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      09-11-2010, 09:17 PM
In comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc Ant <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I forgot to mention that this PC is on 24/7. It is rarely powered down
> except for repairs. I do reboot once in a while though. Maybe I should
> try shutting down and powering on when the noises return? I doubt that
> will do anything.


Will not realy help. It will just return. The only fix is to get
a new fan, with or without attached new PSU. One a bearing is
shot, there really is no way to repair it except melting it down
and making a new one from the metal.

Arno







> On 9/9/2010 5:25 AM PT, Ant typed:


>> Hello.
>>
>> A technician installed a new Antec Basiq 500 Watt ATX Power Supply/PSU
>> (BP500U) on 1/23/2010 into my old PC to replace a dead previous, old PSU
>> since I am not a computer hardware person.
>>
>> Lately, its PSU fan has been making loud noises. I have to hit/tap the
>> PSU fan area to make it stop. This always doesn't work either. I noticed
>> different its fan output, has noticeable changes in air output and
>> vibrations, between its quietness and noises. It doesn't look dusty
>> (can't open the PC case due to my physical disabilities, but can see the
>> fan through the dark vents). My place does get dusty and can get very
>> hot (almost 90F degrees in the heat waves) due to Los Angeles/L.A. weather.
>>
>> Is this normal for a less than eight months old PSU? Or is this Antec
>> PSU brand/model just crap or am I just having a bad luck? Online, I saw
>> mostly positive reviews. There were a few that mentioned loud fans, but
>> not like mine. My old 600 watts SeaSonic S12 PSU, from 2006, still
>> works. It seems like Antec is crap these days?
>>
>> If I do need to replace it when it gets worse or dies, which one should
>> I get that is better and low cost? Or should I keep the same brand and
>> model when RMA'ed Here is my old computer setup: AMD Athlon 64 X2 (dual
>> core) 939 4600+ CPU (using a Thermaltake Silent Boost K8 A1838 model),
>> MSI K8N NEO4-F (MS-7125) motherboard (NVIDIA nForce4), 2.5 GB of RAM
>> (one 1 GB + three 512 MB; use all four memory slots) refurbished (RMA'ed
>> twice!) EVGA GeForce 8800 GT (PCIE; NVIDIA), Enlight 7237-ATX mid-tower
>> case; Antec Basiq 500 Watt ATX Power Supply/PSU (BP500U), two case 80mm
>> case fans, Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 (ST380011A; 7200 RPM; 80 GB) HDD, an
>> IDE Quantum Fireball Plus LM 15 GB HDD, Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-M1612 Rev. B
>> 16X/48X ATAPI/IDE drive, Plextor PX-W1210 PlexWriter (12/10/32A; IDE),
>> 3.5" disk drive, and an Intel InBusiness 10/100 (82559) NIC. Running
>> 32-bit Debian (Linux) OS (Kernel v2.6.32-...-686).
>>
>> In a few months, I will be upgrading my system to an old Intel Intel
>> Core 2 Q8200 (quad-core; default clock speeds); Socket 775 LGA) with a
>> Scythe Andy Master 120mm CPU cooler (SCASM-1000), MSI P43 NEO3-F
>> (MSI-7514) motherboard (BIOS v2.3), etc. with the same mid-ATX case.
>>
>> Thank you in advance.

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