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Windows 7: Help me to choose a new fan for my OCZ 600 watt PSU (OCZGXS600)


03 Apr 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Help me to choose a new fan for my OCZ 600 watt PSU (OCZGXS600)

Hello,
My PSU(OCZGXS600) is getting very noisy lately so i decided to replace its fan, The problem is i don't know the fan specifications to buy a similar one so, May you guys tell me the minimum specifications i should have on my new fan like:

Voltage ??
Speed (R.P.M.) ??
Air Flow (CFM) ??
Current (Ampere) ??
Air pressure (mmH2O) ??

Thank you

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04 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can I strongly suggest not messing with the internals of a PSU? Aside from the potential shock hazard even after unplugging them, those fans are usually soldered in and are monitored by the PSU. If you do any damage in there, you run the risk of shorting out other components in your system.

If the fan is noisy, check to see if it needs to be cleaned. You could use compressed air to clean it out. If that doesn't solve it, go to OCZ and see if they will replace the PSU.
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04 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I second what DF has said above. Contrary to what a lot of people believe (and that is a PSU is basically a step-down transformer which is safe so long as it isn't connected to the mains), a PSU is a complex piece of hardware that contains a number of capacitors. These capacitors retain their charge for a considerable period of time after the mains has been disconnected. They are also capable of giving you a serious jolt should you accidentally short them, even removing the PSU cover can cause such a short if you are not careful. For those with pacemakers or some other heart condition, the shock or jolt could prove fatal.

The best way of cleaning the fan in a PSU is to use compressed air from an aerosol manufactured for the purpose of removing dust and grime from electrical equipment. You should find these at your local computerr hardware store.
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04 Apr 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I opened the PSU and i removed the fan sticker and i used a spray called " AKAI " in blue bottle then i placed everything as it was and now the noise is even worse! Moreover i've lost my warranty coz i opened the PSU. Is there any thing i can do except buying new PSU to solve this?


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04 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not really. That's what we tried to warn you about. There's no good to be had from opening a PSU case.
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04 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Again, not really except buy a new PSU. Take the opportunity to get one with a greater rating, such as 750-850W, as this will allow you to upgrade your system in future (better graphics card, etc).

Consider it a lesson learnt, albeit an expensive and potentially dangerous one.

Remember when cleaning dust and other detritus from computer hardware to only use a can of compressed air. Never use anything liquid-based, such as WD40 or the stuff you used (even if it does evaporate). There is no telling what damage the contained solvents could do.
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04 Apr 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thank you guys for your help.
I bought a pc few months ago it's completely silent it has a HEC(Gamma) PSU, I will replace my OCZ with the same HEC PSU i have on my other PC.
Also my rear case fan is noisy coz it's always running at maximum RPM i will replace it with a new rear case PWM-fan or something quieter.
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04 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What size is the rear fan? If it is 80mm or 92mm, and your case accepts a 120mm fan, then fit a 120mm one. To shift the same amount of air, because they are larger, they don't need to spin as fast and consequently are quieter.
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04 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Excellent advice. My cases all use 120mm fans, and they are nearly silent.
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04 Apr 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

hmm Here is my topic (Chassis Fan Control) i tried to control its RPM to lower the noise but i couldn't, ohh and It's a 120mm one.
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