Question Software compatibility with evga g5 psu's?

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I've heard the fan on evga's g5 lineup of psus is good but the curve applied is too extreme and makes it very loud. I was wondering if there is any software to make it quieter without killing performance?
 

Barty1884

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There;s no software control for (these) PSU fans.

I haven't heard widespread complaints of the fan being loud - but I have seen reports of high pitched (to the point of being distracting) coil whine.

While I haven't seen any full-blown reviews on most of the G5 lineup at this moment in time (just the 1000W), remember, these are not the quality SuperFlower platforms that the G2 & G3 were based on - but an FSP platform that's simply inferior vs the prior offerings (not bad, just not as good).

I haven't seen the G5's blowing the G3's out of the water in terms or prices and, all else being equal, I'd skip the G5 and look to a G3 or even a G2 if you can find them...
 
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I suggest you go with the G3 series .
The G5 is loud when compared with Corsair, Seasonic and even the G3 series.
I got a g5 g50w on black friday for 60 bucks which beat out the prices on the competition by alot for a psu of its manner. Ive heard about thing with superflower and fsp but the main problem I would be worried about is the fan noise, from what I have heard the fan curve on the psu is quite extreme.
 

Barty1884

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That is the main initial downside, yes. It's an aggressive curve, ramping up from 0 to X in a short space of time - and with a bigger fan than it's 'predecessors'.

For $60, it's a solid PSU - but you're not going t ofind a software 'fix' for that fan curve.
 

Karadjgne

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A gpu is a pc in miniature. Has its own processor, ram, VRM's etc. So there's something that software can change as there's programming at a software/firmware level to control things.

A psu does not. It's basically a power converter and thats all. Has no firmware, no processor, no ram. It has a series of components that when get hot increase power to the fan. You'd need to change those components, change the fan to get any changes in fan curve/speeds. A psu has nothing but outputs, has no inputs as none are needed, there's nothing to change that software could change.

The G5 is only a 'bad' unit when compared to the G2/3 series, or any of their direct competition like the Corsair RMx/RMi etc. Compared to a vast multitude of other, lesser psus, it's quite decent.

One thing even the best reviewers can't say for sure is volume. Yes it's a louder psu, when compared to others, at high loads. On a test bench, with a microphone pointed in its direction, in a low/no/deadened noise room. If your psu is appropriate for the pc, it shouldn't really be seeing loads all that high, and if it did, the noise output from cpu/gpu/intake/exhaust fans all at high rpm/loads is quite often far more audible and will drown out any potential noise from the psu.

I don't care how loud you can shout, if standing next to a jet engine the only distraction would be the movement of your lips. Capish?
 
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Very true, and compared to most of the other components in my pc I doubt I will notice the psu over the noise of everything else. Thanks for the input!
 

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