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I have just discovered my power supply fan has stopped working. I have been fighting crashes, random reboots and recently shutdowns. Is a overheated power supply possibly the cause of it all? I had to remove a stick of memory just to get it to run.
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I have just discovered my power supply fan has stopped working. I have been fighting crashes, random reboots and recently shutdowns. Is a overheated power supply possibly the cause of it all? I had to remove a stick of memory just to get it to run.

If the fan on the PSU is broken, RMA the unit.
As for the RAM, I'd say the stick of RAM could be defective and also requires an RMA.
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Thank you
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The RAM may be OK but the system may have gotten so hot (or the voltages so out of whack) that it couldn't stand the signal loading of more than one module at a time. I wouldn't worry about damage because RAM chips are rated to withstand 95 Celcius, and if the modules weren't factory overclocked they'd even operate reliably at that temperature, at least if the refresh rate was doubled over its normal rate, which is good for up to 85C.
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Thank you. I am starting to look for a power supply. This one is 8 years old so I really can not complain. Thinking about trying to squeeze in a motherboard upgrade as we'll if I can find something that can accommodate the CPU in my signature and have a worthwhile up to it. Thank you veryuch again
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Ocz 650watt ZT modulart Antec p 180 
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500GB WESTERN DIGITAL Coolermaster Hyper Evo 212 WIN 7 HOME PREMIUM 20 INCH ACER G205H 
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Ocz 650watt ZT modulart Antec p 180 
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