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Old 03-18-2009, 03:27 PM   #11
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It's always sounded loud as hell, I used to plug the fan all the time before I got this CPU which maxes out the PSU and the MOBO's capabilities.
I'll have to make some money, what's a good, cheap 500W one go for these days?
you might want to see if you can borrow a psu from someone to be sure that's the problem, though replacing that psu anyway wouldn't be a bad idea, putting your specs into a psu calculator says you pull about 252w but that's without including any case fans or PCI cards (wireless, sound, etc.) that you may have running...
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:32 PM   #12
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:13 PM   #13
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The PSU could be giving you bad voltages. And the wattage might be mainly for the 5V rail, rather than 12V, which modern computers use more of.
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Stop the fan from moving >_>
Understood.

Go with a new PSU as previously suggested. I reckon it will solve the problem.
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If it doesn't, can I hate you forever?
Yea sure!

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If it doesn't, can I hate you forever?
I would go with the psu Remeniz suggested, even if you still have problems at least you will have a good psu to power any future upgrades, that's a decent modular psu at a reasonable price and your psu may be on it's last legs because of overheating, psus need to be cooled too...
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It actually, when it was plugged, never got hot at all. Stayed pretty DAMN cool :P
The switching transistors that are mounted on heatsinks inside PSU's like to have a 'waft' of air passing by to keep them kool.

The thing is switching PSU's usually only get hot when you draw lots of power from them. I.E. Stress testing/Heavy graphical/Audio editing.

If your CPU fan was noisy you'd replace it. Not 'plug' it.

And fry your CPU!
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LOL THAT REMINDS ME, once I had an old computer and i unplugged the cpu fan and it was on and i forgot about it for like 2 hours, came back to a blue screen, I'm like OH SHIT!!!


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You may want to look into a better cooling solution for the northbridge chip as they are known to get extremely hot and can cause problems such as the ones you are having.


As for a power supply, if you are planning on getting a GTX 285, they require at least a 550W PSU w/40A @12V. This would be a good choice of price, performance and quality: OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W
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You may want to look into a better cooling solution for the northbridge chip as they are known to get extremely hot and can cause problems such as the ones you are having.


As for a power supply, if you are planning on getting a GTX 285, they require at least a 550W PSU w/40A @12V. This would be a good choice of price, performance and quality: OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W
AR,
I would recommend a modular supply to him
Wish I would have gotten one
I have all these cables in my case that are just hanging there.
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