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PSU fan periodically stopping - how big of an issue?

1 hour ago, zorrito said:

Title. Should i buy a new PSU ASAP?  Should i stop using my pc altogether until I do? I'm not planning on changing the fan as I don't want to risk anything. I don't have the warranty papers but it's a 2-3 year old PSU. 

Here's a video showing the problem in action

 

What PSU is it?
What components?
Pls make picture of the PSU label and upload it to this forum.

You also might want to make a picture of the PSU connectors on the motherboard, if possible with the connectors.

 

The fan seems to die soon so you should replace the PSU as soon as possible.

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That's just filthy video. Everything looks filthy here ...

I would buy new one and clean your PC once in a while please.


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2 minutes ago, zorrito said:

You don't expect me to open up my PSU to clean it, do you? 

You can blow compressed air inside without opening.

This doesn't even look like a standard ATX PSU. I don't know what it is. Judging by the amount of dust I assume it's old. I'd replace it. (The whole PSU)

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1 hour ago, zorrito said:

Title. Should i buy a new PSU ASAP?  Should i stop using my pc altogether until I do? I'm not planning on changing the fan as I don't want to risk anything. I don't have the warranty papers but it's a 2-3 year old PSU. 

Here's a video showing the problem in action

 

What PSU is it?
What components?
Pls make picture of the PSU label and upload it to this forum.

You also might want to make a picture of the PSU connectors on the motherboard, if possible with the connectors.

 

The fan seems to die soon so you should replace the PSU as soon as possible.


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30 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

What PSU is it?
What components?
Pls make picture of the PSU label and upload it to this forum.

You also might want to make a picture of the PSU connectors on the motherboard, if possible with the connectors.

 

The fan seems to die soon so you should replace the PSU as soon as possible.

http://bulk.fsp-europe.com/fsp600-50arn-88 - PSU 

I'm running with a r9 380 and i5 7600k at stock.

Connectors are fine. Unable to take pic atm

 

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29 minutes ago, zorrito said:

http://bulk.fsp-europe.com/fsp600-50arn-88 - PSU 

I'm running with a r9 380 and i5 7600k at stock.

Connectors are fine. Unable to take pic atm

 

NO need to, its a 08/15 standard ATX PSU from FSP. 

So it should be rather easy to replace it with another PSU.

 

How much do you want to spend on a new one?
Where can you buy your computer stuff?


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25 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

NO need to, its a 08/15 standard ATX PSU from FSP. 

So it should be rather easy to replace it with another PSU.

 

How much do you want to spend on a new one?
Where can you buy your computer stuff?

From arvutitark.ee and 1a.ee only. I plan on spending 60-70 bucks. There's a seasonic m12ii 620 on sale for 65 atm, and i could pick it up within the next 2 hours. should i jump on it? Everything else seems to be not good in that pricerange, maybe with the exception of the xfx ts bronze. This is according to the psu list anyway 

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1 hour ago, zorrito said:

From arvutitark.ee and 1a.ee only. I plan on spending 60-70 bucks. There's a seasonic m12ii 620 on sale for 65 atm, and i could pick it up within the next 2 hours. should i jump on it? Everything else seems to be not good in that pricerange, maybe with the exception of the xfx ts bronze. This is according to the psu list anyway 

Ask some of the guys in this thread about your options.

 


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55 minutes ago, Damascus said:

Ask some of the guys in this thread about your options.

 

Shit, well, i got the seasonic. It's the evo edition though, and i thought that was newer? And had the right protections on it

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6 hours ago, zorrito said:

Shit, well, i got the seasonic. It's the evo edition though, and i thought that was newer? And had the right protections on it

 

6 hours ago, zorrito said:

Shit, well, i got the seasonic. It's the evo edition though, and i thought that was newer? And had the right protections on it

Its one of the worst units for that price you could get at the moment...

 

Well, nothing can be done right now, can it??


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5 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

 

Its one of the worst units for that price you could get at the moment...

 

Well, nothing can be done right now, can it??

I'm not at big risk of blowing up my pc, i hope? 

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25 minutes ago, zorrito said:

I'm not at big risk of blowing up my pc, i hope? 

Not as much as before and it's still not literally the worst thing you can get.  If you can return it, do so, if not you can still use it.  It will be safer than your old one :P


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Just replace the fan. Most PSUs have a pretty standard DC 2-pin 120mm fan, although more modern ones 3-pin maybe. They are almost always a plug and not soldered. Buy a cheap one off aliexpress or the ebay.

 

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Only do this when you have turned it on for 7 seconds at least while disconnected from power.

 

I've done this with it turned on once and I touched the heatsink :) Needless to say it was a fun experience, however I live in a 240V country where it is much safer than the USA.

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1 hour ago, zorrito said:

I'm not at big risk of blowing up my pc, i hope? 

Only if something goes horribly wrong because those cheap Seasonics lack Protection...

 

50 minutes ago, Damascus said:

Not as much as before and it's still not literally the worst thing you can get.  If you can return it, do so, if not you can still use it.  It will be safer than your old one :P

The old one wasn't that bad and probably better protected than the S12II he has right now.

 

FSP isn't any worse than Seasonic...


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7 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

Only if something goes horribly wrong because those cheap Seasonics lack Protection...

 

The old one wasn't that bad and probably better protected than the S12II he has right now.

 

FSP isn't any worse than Seasonic...

It's an m12ii evo, also they're both really dated, with the fsp one being older even, i think

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10 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

FSP isn't any worse than Seasonic...

I do agree but the one in OP's machine is clearly worn through.


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8 hours ago, zorrito said:

It's an m12ii evo, also they're both really dated, with the fsp one being older even, i think

Doesn't mater if we are talking about 620W and lower. They are all equally bad and about the same.

 

The 750W would have been decent though.


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Buy a new psu and take apart your entire computer to do a deep cleaning with compressed air or the exhaust side of a vaccum. It probobly needs it.


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On 06/12/2017 at 5:03 AM, DarthSmartt said:

Buy a new psu and take apart your entire computer to do a deep cleaning with compressed air or the exhaust side of a vaccum. It probobly needs it.

Nah everything else is new and clean

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On 06/12/2017 at 2:36 AM, Stefan Payne said:

Doesn't mater if we are talking about 620W and lower. They are all equally bad and about the same.

 

The 750W would have been decent though.

Oh well 🤷 Let's hope i don't regret the purchase

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1 hour ago, zorrito said:

Oh well 🤷 Let's hope i don't regret the purchase

Try playing a videogame...


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