|I need a solution to an overheating problem. |
3.0Ghz Phenom II
XFX GTS250 512MB
ASUS M2N68-VM Board
OCZ 600W PSU
PSU fan draws air in at the back and blasts it
downwards inside the case.
Small fan on the back pulls air out the case.
The PC boots at about 35 degrees C, if I leave
the side of the case on it will rise within about
half an hour to the 50s. When it's under strain
with the side ON the hottest I've seen it get to
was about 72 (10 above the recommended
maximum for my PCU). This is why when I'm
gaming I keep the side off, then it gets to
about a maximum of 55. The whole tower gets quite hot when I leave the case intact which indicates a build up of hot air, either the PSU is not drawing in enough or the little fan is not removing it quickly enough.
The cooler on the CPU is the stock heat-sink
and fan that came with it.
What do you guys suggest I do, preferably on
a budget as I'm out of work currently.