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    i have a geforce 4 ti 4400 and an amd anthalon xp 1800 based system... i'm using a ECS K7S5A mobo that i've heard has power issues.. mainly that it freezes if the power supply isn't strong or good enough.. anyways... i only have a 300w psu and was wondering if you guys think that i need extra case fans to cool my system.. i am only using the one case fan that it came with... also how much of a drain will they be on my psu.. would i need to upgrade that as well... thanks for the info...

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    Extra fans will never hurt. And as to how much of a drain it will be on your system, well... that depends on the fan. If you look around, you'll be able to see what kind of wattage it will draw from the PSU. To start you off in your research, here is the address to Delta: http://www.deltaww.com/

    As for your current PSU, if you start to have issues, then replace it. Some 300 watt units are built very well and can take the extra workload. Others can't.

    Good luck. :)
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    Quite a few ppl's problems have been fixed by fitting chipset coolers to them. Aparently it's held on by frag tape, but then there's no guarantee that it will work as I've had no issues there, only the PSU when used with and Athlon, but many others have also been having problems with boards using 2 sticks of memory plus a lot of bad BIOS flashes as well. :(
    I think they really rushed this board out to stick to a timetable.
    Over at OCWorkbench forums they have a divided forum dedicted to this board and you could drop the whole TT Forums into it and it will probably rattle still. Oh and that's divided into last years threads and this years. :eek:
    Mind you they don't have too much trouble with Durons in them and 1 good stick of ram. :smokin:
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    i haven't had any problems with mine, my friend has though. but i was just wondering if adding extra case fans would cause problems... coz my system seems to be running hot..

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    if i were you..i wouldn't even ..bother with with fans..just open your panel that the way i have mine and works just fine just every once in a while blow it with some endust (compressed air) my new 'puter with have five fans three exhaust and two intakes but that alreay becuase i got it with it... Just open i have no trouble and mine runs cool....any ways Peace! : peace2:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Quite a few ppl's problems have been fixed by fitting chipset coolers to them. Aparently it's held on by frag tape,
    Yeah, and it doesn't have a fan either...So it'd be a sound suggestion to put an active chipset cooler on just incase. And if you plan on FSB overclocking, it may even help there too. :thumb:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaco
    if i were you..i wouldn't even ..bother with with fans..just open your panel that the way i have mine and works just fine just every once in a while blow it with some endust (compressed air) my new 'puter with have five fans three exhaust and two intakes but that alreay becuase i got it with it... Just open i have no trouble and mine runs cool....any ways Peace! : peace2:
    That's not the best way to do it. If you have a decent fan setup in your case, then you can easily get better temps than with the side open.

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    I agree with you all the .100% that is why i am getting a decent fan setup in my new case. This case i have now is no good when it comes to fans (why becuase there is no space for 'em). I am running a P3 933 HSF thats it...and right now i am having no trouble with it YET. I understand tho why he should go with fans; but, if money or anything else is an issue i would run it with out the panel...i think its better than having closed without fans...don;t you think? Anyhow : peace2: He can also have an issue with ribbons in the way and resrtciting air flow.
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    If your temps go down dramatically with the case open then there is a need to do something about ya air circulation in ya case. A couple of holes cut into the side panel plus a couple of well positioned fans and grills is pretty easy to do. :smokin:
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    okay.. thanks for all of the advice... um... one question is what is the normal temperature for my system to be running at...

    amd anthalon xp 1800
    512 mb ddr ram
    gf4 ti4400

    and how can i check from windows xp


    really i'm just going by touch.. it seems pretty hot to me.. much hotter than my old one...

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