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PSU Smell?

post #1 of 9
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Testing out some cheap parts under stress and when overclocked to around 3.4ghz there is a funny smell from the PSU.

It goes away when I reduce overclock to 3ghz.

Im guessing its too much stress on the little power supply?

Parts involved

$20 PSU 350W
Q6600 @ 3.4ghz
Gigabyte GA965P-DS3
post #2 of 9
WOW

get a better psu... if that psu dies it will take something with it.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
its just a crappy one for Folding I put together yesterday and very cheap,I think it will run ok at 3ghz for awhile.
post #4 of 9
Haha $20 350w, I'm surprised it doesn't simply reset.
post #5 of 9
What kind of smell? Potpourri? Or is it more like burnt electronics?
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post #6 of 9
I'm with everyone else, cog. Get a little bit better PSU. Even for a folding rig I wouldn't go that cheap. Besides, I'm sure you have the money. Unless you wasted it all on your "Crysis" rig.
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post #7 of 9
Get a better PSU. Also i thought clock speed made no real difference on folding?
post #8 of 9
Pump a little Fabreeze in there, it'll be fine.
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post #9 of 9
It's perfectly normal and healthy for the rig for it to smell when you increase the volts.

Come on, you know the answer to that.
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