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Hello,

My Corsair 850 TX v2 PSU gets so hot, it burns my fingers if I press them against it. I checked the fan and it is working. Also, the airflow is not too bad. It is on the bottom of the case, and is in a separate compartment all together with a 120mm fan right in front of it. Is this normal?

It usually stays cool until I play games that require most of my CPU/GPU power. I am running a SLI with 2x GTX460's that each require x2 4 pin power connectors.
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post #2 of 10
dont worry too much,if your case has a bottom vent, flip your psu so it intakes cold air, youll be fine
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post #3 of 10
Is it dusty, dirty, able to exhaust air well ? I can't find any issues anywhere about overheating
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post #4 of 10
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Thanks guys. There isnt a top or bottom vent directly to the outside of the case. I have the inside fan pointing downwards where cool are is being pushed from the fan in front of the PSU. It exhausts to the outside out the back of course. I have not had any issues, and to be honest I have never touched it until yesterday... but just wanted to make sure that it was semi normal.
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post #5 of 10
Don't worry, when the PSU really is getting too hot, you'll know.
    
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post
dont worry too much,if your case has a bottom vent, flip your psu so it intakes cold air, youll be fine
yeah, do this.

If your really worried though contact corsair and try and get a replacement
 
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post #7 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Don't worry, when the PSU really is getting too hot, you'll know.
hah, kind of what I did not want to find out.
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post #8 of 10
Should be fine, but mine has never gotten hot enough to where it actually burned me. Is it clean?
post #9 of 10
The problem with a hot PSU is it will heat up all the other components that are attatched to it VIA the wires,

Heat travels and as wire is an electrical conductor its also a good way to carry heat to components,

Have you tried unscrewing the PSU and sitting it on its side to see if that aids in cooling it just with its own fan ?
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wr3ckin_Cr3w View Post
Should be fine, but mine has never gotten hot enough to where it actually burned me. Is it clean?
Yep, it is a month old. inside of CASE is very clean... front uses filters and what not.
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