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Zanatue

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#1 10 years ago

I'm having issues with my power supply its a 500wat and I love it. It came with the case I bought but what sucks is that out of no where its starting to overheat not crash or fail just overheat. The fan on the supply is still working so I'm puzzled as to what happened can someone help me I can only use my pc for about 10 minutes before it's hotter than the sun.




kow_ciller

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#2 10 years ago

Sounds like its an overrated unit thats hitting the bucket if its getting as hot as you say it is.




Adrian Ţepeş Forum Moderator

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#3 10 years ago

Yeah you might consider getting a new PC at that point. And if you do, get a modular PSU.


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Bs|Archaon

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#4 10 years ago

Are you sure it's the PSU overheating? Compared to the rest of a system it's relatively rare for a PSU to overheat.




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#5 10 years ago

You could try using an IR thermometer.


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kow_ciller

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#6 10 years ago

Or, you could feel the exhaust and if its excessively hot you know what the problem is.




Zanatue

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#7 10 years ago

Im pretty sure the PSU is the overheating part not the rest as I actually did put my hand on it after the pc was shutdown and it was burning my hand not to mention everything else i touched was quite cold. I guess I need to buy a new PSU and this is gonna suck any recommendations like links to some good ones on new egg?




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#8 10 years ago

Have you ever blown the dust out of it? PSUs can trap dust pretty bad. If you don't have something that can really blow it out hard like a compressor, taking it apart and thoroughly getting the dust out every now and then is a good idea. If it's run hot for a long time though, you may have already damaged it beyond what any cleaning could do.




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#9 10 years ago
It came with the case I bought

That makes we question just how good of a PSU it is then.

Most PSU's that come with cases are usually cheapo crap. Sure their are some exceptions like Antec sometimes and such, but overall they are usually crap. It may not have enough wattage or amps to keep up with your rig.

What's your specs? What make/model of PSU is it?




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#10 10 years ago

Oh, it came with the case? I never trust PSUs that come with the case, it's always best to buy one separately, but yeah I know a good PSU:

This is the one I bought: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256045


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