Power Supply (PSU) Temperature problem

By Salt
Aug 24, 2008
  1. I have just recently built a brand new computer and I really don't know if this is a bad thing but I know that this is VERY hot! My PSU is running at 125-128 degrees celcius. Which translates to 257-262 degrees fahrenheit. That seems dangerously hot!

    This is a picture of my PC Wizard 2008 info.


    If this helps at all, I will list my system parts.

    -MSI P43 Neo3-F LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    -Geforce FX 5500 128mb video card

    -SIGMA Power Engine SP-535 535W ATX12V V2.01 NVIDIA SLI Ready ATI CrossFire Ready Power Supply

    -Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor

    -CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    -Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    I wouldn't trust only PC Wizard. Use another program like Speedfan or SiSoft Sandra.
    Ultimately, I only trust my BIOS to report accurate temperatures. That being said, if you can touch your PSU without getting burnt, you can know that PC Wizard's reporting a bogus value.
    No PSU can stand a temperature above 100C.
  3. Salt

    Salt TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 43


    Thanks for your advice. I reached in and actually felt the PSU and it is cold.
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