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Old 09-17-2012, 09:37 AM   #7
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Default Re: HOT power cord

The power cord that comes with a 300W PSU is noticeably thinner than one that comes with a 750W unit. If you're using a power cord from any PSU that was a lower wattage than your current one, then it would explain the issues you're experiencing.

When the machine is under load, it will pull more current. If the power cord is of a higher gauge, then the resistance the current encounters will cause it to heat up. You will want a power cord with lower gauge wire.

Please note that high gauge = thin wire and low gauge = thick wire.
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