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Acer Aspire SA85 runs hot (45c +)


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Hi Phillpower2
The temp readings were taken while i had two windows open playing two different songs on Y Tube at the same time.
As for processor
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.06GHz | Socket 775 | 3066/133mhz

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Hi Pete

Thanks for the clarification :thumbsup:

There are different versions of the P4 CPU available the Cedar Mill, Prescott and Northwood and they do not have the same power requirement, it is not vital that you know which version it is that you have I am just trying to provide you with the most accurate information possible.
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So where does this lead me ,do I need a new PSU?
If so just a like for like replacement or a higher wattage?
Do I bother upgrading to 1G-2G of RAM with out doing something with PSU?

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Without knowing the exact version of your P4 CPU I cannot give you a 100% certain voltage recommendation but what I can tell you is that the minimum recommended requirement is 223W meaning that your present PSU is too weak, see the screenshot that I have attached below where I have used the details that you have provided and then included a single HDD and a combo drive which most if not all older PCs had, note the recommended output + the information that I have outlined in the bottom left hand corner.

I would not upgrade anything without sorting the PSU first but the final choice is ultimately yours.

Another PSU calculator tool that you can use yourself http://easycalculation.com/physics/electromagnetism/computer-power-supply.php
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Does this help.....

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Thanks for the screenshots :thumbsup:

A 300W PSU is recommended to support your computers hardware.
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