PSU fan isn't spinning... temperature-based fan or what?

By batmankiller
May 27, 2011
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  1. My PSU is about 3-4 years old. I just opened my case up to clean my GFX card and then turned it on and noticed that my PSU fan isn't running. The fan is right at the bottom of the PSU so it's parallel to the ground and the fan is facing the ground. I couldn't really get a good search of the PSU online but it's a cooler master atx12V product no. RP-600 PCAR W/O PFC. It has red numbers saying 600, so I assume it's 600 watts and the fan is 12volts? The issue here is that I've never really paid attention to the PSU fan before and I can't be sure if it's an auto temperature based fan or not. I checked my motherboard settings but there wasn't anything indicative of adjusting PSU fans.

    Motherboard: biostar Tforce P965
    PSU: cooler master atx12V product no. RP-600 PCAR W/O PFC.

    How big of an issue is it that my PSU fan isn't working?
  2. batmankiller

    batmankiller Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    well i got it working after using something to manually start the fan by flicking it. Guess it got stuck after i did a vacuuming and brushing of my computer
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    Does it start spinning after you shut-down and boot-up again?
  4. batmankiller

    batmankiller Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Yes, I think it might've just gotten stuck or something when I clicked it out


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