New PSU for Pentium 4

August 2, 2011 at 19:31:54
Specs: Xp, P4 3.0ghz HT/2.0gb
Hi guys, I have a pc spec as follows :-

P4 3.0Ghz HT (Prescott)
MSI MS-7104 Ver-3 motherboard
2GB DDR1 PC3200 ram
160GB IDE Harddisk
256MB Nvidia Geforce 6200 AGP
Operating in Window XP SP3

Just one question: I need to upgrade my psu and my choice is cooler master elite power 400W. The problem is the psu side fan is facing each other with my cpu fan. Just wondering
if this orientation is possible. Any reply is appreciated. Thanx.

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August 2, 2011 at 20:41:20
Why do you need to upgrade your PSU? What make/model/wattage do you currently have? No offense, but your system isn't anything special & certainly doesn't need a high wattage PSU. That being said, the Cooler Master Elite 400W isn't a very good unit. You can do better. Here's the last page of a review:

How about this Rosewill 430W PSU for just $30 after using the Promo Code? It has much better specs & is up to 85% efficient:

As for the fan orientation, you didn't state which type of case you have - desktop or tower? Assuming it's a tower with the PSU mounted on top, that's ideal. The PSU fan should sit directly above the CPU, sucking in the hot air & exhausting out the rear of the case. Additional case cooling fans probably aren't needed, but if you have one, it should be mounted in the rear as an additional exhaust fan. Front intake fans are unnecessary & side panel fans should not be used.

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August 2, 2011 at 21:27:53
the case is the tower type but the mounting orientation of psu is such the way that the psu fan is face to face with the cpu fan. Wondering if it is alright or not. Based on the reply by mickliq, the psu fan is directly perpendicular with the cpu fan, am i right?

Just one more question, is it alright if the temp of cpu is 55C-58C when ideal and 65C-68C when full loading?

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August 13, 2011 at 08:45:39
its a prescott so 55 to 58 idle is pretty normal

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