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So I've just installed my new PSU and sorted the cables nicely and the PSU fan isn't spinning up at all. I have a feeling this is very bad and so I've turned the PC off for the moment to let everything cool down.

Does it sound like RMA time, or is it normal for the fan to not spin up til a higher temperature is reached? I was expecting it to start spinning up straight away at low RPM, then kick into higher RPM under load, but I get nothing.

Silly question probably, just want my mind put at rest!
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post #2 of 15
the fan should always be spinning, umm i wouldnt turn it on untill you get a new onee
post #3 of 15
it should be spinning at all times if its not you should RMA for sure.
    
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post #4 of 15
Check to see if something is wedged into one of the fan blades preventing it from spinning. I've seem a piece of packing material do that. If so, use a pair of needle nose pliers, tweezers, etc. to see if you can remove it and free up the fan.
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Which exact model, and what are the specs of the system you're trying to run? Some PSUs don't spin up the fan if the temperatures are fine or the load is low.
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post #6 of 15
Zap is entirely correct, some models of PSU don't spin up the fans at all until they need to. Seasonic had to put a sticker on their gold rated units because people were sending them back because of the exact same thing.
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post #7 of 15
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I put it under a high load for quite a while before I noticed it wasn't spinning up - and it had become VERY hot and was starting to smell bad. I'm fairly sure this is bad, no?

Antec TruePower 850w running sig rig. Loaded it was running both 5870s at 90+% for 20 mins or so. Power monitor showed that 550W was being drawn from the wall.
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by jazznaz View Post
Antec TruePower 850w running sig rig.
Wait, you have a TruePower Quattro** 850W? The Quattro is the one with the racing stripes and 80mm fan. I think it was the only 850W sold with the "TruePower" moniker. Yeah, RMA that thing. The Quattro fan is supposed to spin all the time, and in fact running a loaded system like that it should be competing with your graphics cards on who can make the most noise.

**That's why I asked which one. You gotta be specific, because Antec has had a number of lines of PSUs sold as "TruePower." The original, TruePower II, TruePower Trio, TruePower Quattro, TruePower New. They all have slightly different construction and aspects. Original and II are similar to each other (TopPower?) and Trio and New are similar to each other (Seasonic?). Quattro is Enhance.
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post #9 of 15
The TP II's were Channel Well's with Fuhjyyu capacitors that tended to fail under high heat. I had one of them that lasted several years before finally dieing last New Years Eve. Not sure what the original TP's were, but I believe they were also Channel Well's.
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post #10 of 15
Antec used almost exclusively CWT (though briefly their own factory) until the Fuhjyyu debacle in 2005. Since then they use Delta, SeaSonic, Enhance, and Fortron.
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