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Is it Normal for an Antec TRUE 330 PS fan to be off?

Posted on 2004-03-22
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My friend has an Antec TRUE 330 power supply. He usually keeps his PC going at all times but turned it off the other day and just turned it on this morning.  He immediately noticed that the PS fan was not going and turned it off within a matter of minutes.  On most PSs, I'd say this was a problem with the PS, but Antec TRUE power supplies are made for noise reduction and control the case fans.  Could it simply be that the PS realizes that it isn't yet hot enough to need cooling and has simply not turned the PS fan on yet?  I don't want him to do testing an risk damaging the PS or other components.  Does anyone know if this is normal?
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Question by:kylerogers
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by:LucF
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Hi kylerogers,

Nope, this is not normal, it should at least run slowly.

Greetings,

LucF
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by:HippyWarlock
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It would seem to be unusual in the primitive world of the PSU, for te beasties to chill when off-load.

However by switching his PC on - he put it On-Load, and most requisite of cooling for the internals.

Was his PC drawing current (switched on and working) at the time?

Peace

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by:kylerogers
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Yes, it booted up and he logged into Windows without incident.
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oldgreyguy earned 200 total points
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Antec offers quite a few "noise reducing" technologies... It may well be that the fan doesn't fire up until the temp of certain components in the PSU rises.

I have used their tech support group many times... they are responsive and quick... give them a shot

http://www.antec-inc.com/us/info_contact_US.html
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by:kylerogers
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Great.  That should be just what I'm looking for
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