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Windows 7: PSU making a lot of noise


01 Feb 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
PSU making a lot of noise

I have Thermaltake Toughpower 800W PSU! Its fan makes really loud noise when playing PC games! I tried to oil the fan like I did with my CPU fan, but I could not get to PSU fan without opening the PSU itself! Should I open it? Or maybe there is another way to fix this!

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01 Feb 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You can change PSU fans, but it is not a job for amateurs.

Thermaltake power supplies are not known for being quiet as they ramp up.
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09 Feb 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I just removed the side plate of my PC tower! It reduced the noise by 60%! With the case open my PC doesnt heat up that much anymore!
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09 Feb 2012   #4

windows 7 x64
 
 

But that could suck up more dust into your pc. Try adding more aux fans for airflow. That might help your pc temp problems and you might not need to open the case anymore.
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09 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 

I'm quite curious what Chassie you are using.
Are you sure that the chassie is large enought to allow a good airflow?

Also I just have to question this looking at your spec's What do you need a 800W PSU for?
Also do your chassie have any more slots for intake fans?
Are your PSU taking air from inside the chassie or from the outside?
Are the PSU mounted at the top or the buttom.
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09 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi
Once a fan creates more noise, it should be considered near to getting damaged. (except a noise coming from a variable speed drive). Its possible to put some silicon grease/oil on it to have it work for some extended period. But since some of the PSU electronic components running with power dissipation then a lot of heat are produced (that is why PSU always have fan in it, not just to ventilate the case). In case of fan damage or running slower, the heat accumulation is potentially higher and will definitely start damaging the component.

Have it replaced with new fan is a good choice to take.

Kevin ismail
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09 Feb 2012   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would blow out that PSU with compressed air and do what you can to clean the fan blades. Blow both intake side and exhaust and then fire it up. I'll bet you you'll see a ton of dust and dirt come out of it.
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09 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I would blow out that PSU with compressed air and do what you can to clean the fan blades. Blow both intake side and exhaust and then fire it up. I'll bet you you'll see a ton of dust and dirt come out of it.
Wait, You are telling him toi use Highly compressed air to clear hes fragile hardware?
No just no.
That is if you are talking about one of these.


If you are talkinig about one of these then sure go ahead ^^
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09 Feb 2012   #9

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I'm talking about the proper use of either. Personally I prefer the green alternative to the canister but there is a technique involved. It sounds like you think everything inside a computer is ultra fragile but if you use a brush and the right distance as well as stopping all fans from runaway spinning you can get the best results with a large compressor oh but of course you also must wait a couple of minutes to allow any condensation in the air to evaporate. This is of course a non-issue as you've already moved the rig to the garage and by the time you get it all set back up it's dry as a bone and do bleed the tank after each use to minimize water build up. Common sense man and I've never have a single component fail after cleaning.......never.
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09 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes dirt could be part of the problem but I would think case cooling is also part of the problem. If you remove the side panel and fan gets quieter it is because it's cooling down and their for the p/s fan is slowing down. Once again what case do you have and what fans are you using. That power supply should handle any game you play without overheating and the fan speeding up a lot if it is in a case with proper air circulation.
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