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Windows 7: Will this PSU fit my Dell Studio XPS 8100?

20 Sep 2011   #11

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I wouldn't particularly care about temps I got when running a benchmark. You can always find a test that will lead to high temps.

I don't see a temp above 71 degrees in the pic you posted.

That pic shows video fan speed at only 54%. It doesn't appear to be working very hard. I'd expect high speed fans to be noisy.

You have to research whether the video card temps you actually experience while gaming are "too high".

Fans on video cards can be replaced.

At any rate, a PSU change would not be high on my list as a way to reduce temps.

If your research determines that you video card gaming temps are dangerously high, I would look somewhere other than the PSU:

changing video card fan
changing video card
improving overall case ventilation

You may have a poorly designed case with poor ventilation overall, but changing these things might not have a lot of effect on video card temps. The video card heatsink and fan are the most effective ways to change video card temps.

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20 Sep 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

As ignatzatsonic has said, replacing the PSU won't help lower the GPU temps. The best thing you can do to lower temps is try and find what's wrong with your GPU fans. 80-90C, even while gaming is crazily hot so you might need to replace the fan. You can also get fans for your whole system. Rosewill's and Noctua's and affordable and good quality brands.

If you still want to change the power supply, what are you willing to spend?
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 Will this PSU fit my Dell Studio XPS 8100?

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