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    suprafreak6's Avatar Suprafreak6 is Back!
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    There is a knob on my powersupply that allows you to control the fan speed...is it safe to turn it completly off? Not while im gaming or anything just while its sitting there with a few apps open such as aim utorrent and wmp? my computers temps are all below 30* C which is good isnt it?

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    No

    Power supplies generate heat. No matter what you're doing with your PC.

    Heat damages components. Eventually something will fail in your power supply

    Lower the fan speed but don't completely shut it down.

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    suprafreak6's Avatar Suprafreak6 is Back!
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    i keep it on medium (its just its so loud! thats why...I cant sleep when i try to leave my computer on overnight)

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    you learn to live with the noise, my computer is about 3 fans away from hovering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman
    you learn to live with the noise, my computer is about 3 fans away from hovering.

    yup i agree. I have 2 blue led fans and i leave my pc on overnight in my own bedroom. And im able to handle it

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    The fan on my 6600GT is the only somewhat loud fan in my pc, it was annoying at first but im fine with it now.

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    My PC is very quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    My PC is very quiet.
    Same, all of my case fans are volt-modded 7volt so they're all quiet...the power supply 120mm fan runs slow and speeds up if the pwoer supply gets hot (i'm guessing, it's never gotten hot that i could tell ), and my CPU fan is controlled by SpeedFan, when the temp is below 35degrees it runs at 50% speed which is pretty much silent, and the only time it does go over 35 is under load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    the power supply 120mm fan runs slow and speeds up if the pwoer supply gets hot (i'm guessing, it's never gotten hot that i could tell )[/b][/font]

    What kind of psu do you have? Mines got that same kinda setup

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    suprafreak6's Avatar Suprafreak6 is Back!
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    whoa 120mm fan on psu thats cool...yeah my power supply is the only real thing maken alot of noise

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