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Windows 7: PSU making a noise


17 Jul 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
if the fan failed you could let out the magic smoke....
And if that happens there is a very good chance of it taking out some other component(s) when it does. The usual suspect when that sort of thing happens is for the power supply to take the motherboard with it.


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17 Jul 2011   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Replace the fan ASAP.

Install the highest wattage that the space will permit and that your pocketbook will allow.
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17 Jul 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Correct, a higher wattage won't harm anything. It will only put out what it is called on to. As Stormy stated a bad PSU can make toast out of several other components, like a domino effect, avoid using it till you have the new PSU installed.
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18 Jul 2011   #14

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

Eeeeeekk!

I better get my skates on and get shopping!

I have been looking already and have found a couple of 600W PSU's that look like a good deal and have had good reviews. Now that's I know its safe to use one with a higher wattage I'll be fine

Thanks for all your help!

You guys are great!!
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18 Jul 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I would still recommend you buy a good quality one. Yes, they cost more but you do get what you pay for.
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18 Jul 2011   #16
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hope none of them are CIT or Powercool or Arctic Power, most of which are cheap junk and used as a store brand of some kind at most UK computer sites. Post up some links of what you're looking at.
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18 Jul 2011   #17

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burtie View Post
Eeeeeekk!

I better get my skates on and get shopping!

I have been looking already and have found a couple of 600W PSU's that look like a good deal and have had good reviews. Now that's I know its safe to use one with a higher wattage I'll be fine

Thanks for all your help!

You guys are great!!
Glad to be of assistance and enjoy your new power supply.
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