Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:41 PM
Just because the case is well ventilated does not mean its not a heating issue, have you checked your temps to make sure its not overheating? For example, if the video card draws more power then the PSU can handle, the PSU will put out 3 times more heat then normal trying to keep up-and heat up the rest of the system. and what do you mean by left in the open-as in its not in a confined space, or is the panel open? often times, leaving the side panel open can cause more problems then it helps.
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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