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Old 09-26-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Over Heation?

Hey all, i am new to this forum, pretty much i googled computer forums and here i am. Anyways...

I got a new cpu its an hp4200+ with the AMD 64x2 processor and 2 gig of ram. I have one fan on the back, and one on the processor obviously. It runs at about 40Degress Celisus..

However, being a gamer i and them giving me a shabby graphics card i want to upgrade it to the BFG Nvida 7950 GT. Naturally I'll also have to get a new PSU, and i am looking at the BFG 650watt... i am concerned with it getting overheated, will i have to muliate my case and put more fans in it, I.E Jerry-rig a fan to the side panel, or should i just get a new case?

Thanks for the help..
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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No no, you don't need a new case. You will just add the PSU and Video card and it will be fine.
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:50 PM   #3
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PSU will have it's own cooling, dont be swayed by just the advertised wattage as this can be VERY deciving. Look at the amperage on the rails, especially the 12V+ rails, you'll want something with 20-21A and dual 12V+ rails

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Old 09-26-2006, 04:01 PM   #5
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how hot will it run with the new video card, and psu or will the psu cooling be sufficent?
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The built in cooling on the PSU should be fine, try to find one with a 120mm fan, it'll push/pull more air and run quieter
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