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Should I replace my PSU?

By john simpson
Sep 29, 2009
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  1. HI iv noticed recently my psu fan does'nt spin on start up, despite the pc starting up normally and working fine.

    Sometime i turn off and on then the fan will work also.

    Do you think i need to replace my PSU or could it be something else?
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,141   +30

    What is the make and model? This is not sounding good what you describe. A good working PSU is the backbone of any system.

    Give us the rest of your system hardware including make and model of your motherboard, amount of RAM installed, harddrive and video card. This will help us help you if you feel you need it.
  3. john simpson

    john simpson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    Hi and thanx for the reply..

    Motherboard : ECS 661FX-M7
    Memory : 1024 MB DDR RAM
    Hard Drive: 80GB 7200rpm UDMA
    Video / Graphics Card : Integrated SiS Mirage graphics
    DVD Drive: Lite-On SOHW-1633S DVD-RW
    Sound Card : Realtek ALC655 audio system.

    Ive had this PC for about 4 years (as you can probably tell from the specs). I did have 2 GB memory, but took out one slot after i noticed this PSU fan problem two days ago. The PSU fan problems persisted.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,141   +30

    Okay, thanks for the information. Did you have someone build it or did you purchase it from a PC manufacturer such as Dell, HP, etc.? If you purchased it please give us the model #.

    Now, again, what is the make and model of your PSU? Also, how many watts does it supply?
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