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Re: Antec Basiq 500 Watt ATX Power Supply/PSU (BP500U) making loud noises?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Arno, Sep 11, 2010.

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    In comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.misc Ant <> 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.


    > 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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