Ok, well this is kind of a stupid question I'd imagine. But i just got my girlfriend a new vid card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814127286
. Which btw is about 15 bucks if you figure in the $50 game and $20 rebate. Anyhow when i slapped it in and booted it up it worked and everything, fan moving monitor working etc. But it gave off a funny smell. Not like burning/smoke really, more like ozone. Like when you get a can of spray and spray it upside down. She said it smelled like plastic, but that's how i'd describe it. It didn't overheat or anything, only got to 68C under a minor load. But the computer still smelled. I took it out and when she booted it back up with the onboard vid she said she still smelled it.
Now the odor is gone, but i'm thinking that her still smelling it maybe means we just overloaded the PSU and it wasn't really the video card after all?
First question is do they sometimes smell funny when nothing is really wrong? Kinda remember an odor when i put mine in but i was really paranoid about it anyway if you remember right
Second question is does a PSU smell funny if you overwork it? then correct itself if the load is taken away?