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PSU Dust Filter

Sometimes my computer shuts down randomly during gaming. not always though. It happens at rare times. My guess is PSU is overheating and it has a dust filter. Should I remove the dust filter from the PSU? THANKS for your time
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  1. why psu?

    have you checked gpu and cpu temps?
  2. yes they are fine
  3. I am just wondering if the dust filter is restricting air flow to the PSU or not. Its a really bad brand "Xeon" I believe
  4. take the filter off then and see if it helps

    i take all the dust filters off my case

    i would rather have more airflow and just clear out the dust now and then
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    bodrumlu190 said:
    I am just wondering if the dust filter is restricting air flow to the PSU or not. Its a really bad brand "Xeon" I believe


    I doubt that the dust filter has any effect, assuming it is not clogged.

    It would be better to replace a cheap psu. It is not uncommon for a bad psu to not deliver it's advertised amps on the +12v rails where it is needed.

    What is your graphics card, and how many +12v amps does the data plate on your psu claim?
  6. geofelt said:
    I doubt that the dust filter has any effect, assuming it is not clogged.

    It would be better to replace a cheap psu. It is not uncommon for a bad psu to not deliver it's advertised amps on the +12v rails where it is needed.

    What is your graphics card, and how many +12v amps does the data plate on your psu claim?


    http://www.xionusa.com/Product-powersupply_realpower_700W.asp

    This is the PSU

    http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-660.shtml

    This is the video card.

    I am also thinking about replacing this junk. Thanks for your help
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