New Power Supply

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bman, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I just installed a new power supply (400w) cause my old (300w) just died on me. I turned it on, everything is fine, except that my computer is like 1000 times louder now, like it's almost annoying. My old one was almost quiet, like almost no sound...I can't sleep with it like that....I don't turn it off for different reasons so dont even say that....anywho....umm yea is there someway to make it quiet again or less noisy or something???


    Thanks....
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Yeah there are ways - they are all dangerous unless you are like a qualified electrical engineer or KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING... and when I say dangerous I do not just mean fry your gear, I mean fry you or start a fire too!

    The SAFE solution is to buy well in the first place - you must have a real lemon of a PSU - should have bought a Tagan or similar like Seasonic IMHO. Anyway - if you DO TRULY want to try the first option of modding post back and I'll sort a link to a place I know....

    I am hoping you will choose the safe option and spend some dough to buy wisely this time....
     
  3. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    I had a noise problem when I upgraded my PSU.

    Only real way I found to make it quiet was to switch to another brand. Originally i had an Antec 350w which was very quiet, but when I moved up to my new mobo I opted for a 600w PSU from Fry's.

    It was really loud though, so I ended up returning it and getting an Antec 420w True Power which is Really quiet. Can't even tell it's on.
     
  4. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    u guys might think im weird, but i dont mind my computer making noise, i have a blower fan which makes a cool sound, and 2 fans under my hdd one in the front of the case and one at the back with leds. i dont like to sacrafise performance over noise, i really dont care, my fans are always cranked to the max
     
  5. Adamas

    Adamas OSNN Junior Addict

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    Sorry themafia.69, can you repeat, can't quite hear what you said over the noise :cheeky:
     
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  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    my PC ain't that quite either. not very loud, but not exactly what anyone would consider a "noise-free environment". i mean, how could you expect it to be noise free? 5 case fans, 3 of which are 92mm, and 2 of which are 80mm. then there's the hard drive, and my Ultra X-Connect 500w power supply with 2 80mm fans. as well as my GPU fan, CPU fan, Northbridge fan.. (j/k. who can ever hear their NB fan?), and the occasional vibration from my case coming from a location that is yet unknown to me. yah.... that's quite a lot of stuff that can cause noise. and the fact that my case has a mesh window in the side, and not plexiglass or something of the sort, don't help that either, but the case is SWEET!
     
  7. albybum

    albybum Penguin Rancher

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    I've heard the roar of my PCs for so long, I can't sleep without the noise :(
     
  8. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    LOL. :p

    Some people can only tollerate a certain amount of noise before losing it.
    Like Bman, I can never leave me desktop on overnight and get some proper sleep with all the noise looming over me.
    It's not just the PSU that's causing all the noise, it's also the case and gfx fans.
     
  9. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I'm just not really used to it...Each one i had, the old 300W and the new 400W are both noname PSU's. I never really cared about the company or anything. This new one only costed me 20 bucks because of where I work. But if it really makes a difference in the noice then maybe I'll think about getting a different one.
     
  10. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I do not care about the company either Bman - but I DO CARE about the QUALITY (and with no-name it is a bit of a lucky dip and, as you have learnt, they may compromise on quality of fan bearings etc, which for me is a very impoortant part of a PSU)
     
  11. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    HAHA RAWK ON:speechless:
     
  12. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    David, what graphics card is that? one of the A400 series? why does the whole HSF look metal?
     
  13. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    fish cant sleep with any sounds.
     
  14. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    too bad they didn't keep the metal look of the whole thing with the A400 series. :-/ WHY Leadtek... WHY?!?
     
  15. Adamas

    Adamas OSNN Junior Addict

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    Saw this new fan for PC's, ordered one for my PDA !

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