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Windows 7: Power Supply Question

23 May 2014   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Power Supply Question

This afternoon I started hearing a noise from a fan. Not real loud but it was just louder than usual. I took the cover off and it is the Power Supply fan that is making the noise. Everything still works OK, but just curious if this has happened to any of you and if you think this might be the Power Supply on the way out. Thanks,


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23 May 2014   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Mine started ding that after a few months. I decided to get an RMA on it but never bothered and it's still running fine.
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23 May 2014   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Usually fan noises are caused by a dry bearing & very often get worse, over time. I had a very noisy fan in a GPU which was very hard to find as the fan was under the unit & hard to see. Eventually it became so irritating I did a major computer overhaul as is was silly just to replace the GPU when the rest was generally aged anyway.
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24 May 2014   #4
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I had this problem a while back with power supply which I've since replaced. The fan gave out after a couple of months and since it was out of warranty, I just replaced the entire PSU.
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24 May 2014   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Have come across this on a few occasions and if one knows what one is doing the fan can be relubed or replaced - a bit awkward if it is soldered in but doable.

BUT you have to know exactly what you are doing with PSU's as they are vey dangerous devices to be working on or with.

Personally my advice is to replace the unit or take it to a qualified repairer for a fix.
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24 May 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Consider the age of your power supply and the brand name.
If it is very old and of questionable brand I would just replace it with something like a Corsair or Seasonic.
Your specs do not indicate what brand the power supply is.
I do not recommend going inside a power supply. They can KILL you even when unplugged. NO JOKE.
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24 May 2014   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks guys for the help on this. I would not go inside a PSU. The PSU is four or five years old and is just a no name brand so I guess a new one is in order. I would not attempt to install it myself as I am sure I would not get everything plugged into the MB correctly on the new one. The worst thing about this is I will go through "Withdrawal Pains" for the few days it is not sitting on my desk.
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24 May 2014   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
The PSU is four or five years old and is just a no name brand so I guess a new one is in order.
Indeed. I ignored mine as it was a six month old Corsair Gold rated PSU and it only happened under heavy load. Sorry for my original post as it was misinformation in hindsight.
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24 May 2014   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
The PSU is four or five years old and is just a no name brand so I guess a new one is in order.
Indeed. I ignored mine as it was a six month old Corsair Gold rated PSU and it only happened under heavy load. Sorry for my original post as it was misinformation in hindsight.
No, I understood that yours was new. No problem with your post. Thanks,
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24 May 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

bigmck if you don't feel comfortable replacing the power supply by all means take it to a shop. Their is nothing wrong with doing that. Everybody on this forum doesn't build their own computers as I and many others do.
Let us know how everything comes out for you and what power supply is installed.
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