Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Would upgrading my PSU fix my CPU temp issues?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Would upgrading my PSU fix my CPU temp issues?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi guys,
So i recently installed a 1TB internal HDD and i don't think my computer is liking it. I have a 500GB internal HDD as well as an external 1TB HDD along with my keyboard and my mouse, which is a Razer Naga.
Since I installed this new internal HDD i've been getting power issues, such as:
- if i have any performance enhancing settings turned on in my BIOS, and i have my External HDD plugged in, my computer doesn't boot(it may occasionally boot depending on whether it's plugged into USB3.0 or USB2.0) and if it does, my Razer Naga doesn't power on.
- Everything boots fine when i have no performance enhancers on in the BIOS, however, my Core temps have been about 10 degrees hotter since i installed the Internal HDD (anywhere from 55-72 based on CPU load)
- I haven't fully tested under what conditions this occurs, but if i have any performance enhancers on in the BIOS (Robust Graphics Booster, Performance Enhance) PLUS my external HDD my computer doesn't reboot, i have to manually shut down and turn on again.

I plan to get a new PSU within the next few months, looking at the Thermaltake ToughPower 775W XT (Newegg page link

I currently have the Antec TruePower TP 550 (550W) power supply (computer specs in signature) and it's clear that for me to have all these devices connected that i need a bigger PSU. My main question however is whether doing so will decrease my CPU temps and allow me to turn on certain BIOS features like the Robust Graphics Booster, Performance enhancer and even the CPU Intelligence Accelerator 2. In my mind, i would assume so. But i thought i'd just see what you guys think i should do. I have a low income (no job, LOL) so getting the money to upgrade parts takes time, however i plan to between the time i do a system upgrade and now get a new PSU, case and GPU (6970) so this PSU will be carried over to my next system. I am already aware that some of my temp issues are from my case being rather bad(poor air ventilation, smallish size and the fan setup could be better) I now have the side panel off as i assume since there is no good air flow in the first place that it would do no harm to have it off.
Also, would the large PSU wattage allow me to have a 6970 installed in my average computer rig and not cause the CPU to overheat? Keep in mind i will have upgraded the case by then as well.
post #2 of 10
Quote:
currently have the Antec TruePower TP 550 (550W) power supply (computer specs in signature) and it's clear that for me to have all these devices connected that i need a bigger PSU
Your system could actually run on a quality 400w. The TP 550 afaik is a quality unit and could probably handle 460's in SLI providing their ruinning on stock.

When an extermal USb hdd is usually connected during post it takes a little longer to post and then eventually boot.

What cpu cooling do you have?
it looks alive
(17 items)
 
Sandy Transformed
(69 photos)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K [5ghz 1.44v 24/7] Asus Maximus IV Extreme SLI GTX 460 @ 920/1840/4100 [1.11v] 4GB Dominator GT @ 2133mhz CL8 [1.65v] 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-M G2 80GB 3x Samsung F3 500GB RAID 0 EK Supreme HF Full Copper Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
LG42SL9500 42" 1080p [Surround Soon] XFX XXX Edition 650w Xigmatec Elysium JVC HA-RX700 [foam mod] 
  hide details  
Reply
it looks alive
(17 items)
 
Sandy Transformed
(69 photos)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K [5ghz 1.44v 24/7] Asus Maximus IV Extreme SLI GTX 460 @ 920/1840/4100 [1.11v] 4GB Dominator GT @ 2133mhz CL8 [1.65v] 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-M G2 80GB 3x Samsung F3 500GB RAID 0 EK Supreme HF Full Copper Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
LG42SL9500 42" 1080p [Surround Soon] XFX XXX Edition 650w Xigmatec Elysium JVC HA-RX700 [foam mod] 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 10
the unit you have is a quality unit. The thermaltake unit you are looking at isn't.
ShadowForge
(12 items)
 
Defiant
(14 items)
 
