Strange PSU error???

Wex

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I have an Antec Truepower 430w. And im seeing that error with my ASUS PC Probe. I dont have a clue to what this means/is telling me because my computer's been running fine. Anything to worry about? It's been bothering me for quite some time now. Thanks in advance for the help.
 

guptasa1

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Antec TruePower's use a technology that slow down your fans (the power supply ones and any connected with the "Fan Only" connectors) when not needed in order to maintain quiet operation. When the system heats up, the fans speed up. Sooo, something monitoring the fans like PC Probe think there's a problem if the fans are spinning slower than usual because it doesn't know about the PSU regulating them. It's not a problem as long as your temperatures are staying in line. (I believe if you look in the Antec documentation, they make a statment about this too). So in summary, if your temperatures are okay, don't worry about it.

I'm new to this too (just got a TrueBlue 480 Watt from Antec), and while it is quieter than the Enermax I was using, my fans do run at much lower speeds and the system is warmer. (But it doesn't appear to be a problem so far - everything's staying cool enough). The idea I guess is just keeping the system cool enough and conserving noise pollution at the same time.

Hope this helps.
 

Wex

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Hmm. Interesting. Thanks alot for the help guptasa. But what if i hooked an 80mm fan as an intake to that PSU. Good, more cooling, Bad, for psu, or Useless, dont bother?
 

Jeff7

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Some motherboards can't seem to even detect the spinning of the fan in the Truepower PSU's - they just tend to spin too slowly, usually a bit below 1500rpms on my systems.