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Should my PSU fan spin?

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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?
 
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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.



See the PWR ON and GND pins?
 
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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?
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.:)
 
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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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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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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