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My psu stopped working yesterday. Tried to turn it on and nothing went on. It was working perfectly before going to bed but then again it is the infamous CM xtreme 600w. I will being picking up a Antec truepower new 650 at ncix for $70cdn and $30 mail in rebate

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I asked for that same Antec as a replacement.

Would replacing the fan on the silverstone turn it into a decent backup PSU, or should i throw it away?
    
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I love the smell of hot silicon in the morning. Smells like... Chinese labor.
Does that mean when anything in our house gets too hot we smell Chinese labor? Well...maybe not everything.

OT: You could risk changing the fan in the PSU itself, or you can try what you mentioned (unknown success).

What new PSU do you plan on getting to replace it if you have to?
 
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OT: You could risk changing the fan in the PSU itself, or you can try what you mentioned (unknown success).

What new PSU do you plan on getting to replace it if you have to?
What did i mention.

I plan on getting an Antec Truepower new 650W.
    
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post #14 of 18
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OT: You could risk changing the fan in the PSU itself, or you can try what you mentioned (unknown success).


I think the PSU fried it self due to overheating so bit late to change the fan =P.

personally if that had happened to me I would have grabbed my trusty rubber bands (and or Duct tape) and tied a 120MM or something simular to the top of the PSU to ensure air flow.
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post #15 of 18
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I was going to bring a spare fan from home last time i had break, but i figured that it would last another month.

Should i try tieing one of my case fans to the PSU and seeing if it will turn on or just leave it?
    
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post #16 of 18
Let it cool for awhile.

Most likely it got so hot that it tripped the OTP.
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post #17 of 18
Well try as Above poster, can either try as whole system, a single fan in your system, anything you can hook up in molex, if the system still won't boot after this long as it has cooled down, there it has more then tripped the OTP (not that I'm as well versed in PSU'ness)
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post #18 of 18
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I attached a fan to the top of my powersupply and hit the power button.

My computer would load "bank 4" (bios has profiles for overclocking) and then reboot to a black screen. Turning it off and on again would result in a black screen with my GPU fan at full throttle until i cleared the CMOS and it would all repeat.

Now it seems that the board is not responding to a CMOS clear as i am getting a black screen + 100% gpu fan on every boot now.

I tried booting it up yesterday and it loaded through the BIOS fine, but i turned it off because i didn't want to run it without a fan on the PSU.

Going to try leaving the battery out for a while and see if that helps.

EDIT: It somehow works now. Don't know what i did differently. But i put everything back together including the battery, pushed the button and was greeted with the default graphical DFI boot screen.

Typing this on it now.
Edited by Higgins - 3/5/11 at 1:45pm
    
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