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Fan on power supply constantly running?

By Buddha50
Jul 28, 2008
  1. the fan on my power supply for my desktop is constantly running. I took it to the geek squad before and they replaced it. when i brought it home and hooked it up the fan constantly runs on the power supply. does that mean they stuck the wrong one in. or is the one they claim to have stuck in bad. oh and the only reason i went to the geek squad was my pc was under warranty.
     
  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    Your kidding aren't you ? It's supposed to be to draw out the heat.
    Be worried when it doesn't,be happy it is.
    Just get at least a 500.
     
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    lol @ this thread
     
  4. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 234

    Fans are supposed to run its when they dont that you have problems, i'm suprised geek squad replaced it if that was the problem you told them.
     
  5. Buddha50

    Buddha50 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    yeah usually i wouldnt take it to the geek squad but i didnt have the money to just fix it myself or i would have. well at least it is running then. thanks guys
     
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Buy a better power supply and install it yourself. It takes a #2 phillips screwdriver and removal of four screws, plus the case cover. Be sure it is unplugged.
    The fan is supposed to run all the time because enormous amounts of heat can be genereated.
    But a good one will run quietly. If it is qualtiy, you will not hear it.
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,070   +169

    Don't worry about the fan running, be worried if it stops running :)
     
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    this is a problem?

    Either you you turned off cool & quiet technology in the bios, or your thermal sensor is bad. But this really isn't an issue.
     
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