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Old June 4, 2013, 08:21 PM
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Default Powersupply fan noisy when mounted vertically

I recently got a FT02 and mounting my XFX 850pro in the vertical position, the fan now makes a soft but sure ticking noise, and it has noticeable bearing noise. When laid flat, it is still silent.

Has anyone else encountered this? or is it unique to the type of fan bearing used in this PSU?
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Old June 4, 2013, 08:49 PM
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I recently got a FT02 and mounting my XFX 850pro in the vertical position, the fan now makes a soft but sure ticking noise, and it has noticeable bearing noise. When laid flat, it is still silent.

Has anyone else encountered this? or is it unique to the type of fan bearing used in this PSU?
certain fans will only work in one position. sounds like you have one.
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Old June 4, 2013, 11:08 PM
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Is this the bronze rated or the gold rated pro?
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Old June 5, 2013, 11:27 AM
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It is Silver rated.
XFX Pro 850W XXX Edition review | Expert Reviews

That's a shame, really like this psu too. Probably trade for a different one.
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It is Silver rated.
XFX Pro 850W XXX Edition review | Expert Reviews

That's a shame, really like this psu too. Probably trade for a different one.
Its the difference between ball bearing and fluid bearing fans.
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Old June 9, 2013, 06:06 AM
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It seems to be a ball bearing fan, could it be just a bad fan?
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Old June 9, 2013, 06:54 AM
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It seems to be a ball bearing fan, could it be just a bad fan?
If it's still under warranty I'd get in touch with their support guys, if not i'd crack the seals to see if the fan is replaceable.
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Old June 12, 2013, 02:47 AM
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I've come across fans that make much more noise at certain orientations. Usually a worn or defective bearing is the cause.

If it's not under warranty you could open it up and replace the fan... Just need a soldering iron & screw driver. Be sure you wire it correctly though!

Or if the bearing is exposed you could try putting a tiny dab of oil in it.
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Old June 12, 2013, 06:54 AM
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if the bearing is exposed you could try putting a tiny dab of oil in it.
peel off half of sticker on center fan hub to get to bearing
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