Hey all, I started a thread in the CPUs forum about my computer locking up while gaming after changing out the PSU. I tried playing with my case open and it ran fine for 3 hours. MY PSU is a Tacens Valeo III 500w, more than enough for my system, and the fan on the bottom only turns on wehn needed, and it has a heatsink at the back. Whit my case open, the PSU fan went on a lot more, and made a LOT less noise, making me think the PSU is overheating. All other temps never go past 70ºC I have 2 options in mind: RMA the PSU OR Drilling holes in the side panel to help vent the PSU. Will drilling these holes in the side panel help vant the PSU? or is it useless?
EDIT: (all components are factory default except secondary HDD and graphics card and PSU and fans) (No overclocking whatsoever) Forgot system specs: AMD Athlon 64X2 Live! 4600+ @ 2.41GHz Nvidia GeForce 9800GT 2GB DDR2 Ram @ 533 (I believe) ASUS M2r-FVM Mobo 1x350GB Seagate HD 1x500GB Seagate HD 1x Fan controller (Aerocool Touch-1000) 1 back 80mm exhaust fan 1 front 80mm intake fan 1 side 120mm intake fan directly above processor heatsink and fan Tacens Valeo III 500W Modular PSU Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P case And I believe that's about it Any ideas are greatly appreciated Thanks!
Things I have tried: Disabling Cool N' Quiet Updating drivers replacing HDDs
I would RMA the PSU, lockups after the change point to a bad unit. It is possible that it is not even sending the right voltages.
Hmm... Ok Well, i tested putting a fan (a bit overkill) behind th ePSU. No lockups