I bought a new graphics card during the week. At the same time I bought a new PSU. The original one that came with the pc 4 months ago was 300w and the new one was a 500w.
Everything has been fine all week until yesterday when I ran a HDD health check from floppy. About half way through the drive test a siren started to go off which I presume was the CPU temperature limit thingy that I've set in the bios to go off if it reaches a certain temp. I turned the PC off straight away. The side of the case was really quite warm too (hot!)
I put the 300w PSU back and ran it again - test finnished and no problems at all.
So........ what do I do now? I'll be taking the psu back and getting a refund but do I stick with the original 300w or buy a decent PSU?
All advice gratefully appreciated
The original 300w is a Seasonic and the new 500w was a qtec if thats of any help
qtec are very cheap steer clear of these when buying a new one. I bought a “COLORit” made by Mercury a re-Badged one Big fan on the inside of the comp on the PSU sucking in air onto the PSU from the Computer innards It's a very quiet PSU as with the Big Fan it runs slower but blows more air Fan about 130mm= 5ins. Cost from a Computer Fair £25 500Watt
If you want a silent PSU have a look at this site, click here;jsessionid=1540a68bab2f490/shopdata/0010_SilenX+iXtrema+Pro+Series/product_overview.shopscript now these are silent, I've just fitted a 450watt psu from them in place of the Q-Tec I had and now the loudest thing in my P/C is the hard drive.