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Thread: One HOT Ace-865v!!!!

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    One HOT Ace-865v!!!!

    Guys,

    Finally putting the finishing touches on my Plexi Carputor and just got the 856v to work properly on my ATX Motherboard (finally). Anyways - fired it up yesterday to test the mobo and everything seemed fine. I shut it down after approx 2 minutes running and the Ace-865v was hot! Almost too hot to touch.

    Anyone using an 865v and finding out they're running hot? I am being forced to look at other cooling options specifically for the P/S rather than generically cooling the case itself.

    Hardware rundown: PII350, 40Gb, GeForce 2MX, SB PCI128, Dlink Wireless NIC, IrMan, the CPU fan and Geforce fan run off of the 865v - the other two fans run direct off the battery.

    I haven't metered the current draw on the 865v yet, I probably should have.

    Let me know any POV.
    Thanks.
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    Chkdsk
    Shuttle ST62K, 80Gb, MediaEngine, Irman, Wireless NIC, Win2K, Blah Blah Blah...

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    Smile

    Actually - I may have answered my own question. I threw a meter on the PS to check the current and I was waaaaay over the 65W limit, I was drawing almost 8a through this little puppy.

    I had to start unplugging components until I narrowed it down - the PII CPU was the culprit. I swapped it out for a Celeron 300 and it runs perfect at 4.8 to 5 amps and the PS is nice and cool.

    Good thing I didn't bake it...

    Sorry to waste the bandwidth but I am one happy camper!
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    Chkdsk
    Shuttle ST62K, 80Gb, MediaEngine, Irman, Wireless NIC, Win2K, Blah Blah Blah...

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    The heatsink on the 865 isn't very good. It's great at absorbing heat, but terrible at radiating it. So long periods of operation will cause it to run nice and toasty. A small power supply fan blowing accross it does wonders.
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