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
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?
(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
Things I have tried:
Disabling Cool N' Quiet