Keep your current fan setup, you are running plenty cool as it is. What makes you think you need a better cooling system? A more powerful P/S may get you much more from overclocking then probably a better cooler in your case. What P/S are you using and what is its rating?
July 13, 2001 8:58:08 PM
it's an atx 300wt ps but i think its burned out or something doesnt work as of yesterday so im gonna get a 300wt or 350wt. how much does a 350wt cost?
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by therock16 on 07/13/01 04:59 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
I recommend at least a 350w P/S if you want to overclock, higher if you are really serious and want stability. $55 for a ENERMAX 350w P/S. Get the one with the fan on the bottom of the P/S to help exhaust the hot air from the cpu out. Here is a link, get the 431w version, NICE :smile: .
I have to agree with you about the PS with the fan on the bottom. I put in an Enermax 350 last week and I'm seeing cpu temps from 6-8 degrees C cooler than my old 300W PS. Right now my 850 TBird with a Volcano II is reading 43C (MB at 29C) with the ambient room temp at 22C. Last night when the room temp was 26C I recorded 48C for the cpu. I see another plus for the new PS. ASUS Probe has not shown one 3.3V problem. I used to get that error message occasionally with my old 300W PS. Fairly standard setup with a midtower case, combo floppy, 40gig 7200 Maxtor, DVD, CDRW, 256MB ram, Radeon videocard, internal modem & SB Live.
Includes one intake and one exhaust fan.
What really surprises me is that the original PS was only 250W. I ran it for months without any obvious problems. Just lucky. I only used the 300W for about two months, but I wanted more cooling so I upgraded to the Enermax.
"...member of the Zilog, Intel, Cyrix, & AMD fan club!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by edison on 07/13/01 07:52 PM.</EM></FONT></P>