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Hello, I registered to ask a question and get your opinion, but I will outline my pc first

I built it in november of 2007.

Intel Q6600 2.4 quad core overclocked to 3.37
ASUS p5k3 deluxe wifi mobo
evga nvidia 9600 gt 675 mhz
2gb corsair ddr3-1333 oc'ed to 1500 (mobo does not work good with 2x2gb, oc'ed or not)
ABS tagan itz 700w psu
2 dvd burners
kreon drive for xbox games
500 gb sata seagate
big a** cpuheatsink (for got the brand and model)
apevia x cruiser case

basically the front (inside the case) fan of the psu is no longer spinning, but the rear one is, system runs fine, voltages are as follows:

1.34 vcore
3.18 for the 3.3
4.9 for the 5v
12.04 for the 12v

I noticed this going through the system replacing some old case fans as the system has been running a little hotter the past 6-8 months (cpu idling at 46-48instead of 40).

I need opinions as to whether I should replace the psu now or let it run its course until the other fan goes, and would this cause the temp increase. The psu is cool to the touch while the pc is on and i have 2 80mm fans in the front, 1 up top, and a 120 on the back, with another 120 on top of the cpu heatsink.

thx in advance:)
 

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Unplug PSU from the wall and try to spin the fan (blow/suck air with a vacuum, for ex) since it might be just some dust... four years, though, the sleeve or whatever bearing are old.
Other than that, you should be OK, but some danger of a blown PSU, fire, system damage exist. Don't let the PC run tasks overnight etc.
 

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thanks for the prompt reply, this is the first one I built, so I wanted to make sure I was safe for running everything by getting 700w.

If a replace is necessary, is 700w too much for my configuration? what would b the safe minimum, to save me some $ on the replacement?
 

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I bought and installed a 600w corsair, flipped around some fans for better air flow and all is good with the cpu idling at 40-41, where it should be with the overclock. I know 600w is still excessive with my system but 400w is the min for the geforce 9600gt superclocked card and I needed a psu with more than 4 sata connectors and more than 4 molex connectors so that there would b room for adding drives and devices. thanks for everyone's input and quick repies.
 
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