like_a_wombat
1 Copper

Quieter power supply ?

Hi,
 
I just recently got  a new Dimension E520 and the power supply has a kind of annoying noise .. not too bad, but I would like something more quiet.  Can I replace the power supply for a quiter one ? Any specs on the noise levels ?
 
thanks.
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PETER345
5 Osmium

Re: Quieter power supply ?

I have yet to own a Dell with a noisy power supply. I presume you are talking about the fan in the PSU. You might contact Dell about a replacement unless you are trying to find something very nearly silent because you are very sensitive.

Peter
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like_a_wombat
1 Copper

Re: Quieter power supply ?

I wouldn't say it's loud, it's more the frequency that bothers me, especaily as it is continuous.  And yes I presume it is the PSU fan, all I know is if I open the case it is coming from the PSU
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PETER345
5 Osmium

Re: Quieter power supply ?

It is also possible come component is vibrating that normally wouldn't. For example, the switching power supply for my DSL modem would "whine". Not very loud and if I pressed on the plastic case it would stop. I bought another modem and PSU at a thrift shop and sure enough, the new one was quiet. The original was driving me nuts.

I would contact Dell about getting a replacement PSU. You shouldn't have to go crazy.

Peter
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Flytyer06076
3 Argentium

Re: Quieter power supply ?

Peter is correct because the E521 P/S is as quiet as they get. I changed the P/S in my E521 to a Seasonic M12, 500W and I do believe it is actually more quiet. Like Peter said contact Dell and tell them you want a new P/S. You should have no problem.
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like_a_wombat
1 Copper

Re: Quieter power supply ?

Thanks guys, I'll give them a call on Monday
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Flytyer06076
3 Argentium

Re: Quieter power supply ?

You do not have to wait until Monday. They operate 24/7
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