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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 04:55 AM - Thread Starter
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EVGA SuperNova G3 eco mode noise problem

Now i know this is not a new problem it has been around for a while but i am getting a little bit tired of saying the same things over and over again so now i am making a thread instead

The EVGA SuperNova G3 is a great PSU series which is a rebrand of the Super Flower Leadex II platform it just has one small but very annoying flaw and that is the eco mode that has been implemented on it which is quite frankly piss poor

The problem with the eco mode on the G3 series is the fan curve is set much much too aggressively which means the G3 will fan will go from off or low RPM´s to very high RPM´s with no warning at all which is quite annoying for those that want and/or have quiet systems

So what i am telling you is if you are looking to buy an EVGA SuperNova G3 and you want to use it in eco mode you should consider something else instead

I am not saying the G3 series are bad they are not what i am saying is when used in eco mode its about the least quiet PSU out there so all the quiet freaks should avoid this
If you dont care about eco mode or fan noise you should still consider the G3 series

There have been countless amount of complaining about the aggressive eco moder ever since it came out so if there are any G3 owners here on OCN feel free to share your stories and experience with others because it is a problem

Many still dont know about the problem so the circle continues with many more unaware consumers buying G3´s and wasting time and money sending them back because they cant stand the huge jumps in RPM´s and the noise it makes

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I found it to be less annoying if i turned eco fan mode off. However doing so makes the fan run all of the time. The internal fan isn't a bad fan but it is louder then most good quality case fans.

 

That being said i currently use a 850w G3 which is extreme overkill for my build. My system draws less then 300w so I could have gone with the 550w version. but i already had the 850w from another build. The fan doesn't seem to ramp up or doesn't ramp up all the way in my build. Which my guess is a result of not using anywhere near the recommended wattage.


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So the fan is overly loud even when NOT used in eco mode?
Thats also a thing i have heard many others report

Dont know why the G3 is so loud when it was not a problem with the older G2 series
I know i wont be buying a G3 i will be going for a Seasonic Foucs Plus or a Seasonic Prime Ultra instead

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What does the noise sound like ? Anyone recorded it ?
Sometimes, there's a noise coming from my case which sounds like something ramping up and down then up again even when the system is idle. I have a SF leadex II 750 and when eco mode is off, I always can feel the cool air exhausted from behind the psu so the fan is spinning but I still hear that noise randomly. I'm still not sure where it comes from, the psu or the aio pump because when it happens, it usually ends before I can get closer and open the side window to check.

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As far as i am aware the Leadex II does not have the same issue
As for finding out where the noise comes from take off your case side panel and try and pinpoint the noise

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So the fan is overly loud even when NOT used in eco mode?

 

Its not extremely annoying like when using the eco mode. But it is noticeably louder then my case fans. The big issue with eco mode is that every time the GPU or even CPU gets some load on it the fan ramps up. It doesn't sound like a jet engine like the ones used on the older blower style GPU's. But it is louder then my case fans when at full speed.


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As far as i am aware the Leadex II does not have the same issue
As for finding out where the noise comes from take off your case side panel and try and pinpoint the noise
I have the 850w Leadex II and it absolutely has the same problem:

Eco mode ON - after ~1hr of light use, the fan will ramp up randomly and instead of starting slow and turning off again, it ramps up to max RPM immediately, and then slowly dials back over the course of a few minutes then it will turn off again. ANNOYING.

Eco mode OFF - fan constantly runs at "low" RPM - but it's louder than every other fan in my case and just sounds bad and annoying.

Both modes - during full load, this PSU is easily the loudest component in my PC.

I hate it so much that I'm getting rid of the Leadex II and swapping to the RM850i.

*EDIT*

I've got the RM850i and WOW... So much better. I've used my PC pretty intensely over the past couple of days and the fan hasn't spun up even once. I also really like the Corsair link software, it's nice to have that level of control over the power supply

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So the fan is overly loud even when NOT used in eco mode?
Thats also a thing i have heard many others report

Dont know why the G3 is so loud when it was not a problem with the older G2 series
I know i wont be buying a G3 i will be going for a Seasonic Foucs Plus or a Seasonic Prime Ultra instead
I would not get the Seasonic Focus Plus. I have already RMA'ed 2x 750w as the fan became defective in less than a month of using. The refurbished units they sent me so far have held up for 4 months, but I had to pay to ship them back (separately too).

I have the EVGA G2 750 in another machine. The fan is not very quiet either. The quietest fan that I have so far is indeed the Seasonic Focus Plus. But they were defective
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