spins up once the PSU gets warm.
This
post #5 of 20
Many newer seasonics and corsairs (many corsairs are made by seasonic) have "hybrid silent fan control".



The fan does not spin unless you go over a certain amount of power consumption. I would see if his model of PSU has this feature.
    
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post #6 of 20
You can also just try blowing on it and seeing if it spins freely. I actually just finished (like 5 minutes ago) oiling the fan on my Antec EA 380. I saw it was not spinning when I was cleaning the computer out, blew on it and it would not even spin, took a pencil and tried to spin it and it was very stiff.
Works just fine now.
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post #7 of 20
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It's a coolpower PSU, here's a link, pretty sure that's the same one.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...2254&promoid=0
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post #8 of 20
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The fan starts to spin upon power up and then stops, if I poke the fan a little bit it seems to want to start spinning but then stops.
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256 GB Western Digital SSD 1 TB Seagate HDD LG NZXT HAVIK 120 
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post #9 of 20
Cool Max VL-600B ~600W~

looks like a crappy dps fan died
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post #10 of 20
If you can tell it's strained/seized then replace.

Most better brands cut the fan under a certain load %.
I wouldn't classify CoolPower as a better brand.
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