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how hot should a PSU be?


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rob solo

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My computer's been running a bit slow lately. It even shut down once. I thought maybe it had to do with heat problems. When I touch the heat sink though it isn't even hot....not even warm. BUT my PSU box is super hot. Should it be that way? I have an Ultra PSU, one of the newer ones with seperate cables so you just have to plug in the ones you need (I think I use them all though.)

Anyway, should I invest in a new PSU or are they supposed to be that hot? I have a bunch of fans running, so I don't know what the temp problem would be....it says the CPU is running around 48 degress most times.

Where I live it's 30 degrees out, so I don't think that temp is that bad.

Edited by rob solo, 04 June 2005 - 05:01 AM.

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Hi,

If the psu is that hot you should replace it asap, it should be under warrenty as that ulta has not been out that long

The cpu temp is a tad warm if that temp is at idle but this could be related to the overall heat inside the case created by the psu or the sensor reading high as this is very common. If you can touch the heatsink and it feels mildly warm its ok and not the problem.

I would however not run the pc untill you get another psu so there is no risk of damage to other compoents because if its that hot it will soon fail.

Rick
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ok. nice to know. I've been running the comp since I posted the thread. I have a fan running on it now. By fan I don't mean a comp fan, I mean I opened it up and have a full sized fan blowing on it....and the temps seem to be ok...but it still runs a bit slow.

I'll buy a new PSU toute suite. I live in Taiwan, and I lost the warranty a while back. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a voltage problem from the plugs here even. I'll just get a new one.

Thanks and cheers.
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your welcome
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