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Old Oct 24, 2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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Default Question for seasonic X 650 psu owners

So i've benn running my new seasonic x 650 for about 4 days now and was wondering when your fan kicked on. so far i have to push my system fairly hard to get it to run (prime 95 and furmark both running at same time) and then it just barely spinning. A little unnerving as i'm positive that it's pulling more than 20%.
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 03:59 PM   #2
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I don't own one but does it feel warm when you touch it, if it does then your sensor is probably bad
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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I wouldn't worry if I were you. That model is designed to run fanless at a low load (compared to 650W load). Also, if your PSU is in the bottom of the case and you have fans to help pull air through, the PSU is cooled by those extra fans, causing it to be able to pull higher loads without activating the fan.

In my system, the PSU is at the top and the CPU and GPU both pump some heat into my PSU and therefore I can only draw around 100 Watts before the fan activates. My desktop idles at 150 Watts and thus my PSU fan will start eventually. Can take a few minutes, though.

For reference, I have the X-750. The X-650 is tested to handle 750 Watt without problems.
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galmok is right.

most of seasonic's power supplies are designed like this.
seasonic's psus have been a benchmark in silent psus for a long while.
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Thanks Guys, Sorry for the late reply been busy at work.
I ordered a kill-a-watt to see just how much power I'm pulling at full load this psu just seems to good to be true but I guess the reviews were right.

Johnnyguru has the fan kicking in at 401W my cpu sits at 161W, each 5770 108W at full load 6 120mm fans h50 cooler 2HDD and fan controller just seems that should be around 450 at load.

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