I have been encountering technical problems (specially when I play intensive graphic games, like Generals and Need for Speed Underground 2) with my PC ever since I changed my Power Supply, my CPU Fan and both Fan Cases with silent ones to get rid of the PC noise. Sometimes, the game exits by itself showing an error or followed by an automatic system reboot. The system suddenly restarts by itself. I press F2 to access the Hardware Monitoring and it display that the CPU temperature is around 84-88 degrees. Is this normal ? I've heard that the normal temperature range is 60-65 degrees.
I don't think the problem is my PC, because before installing the new PSU and Fans, it used to run games perfectly (haven't tried C&C Generals on it previously though), specially that it has a 3.2Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 256MB Nvidia FX 5700LE graphic card so any game should function perfectly.
I've been browsing some technical forums on the net. The problem might be a low power Generating PSU (My carillon ultramute generates around 300W). Maybe my system requires more than that. I've been trying to contact NVidia but I have failed. I want to know how many watts the VGA requires because what I'm thinking is that maybe the VGA isn't receiving enough power, therefor, when I am playing games, there is a lot of pressure put on the CPU, that's why the tempreature is rising, especially that my VGA has a fan in addition to the 2 case fans and the CPU fan.
And sometimes, when I turn on the PC, it freezes form the very first second, doesn't start up. I have to turn off the main switch, wait, and turn it back on for the PC to run (This used to happen with my old PSU too though).
Do you think the problem is my PSU ?
I know that was a bit too long but I need someone to help please