Originally Posted by Enigma8750
It could be the PSU.. the transformers are wrapped with a plastic cover and can cause a smell when heated.. Just run Speccy
and see what your temps are and don't worry about it if you don't see any problems..
What am I supposed to look at in Speccy?
I've gather these temperatures from HWMonitor (the CPUID one).
CPU idles at 30C and peaks at under 50C.
GPU idles at 40C and peaks around 70C (fermi, btw).
Mobo idles at 30C and peaks around 35-40C, I'm not exactly sure.
HDD operates at 30C.
I'd like to add that the scent isn't very strong. I only notice it if I put my nose about 2 inches above the top exhaust, but it still kind of worries me.
I looked inside the case and sniffed around, but I couldn't smell the scent. It seems the scent is being pushed out of the case by my exhaust fans.
One more question: My RAM should be okay at 1.68v right? (I set it to 1.64v in BIOS, but HWMonitor reads it as 1.68v so I'm not sure which to go by so I'll go with the higher voltage just to be safe).
Thanks again.Edited by AverageGai - 8/14/10 at 6:10pm