CarbonCat
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1405T (unlocked Athlon II X4 640T) ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ Asus ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5/V2 16 GB (4x4GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 CAS9 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Blue 250 2.5" Laptop Drive WD Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" Pioneer BDR-203 BluRay Burner Corsair H60 push 
OSOSMonitorPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 Ubuntu 11.10 Samsung 40" 60hz  ANTEC NEO ECO 520W 
CaseMouse
NZXT Gamma Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 - 2600k [5.0 1.42v] ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Sapphire HD6950 2gb Dirt 3 Edition 8GB G.Skill DDR3 2133 CAS11 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB G.Skill Sniper + 2x1TB Spinpoint F3 Raid0 Win 7 Pro x64 ASUS VW266H Razer Blackwidow 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X750 Gold Corsair Carbide 500R White G9 
  hide details  
Reply
ShadowForge
(12 items)
 
Defiant
(14 items)
 
CarbonCat
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1405T (unlocked Athlon II X4 640T) ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ Asus ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5/V2 16 GB (4x4GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 CAS9 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Blue 250 2.5" Laptop Drive WD Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" Pioneer BDR-203 BluRay Burner Corsair H60 push 
OSOSMonitorPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 Ubuntu 11.10 Samsung 40" 60hz  ANTEC NEO ECO 520W 
CaseMouse
NZXT Gamma Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 - 2600k [5.0 1.42v] ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Sapphire HD6950 2gb Dirt 3 Edition 8GB G.Skill DDR3 2133 CAS11 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB G.Skill Sniper + 2x1TB Spinpoint F3 Raid0 Win 7 Pro x64 ASUS VW266H Razer Blackwidow 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X750 Gold Corsair Carbide 500R White G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
Your system could actually run on a quality 400w. The TP 550 afaik is a quality unit and could probably handle 460's in SLI providing their ruinning on stock.

When an extermal USb hdd is usually connected during post it takes a little longer to post and then eventually boot.

What cpu cooling do you have?
The CPU cooler i have is the CM Hyper 212+ http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=12544

One suggestion my friend made, is that my issue may be that when i installed the CPU cooler, i applied too much Thermal paste, (It ozzed a bit out the sides and i had to take it off and wipe around the edges) Instead of there being a bit in the centre, there is thermal paste covering the whole square plate, not thickly, but it is a possibility it may be the cause of some issues.

The thing is, that the jump in temperature only came about after I installed the new HDD, played around in the BIOS, which resulted in me needing to reset it, and leave it at default settings and when i took the side panel off, which i doubt would increase the temperatures this much (Spose i should see how it goes with it back on).

P.S
It doesn't explain the issues with my computer starting up without my mouse powering on.
Edited by OReilly - 10/8/11 at 6:29pm
post #5 of 10
Reapply your thermal paste, if it came out the sides when you put the heatsink on then that's way and away too much paste.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
So how would i go about reapplying the thermal paste? As in, how would i go about removing it.
post #7 of 10
Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) works well to remove most paste. Use paper towels to wipe off most of it, then q-tips dipped in isopropyl to wipe away what's left until it's shiny.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) works well to remove most paste. Use paper towels to wipe off most of it, then q-tips dipped in isopropyl to wipe away what's left until it's shiny.
Ok thanks
So you think reapplying the thermal paste will fix my CPU temp issues and ultimately make all external devices power on properly on start up and allow me to reboot and have the BIOS performance enhancers that i had on before on again(Robust Graphics Booster, Performance Enhancer)?
So in other words, it's not a PSU issue, more so a heat issue in the CPU?
post #9 of 10
Probably heat, and for the other stuff reset your CMOS (please google it, don't ask).

It's almost certainly not your PSU.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Probably heat, and for the other stuff reset your CMOS (please google it, don't ask).

It's almost certainly not your PSU.
Yea, well after i messed around with my BIOS for a bit i ended up having to reset the CMOS so i'm already aware on how to do that anyway
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Power Supplies
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Would upgrading my PSU fix my CPU temp issues?