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Old 07-14-2019, 03:15 PM
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But why even have 0 fan mode then? FDB fans make no noise and if they last that long why not keep them on minimum speed n keep PSU temps down
Zero RPM mode has nothing to do with prolonging the life of the fan, though it is a perk.

PSUs don't generate much heat, so active cooling isn't necessary except for under extreme circumstances. Take, for example, fanless PSUs in the market. They're LITERALLY derated PSUs with the fan removed.

The change from DBB to FDB in Corsair PSUs, even though they're more expensive, was not because of longer life. It was because of bearing noise from DBB at low RPMs. The reason for Zero RPM mode is to reduce noise from the air moving itself and to reduce power consumption.

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If so that's more of a reason to leave fan on 0-fan mode I guess but the problem is my case is a bit weird it got the PSU at the top which means I gotta leave the fan on (cause the hot air rises ... basically the PSU acts as a second rear exhaust fan)
That makes you the exception, not the norm. 10 years ago, the PSU on top was the norm, and the PSU >>WAS<< part of the PC's overall cooling system. Back then, PSUs were also a lot less efficient and needed active cooling. Now PSUs are on the bottom. Typically covered with a shroud. Though I admit that when there is no shroud, I do tend to mount my PSUs with the fan facing up to help cool the GPU.

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Old 07-14-2019, 03:29 PM
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But why even have 0 fan mode then? FDB fans make no noise and if they last that long why not keep them on minimum speed n keep PSU temps down
Indeed, this entire thread is a storm in a teacup. Just fix your PSU fan speed to 700RPM and monitor it exclusively with AIDA64. This will keep your PSU temp at a steady 24C idling (same as ambient on my rig). You really do not need iCUE !

Now move on...

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Old 07-14-2019, 04:56 PM
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No offense Yemble, but suggesting people monitor it with something besides ICurse might be a mistake due in part to the issues ICue has with programs that monitor sensors while ICue is running. I say this because if you really think people wont run ICue would be a slight flaw in your idea. Not saying it's bad just looking a human nature. Kinda like how some people ignore things if they don't like someone. I could care less but point is that its an unfortunate fact in life. Not naming names *wink* And no I am not referring to you or anyone in particular even if the guilty party knows who they are :)

I still say the best plan is to give people the ability to make their own choices on what they want to see even if the defaults would be to hide something. At least that way all bases are covered and people can't come back and say "Oh well you are hiding something for a reason rant rant rant".
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:12 PM
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No offense Yemble, but suggesting people monitor it with something besides ICurse might be a mistake due in part to the issues ICue has with programs that monitor sensors while ICue is running. I say this because if you really think people wont run ICue would be a slight flaw in your idea. Not saying it's bad just looking a human nature. Kinda like how some people ignore things if they don't like someone. I could care less but point is that its an unfortunate fact in life. Not naming names *wink* And no I am not referring to you or anyone in particular even if the guilty party knows who they are :)

I still say the best plan is to give people the ability to make their own choices on what they want to see even if the defaults would be to hide something. At least that way all bases are covered and people can't come back and say "Oh well you are hiding something for a reason rant rant rant".
LOL... just saying that there is more than one way to skin this cat

PS, I have eliminated ALL of my random BSOD issues by disabling the CorsairService and not running iCUE at boot... just saying

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