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Should my PSU fan spin?

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  1. SL1DEmemphis

    SL1DEmemphis New Member

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    I just got a new OCZ 700w ModXStream PSU.

    Since I am in the process of building the computer, I have nothing to plug it in to, ie no mobo.

    My question is, should the fan spin or should it make a noise if I plug it into the wall and turn it on?
  2. Kantastic

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    Not unless you short 2 pins on the 24pin connector, I believe it's the 2 pins connected to the green and black wires. Try that, if the fan spins you're good to go.

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    See the PWR ON and GND pins?
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    No, it should not.
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    Indra EMC New Member

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    No, it shouldn't.

    you need to turn on your PSU if there is some component attach on it (example: HDD, VGA/GPU, MOBO, Fans, Etc.)
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    Yes the fan should spin.:)
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    no the fan will only spin when the PSU is acuatly turned on.

    to do this you must Short the Green wire to a black wire, get a papper clip or a peice of wire anything that conducts electricty and hook one end to the green wire and the other to a black wire.

    that will activate the psu, now your fan may not spin even then if the psu is not hot enough.
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    SL1DEmemphis New Member

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    guess i will have to wait until i can hook it up to the mobo and the rest of my parts to see, i tried shorting it with a paper clip, got nothing though

    thanks for the help.
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    SL1DEmemphis New Member

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    well, ima noob, i did it wrong. I looked at it again and i wasn't making contact with the green wire.

    the fan spins, haha. thanks everyone

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