well, i geuss i can still send it back, the power supply still runs alot hotter than my thermaltake 430 watt psu. another thing i noted was that my voltages all stayed the same as my 430 watt, 12 volt at idle says 11.25, and dips to 11.13 under load, my core voltages also flucaate quite bad from 1.39 to 1.31 no load, 5 volt is at 5.08 constant and the I/O is at 3.41. i have tried three differnt psu's will the exact voltages, infact the thermatake, only droped the cpu to 1.31 under load, not idle.
Please note my computer had a quite the nasty a while back, when i had a 300 watt psu, went to a 350, no change, 430 no change, and then to this 500 watt psu, and still no positive change, do you think i should go out and buy a new mobo? the computer runs but i get some wierd performance in bf2 since it fell. sorry for the comfusing writing.