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Dead PSU Fan

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#1 big_bopper180


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Posted 07 December 2008 - 09:27 PM

Hello all,

I'm getting new parts for my comp in two and a half weeks. However, the front intake fan on my PSU just died, and I can't get it going again. When it comes to my knowledge on computers, power supplies are where I'm lacking. What can/can't I do with this? I would assume that just surfing the net is ok, but is it alright to play games like Oblivion, Crysis, etc.? I just want it to last 2 1/2 weeks.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 09:56 PM

Keep an eye on your temperatures, you may be able to get by without the second fan for a bit. You can use an application like Speedfan to monitor the temperatures, and watch for anything unusual in your graphics when using applications that are heavy on resources like video games.

I would caution you in regards to attempting to make any repairs to the PSU, there are capacitors inside which can store line voltage charges for weeks and can be very dangerous if discharged to your body.

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