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PSU Fan...Is it normal?


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#1 Ryan Pianesi

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:11 PM

Ok, i have a dell optiplex gx280, i bought it off craigslist...and when i bought it, i noticed that the psu fan makes a slight, non constant buzzing. it has done this for the 2 mounths that i have had this computer, and it does not have any problems. i just wanted to know if it is normal for the fan to make this kind of sound?

and yes, i have checked, no wires or anything are touching it.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:30 PM

Ok, i have a dell optiplex gx280, i bought it off craigslist...and when i bought it, i noticed that the psu fan makes a slight, non constant buzzing. it has done this for the 2 mounths that i have had this computer, and it does not have any problems. i just wanted to know if it is normal for the fan to make this kind of sound?

and yes, i have checked, no wires or anything are touching it.


That's a VERY old system (came out in 2004-2005). Most likely the fan inside the PSU is going bad - which is natural for old fans. Eventually it will fail and stop moving. Then your PSU will overheat.

Edited by JonM33, 31 July 2010 - 10:30 PM.





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