power supply

  pete. 19:40 04 Aug 08

hi my computer went dead last night the power supply went faulty i had a shop change it works fine but at the back were the fan is it feels quit hot is this normal cheers pete.

  citadel 19:53 04 Aug 08

the psu expels hot air from inside the case, psu's vary in quality, a expensive psu with quality components will be 80% + efficient so wasting less electicity and will be cooler.

  Technotiger 19:56 04 Aug 08

It is normal for that area to feel warm due to warm air from inside the case, being blown out through the grill. It should not really feel hot though. Make sure that the case is well ventilated all-round the outside, above and below as well. Also make sure that all vents front and rear are clean and clear of dust/fluff etc.

The shop which changed your PSU should have made sure all was clean inside the case, especially on and around the fans.

  pete. 20:34 04 Aug 08

does it make any difference if its desk top or tower case.

  Technotiger 20:36 04 Aug 08

I was assuming you had a Tower case, but a desktop is very similar anyway.

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