Volcano 7 problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by naheed, May 21, 2002.

  1. naheed

    naheed Guest

    every time i try to speed up the fan to 5000 rpm, my computer seems to come to a halt. It does this in windows as well as in the bios. I have an athlon 1700+ overclocked to a 2000+. What could the problem be?
     
  2. Jz1397

    Jz1397 Guest

    I had the same problem. When you try to crank the Volcano 7 up to the max settings, other things start to shut down. I found that it was the power supply. My advice, buy a new one.
     
  3. naheed

    naheed Guest

    alright

    but i have a 300watt power supply, so shouldnt it run then?
     
  4. Tbird94sc

    Tbird94sc Guest

    go 400 or 450
     
  5. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Re: alright

    Go with at least 350 if you can.
     
  6. dijital

    dijital Guest

    in general, after tweaking your hardware if you ex-perience cronic reboots or failures, its usually a power supply problem.
     
  7. naheed

    naheed Guest

    but?

    there is no requirment on the volcano 7 that you need atleast a 350+ watt power supply. shouldnt it still run the full speed with 300? even if i disconnect my other fans?
     
  8. dijital

    dijital Guest

    it could run fine, but it all depends on the other components in your system also. every little piece of hardware takes something from your power supply.
     
  9. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    I have a 300W powersupply and am running the volcano 7+ at the max speed with other cooling fans, 2 hds and 2 cdroms. Not including almost every pci spot taken... I will be looking into a larger power supply soon.
     
  10. naheed

    naheed Guest

    should i exchange it?

    do u think i sould exchange it?
     
  11. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    mite be ur PSU
    but u mite wanna try exchanging it first
     
  12. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    for the future my recconmendation would be 350 and up
     
  13. naheed

    naheed Guest

    all i have are 2 cd drives and one hard drive, 3 case fans, one pci slot fan, and the volcano 7. I dont think thats pushing it, but could it be just the fan is gone?
     
  14. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    it would be the fan, but it most likley is the powersupply
     
  15. naheed

    naheed Guest

    i talked to my reseller and they said it coud be the installation of the fan, you think that could be a proble, They said it may no be sitting flass on the pporccessor causing it to freeze up
     
  16. substance

    substance Guest

    if your volcano 7 is being powered by your motherboard, then maybe you should use the adapter to hook it up directly to your power supply, and plug the cable with the yellow wire only, into the motherboard.
    Its not good to have too many things powered off your motherboard. Too much power drawn from it may cause it to crash.
     
  17. Ice-Freezer

    Ice-Freezer Guest

    AGP video card - 30-40W
    PCI video card - 30W
    AMD Athlon 900MHz-1.1GHz - 50W
    AMD Athlon 1.2MHz-1.4GHz - 55-65W
    AMD Duron 1.0MHz-1.3GHz - 50W
    AMD Athlon 1.47MHz-1.73GHz - 75W
    Intel Pentium III 800MHz-1.26GHz - 40W
    Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz-1.7GHz - 65W
    Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz-2.0GHz - 75W
    Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz-2.4GHz - 90W
    Intel Celeron 1.0GHz-1.1GHz - 35W
    Intel Celeron 1.2GHz-1.4GHz - 50W
    ATX Motherboard - 35W-45W
    128MB RAM - 10W
    256MB RAM - 20W
    24X or higher IDE CD-RW Drive - 35W
    32X or higher IDE CD-ROM Drive - 25W
    10x or higher IDE DVD-ROM Drive - 20W
    SCSI CD-RW Drive - 17W
    SCSI CD-ROM Drive - 12W
    5,400RPM IDE Hard Drive - 10W
    7,200RPM IDE Hard Drive - 13W
    7,200RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 24W
    10,000RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 30W
    15,000RPM SCSI Hard Drive - 45W
    Floppy Drive - 5W
    Network Card - 4W
    Modem - 5W
    Sound Card - 5W
    SCSI Controller Card - 20W
    Firewire/USB Controller Card - 10W
    Case Fan - 3W
    CPU Fan - 3W
    :_)
     
  18. Jz1397-5

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    Ice-Freezer - Cool

    and try the volcano hooked to the power supply, not the motherboard
     
  19. naheed

    naheed Guest

    im using the adapters pluged into the power supply and the repm signal is the only thing hooked up to the mobo

    what else could it be?
     
  20. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    try switchin fans.....