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fuware

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with a 400watt power supply, do i need to add a blowhole?
« on: February 01, 2003, 09:06:55 AM »

hey,

I'm upgrading to a 400watt power supply, and since I've never had one like that before, I don't know if it will generate alot of heat.  It's got duel fans on it, but is it going to heat up?  stupid question i know, but i'd feel like a bigger ass if i ended up damaging my comp because i didn't ask.
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Matt_T_Bratt

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with a 400watt power supply, do i need to add a blowhole?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2003, 09:21:34 AM »

They all heat up...it's an electronic device.  I think I read on here last night that it was the 2nd biggest heat source inside of a computer.  But damage a computer? No, it's not going to produce any noticeable difference in heat from your last one.  It might even cool your temps slightly because of the two fans helping to pull the air across the PSU and out.
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with a 400watt power supply, do i need to add a blowhole?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2003, 01:30:05 PM »

second? it's the biggest atually!
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with a 400watt power supply, do i need to add a blowhole?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2003, 08:07:44 PM »

really?  I didnt think there was enough resistance in the PSU to generate as much heat as a CPU HSF.  maybe around the temp of a midlevel AGP card, but thats it...
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with a 400watt power supply, do i need to add a blowhole?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2003, 04:52:47 AM »

well mine goes to 81C its defo the hottest part of my system!!
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