Question PSU fan stopping/starting

May 23, 2022
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Hi. I bought a new pc last year, but for quite a while my power supply fan has been stopping and starting. Some periods no problems, others just 5-10 sec. break between the series.

Typically stop sound: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2l0t0plif5258vz/Pc noise.mp3?dl=0
PSU: CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550

I imagine (hope) it's adjusted by temperature and sometimes can't figure out whether to stop or start. If so, can it be fixed any way by software settings?
Thanks!
 
May 23, 2022
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sounds like you fan motor is running out of oil.
Those little squeaks at the end.
If you know what you are doing you can open and oil it .
Or you can replace the power supply fan.
Or the power supply itself. Safest and best option.
Ok, thanks a lot. Didn't know about that. Strange if that could happen to new stuff. But unfortunately I don't know how to oil it.
The psu is inside a box. Sort of integral part of the cabinet.
 
May 23, 2022
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Yes, still warranty. Before I deliver back the psu which I can't see how to get out of the cabinet, I'm hoping for a 'soft' solution.
 

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