November 20th, 2007, 04:57 PM
Help with power supply..
This all begun as soon as i started playing visualisations in (WMP) also 3D screensavers, I'm not a gamer and don't use 3D's but when i did this took effect. the VGA temp/ reaches to 60.d/celsius, the (HDD) an (CPU) are fine, only the (VGA) gauge flashes then an alarm is activated, i place my hand on the console directly above the (PSU) and its way HOT,.. maybe i need to replace the (PSU) for a more powerfull one, would I be correct ?? my (VGA) is a sapphire radeon X300. (PSU) 450-watt,
windows XP SP2 32bit OS
Motherboard Asus P5GD2X dual channel
Intel pentium (4) CPU 3.40Ghz, 3.41Ghz
2Gb of ram corsair 2x1Gb
The PC is 6 months old.
December 6th, 2007, 02:03 AM
Upgrading the power supply isn't going to help bring down your vpu temp. Consider adding fans to improve airflow through the case, and also look into upgrading the cooler on the graphics card.
You don't say what card you have, but you should also check that the existing cooler hasn't been bumped or dislodged in any way and is still in good contact with the vpu chip.