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replace psu fan?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rokko Ralph, Jul 20, 2002.

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  1. Rokko Ralph

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    I bought a new 400w psu with my new case. (my mother board had been flakey with lower watt models and wanted to be safe.) It runs great however the fan is a little loud and I'm looking to quiet it down. I was going to replace it with an Enermax 80mm since they're speed ajustable and quiet. I don't come close to using all the connectors provided. I run a CDR, DVD, HDD, floppy and two case fans off of it. Would it be safe to replace it with a potentially lower RPM model like the enermax?
     
  2. carltasha

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    If you want the power you are going to have to put up with the noise , and the heat . the pentioms caust whay more then the athalons but the one biggy is heat . you gotta cool the **** outa those athalons .
     
  3. Rokko Ralph

    Rokko Ralph Thread Starter

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    Well I have two case fans to cool down the athlon. (Which I was also going to replace with enermaxes.) I was just worried about the psu overheating. So you don't think it would provide enough cooling if I turned it up all the way? (39.8 CFM @ 3000 RPM)

    Thanks for your response.
     
  4. wedor

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    It may work fine, the only issue I would be concerned with is voiding the warranty.
     
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