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Windows 7: Computer components get very warm/hot even under no load

27 Dec 2013   #1
sisrace

 
Computer components get very warm/hot even under no load

Hi, i've got my economy into place and things are working out for me right now, i have upgraded m desktop with a Be quiet pure power l8 630W with 30A on the 12v rail v1 and 30A on the second rail, it is more than enough to power the GTX 660 from asus i got for chrismas, I also changed out the chassi fan to a fractal design silent series 92mm fan, i got an adapter to get it to 12V becouse my motherboard bearly gives out 5V and thats not enough, But the box says it should give max 12,5dB and my fan is giving a lot more than that, so i put it down to 5V becouse it was too loud, i modified the case a bit and put the 80MM fan i was going to put on my cpu but if i remove the fan from the motherboard and use an exernal power source the computer will freak out becouse the cpu fan is "broken" or removed so the computer will shut down, so i put the fan in the front of the case, i now got a fair amount of airflow, but its not enough, the power supply gets very hot to the touch and the gou, well, it gets hot but it is like it should, its even factory oc'd so yeah it will run somewhat hot,
the case is very small and the airflow to the psu and gpu fans are poor,

I will get the Fractal design r4 case for my birthday but if this situation is critical i will buy it like now and get a 1TB SSHD for my birthday in febuary,

I just got skyrim too so i will put a lot of stress on the computer, is this a bad thing to do becouse of how hot the psu gets?


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27 Dec 2013   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Is it possible that you have your fans drawing air out of the case & insufficient air can get into the case to replace that air. Normally the PSU fan takes air out of the case, so just check that your other fan is blowing air into the case. This should give a good air flow through the case.
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27 Dec 2013   #3
sisrace

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Is it possible that you have your fans drawing air out of the case & insufficient air can get into the case to replace that air. Normally the PSU fan takes air out of the case, so just check that your other fan is blowing air into the case. This should give a good air flow through the case.
I've set up both fans to pull air into the case and the psu is sitting in the top and drawing air from the case. cant really do anything else, So the psu is drawing a lot of medium to hot air..
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28 Dec 2013   #4
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

thermal cut off for most components is around 90c. thats hot!
power supplies will get hot as theyre stepping down 230v (110v in america) down to 12v, heat is a byproduct.
the fact its drawing hot air from the case is just an ancient design issue. this is why more expensive cases have bottom mounted fans, buuuut that doesnt mean it doent work the old fashioned way.

the fact your case fan was loud was because it was at 100% rpm. motherboard headers control the voltage depending on temp increasing fan speed if needed. powering it externally will not. a cheap fan speed controller will do the job.

now for the gpu.. some just run hot, back in the amd x300 days you could probably cook an egg on one but still ran fine.

I think youre just worrying over your new toys =) if things get too hot youll get warnings such as random shut downs or BSOD until then just enjoy it =)
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28 Dec 2013   #5
sisrace

 

the thing is that the fan should give a max of 12,5dB and the identical 80mm fan is also running at 100% and I don't hear it at all
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28 Dec 2013   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Download Speccy - System Information - Free Download and it will give you the readings that you need. The fan RPM and CPU core temps are important. Let us know what they read. They are both listed under the "CPU" section of the program.
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28 Dec 2013   #7
sisrace

 

ok, The cpu temps are no problem at all, im using an adapter molex to 2 12v and 2 5v, so i cant read rpms, but i know what rpm the fan goes on at 12v, it should be at 12,5dBA and 1300Rpm 24.6CFM
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28 Dec 2013   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Download Speccy - System Information - Free Download and it will give you the readings that you need. The fan RPM and CPU core temps are important. Let us know what they read. They are both listed under the "CPU" section of the program.
Please let us know these readings.
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28 Dec 2013   #9
sisrace

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Download Speccy - System Information - Free Download and it will give you the readings that you need. The fan RPM and CPU core temps are important. Let us know what they read. They are both listed under the "CPU" section of the program.
Please let us know these readings.
Heres a photo of the computer and a photo of the specs you whanted, The fan though that gives out sound is the chassi fan that is a fractal design silen series r2 and it is connected directly to the psu

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29 Dec 2013   #10
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

you have a backwards case!! half your issue is your gpu is sucking air against the psu. as thats sucking too.
normally the gpu fans would be aiming down in a normal "left hand reared case"
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