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I have a Corsair TX750 and whenever I game, the power supply fan cranks up and it gets quite loud. Is it overheating or what? Even when the room is relatively cold, it gets loud.

Im running:

Core i7 930 (4.44Ghz)
Geforce GTX 480 hydro copper
Geforce 8800GT for physX

Is my PSU not enough for this setup?
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post #2 of 18
It is enough and no it more than likely isn't "over" heating. It more than likely is just getting a good work out and the fan is going to automatically increase in speed to make sure that everything stays cool.
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post #4 of 18
Yea that's alot of power there but don't worry about it that psu can totally handle it but if the noise bugs u u may want to get a higher wattage
    
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post #5 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBigC;12016345 
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So my system is pulling 742 watts out of the 750 watt power supply?
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post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timechange01;12016629 
So my system is pulling 742 watts out of the 750 watt power supply?

No, it most definitely isn't using that much power, but between the GTX 480, the high overclock on your CPU, the 8800GT and your loop, it's a pretty high load. While gaming though... I wouldn't think you're drawing more than 500-550W.
post #7 of 18
He's a fair bit higher then 500-550w, I'd guess around 600-700w.
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Originally Posted by Eagle1337;12017060 
He's a fair bit higher then 500-550w, I'd guess around 600-700w.

No... CPU won't be drawing more than about 150W, GTX480 pulls around 300W, 8800GT in PhysX will draw around 50W, and everything else is around 50W. That's 550W.
post #9 of 18
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Ive noticed my PSU gets loud and the fan cranks up whenever I play graphic demanding games like Metro 2033 even in a very cold room. All my components are water cooled by the way.

But when I play less graphic demanding games like Mass Effect 2, the fan never cranks up. So basically any game that has high GPU usage, makes my power supply very loud
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post #10 of 18
Sure it isn't your GPU fans?
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