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Old 05-16-2005, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a crappy Rosewill 400W PSU. I am pretty sure that my random shutdown are due to the PSU overheating because nothing else is at a super high temperature. (GPU: 55 C, CPU: 63 C) I feel really hot air coming out of the PSU.

Anyways, I need to replace it and I want something with more power and better cooling than just a 60mm exhaust fan. I don't want to spend more than $100 USD. If possilbe, I want a 24-pin mobo connector. Right now I want the ASPIRE Chameleon ATX-AS550W-BL ATX 550W Power Supply. What do you guys think of it? If you think something else would be better, please let me know.

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Old 05-16-2005, 10:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Take a look at the thermaltake ones for your range, not nearly as pricy and not nearly as flashy and a better PSU

BTW: Your CPU temp is AMAZINGLY high, you are 7 degrees or even less away from the thermal dammage zone
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Old 05-16-2005, 12:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, Thermaltake makes some great stuff. That and Antec, they are nice as well. You can get some rather on the cheap, and they are very decent quality. If you get a flashy looking one, it will needlessly drive up the price just for those looks. It's a PSU, not your case, and for the most part it is hidden. Why do you need it to look so hot? Why does anyone? Thats like having your CPU painted a groovy color.
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Old 05-16-2005, 12:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i agree with DJ-chris. for a 64 that is very very high. mine never ever reaches 40C never mind 55C plus mine is overclocked alot more than urs. u should really look at a better heatsink or maybes just resit the one u got atm.
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Rather than spend the money on a PSU, why not invest it in a better cooling solution? Water cooling maybe?
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