Copy. Thanks for the words.
It's a stock HP I bought 6 yrs ago (hard to believe). Specs from HP site
It did just fine as a home theater PC and playing MS Flight Sim 2004. The 8500GT GPU died recently. Otherwise I haven't had a hint of a problem and haven't spent any $ on this system. So I just put $40 into an e8600 as an upgrade and thought that would go good with a GTS450 I also picked up similar.
What I forgot to consider was the CPU fan remove and replace.
Anyway. This review
said "is ENERGY STAR qualified and features an 80 PLUS power supply". This article
said "When under a heavy CineBench rendering load, the a6460t averaged at about 101W to 102W of power consumption." I think that was with a Q9300, 2gb memory, and a 8400 GeForce GPU.
So I was hoping it's going to survive a little longer. But I'm not adverse to spending say $50-100 on a PSU that I can use in my next system if needed. Even if I have to get a Noctua CPU fan that can go to the next system i guess that's cool too.
But we need to get a new AC system in the house so we are saving $ for that.
Maybe when I get home on the 22nd I can tell by the data on the PSU itself. I might get the kid to look this week and post what it says on the PSU>