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post #1 of 15
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hi guys,

can someone tell me how do i know if everything is good with my psu ?

its running a bit hotter than it was a few month's ago but the room tempetature is always been the same...

normal temps gaming were 55ºC and now are about 65ºC

(by psu temps i mean vrm temps which i think are related)
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Why do you write "month's"?? Really, why?..

Anyhow, PSU and VRM temps are unrelated smile.gif You're perfectly fine (unless the PSU shows Other signs of problems).
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post #3 of 15
remove the psu unplug it,open it!dont touch inside just dust it off with can of compressed air!reassemble!
post #4 of 15
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also this week after removing a HD for some time (5 min) the power button was unresponsive.... very creepy
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by phileps View Post

hi guys,
can someone tell me how do i know if everything is good with my psu ?
its running a bit hotter than it was a few month's ago but the room tempetature is always been the same...
normal temps gaming were 55ºC and now are about 65ºC
(by psu temps i mean vrm temps which i think are related)

The VRM temps have nothing to do with the PSU temps. or lifespan. A good quality PSU may outlive several PCs and people. A cheap quality PSU may die in 6-12 months. It's not easy to predict the lifespan of a PSU but a quality PSU has the advantage.

Cleaning you PC fans might lower the VRM temps. but cleaning the PSU which can be dangerous due to high voltage stored in capicitors... is not likely to change the VRM temps. at all.
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by drbaltazar View Post

remove the psu unplug it,open it!dont touch inside just dust it off with can of compressed air!reassemble!

OP, don't do that. The temps that you're looking at (VRM) have nothing to do with the PSU!
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post

Why do you write "month's"?? Really, why?..

sorry my native language isn't english wink.gif
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Originally Posted by drbaltazar View Post

remove the psu unplug it,open it!dont touch inside just dust it off with can of compressed air!reassemble!

lets see if solves it thumb.gif

thank you both wink.gif
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by AMD4ME View Post

The VRM temps have nothing to do with the PSU temps. or lifespan. A good quality PSU may outlive several PCs and people. A cheap quality PSU may die in 6-12 months. It's not easy to predict the lifespan of a PSU but a quality PSU has the advantage.
Cleaning you PC fans might lower the VRM temps. but cleaning the PSU which can be dangerous due to high voltage stored in capicitors... is not likely to change the VRM temps. at all.

ok im not opening it thanks for the advice

i clean my rig every 6 months and the last time was 1 month ago

so what are vrm temps ?
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post #9 of 15
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what about this:
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Originally Posted by phileps View Post

also this week after removing a HD for some time (5 min) the power button was unresponsive.... very creepy
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by phileps View Post

ok im not opening it thanks for the advice
i clean my rig every 6 months and the last time was 1 month ago
so what are vrm temps ?

The temp of this:

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Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
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