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55w pelt for a duron 800? PSU questions too!

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May 15, 2001
will a 55w pelt cool a duron 800 to temps of UNDER 30c under full load? (or very close) Looking for around 10c or so at idle...coolder is not a problem.

Also......could someone with REAL KNOWLEDGE of PSU's explain to me what all this means? Here is what the stickers say on the side of my PSU...:

Oh screw it, I need I new PSU....so If I get a 400w PSU, would that be enough to power the pelt (55w) and the rest of my system? Please keep in mind I am not a Fan junkie...... I am planning on getting at least one fan in the rear of my case, because there is a slot for one. Last question.....Like I said, there is a place for a fan in the rear of my case, but how can I tell what size fan will "fit" all the screw holes, etcc..etc... Yes it is an ATX case. Thanks.....HELP ME


Mysteriously Changing Senior
Dec 19, 2000
In Thelemac's Basement Eating the Chickens
A 55 watt pelt won't be even close to cooling any duron below 30c. A 55 watt pelt would probably be worse than just aircooling. You need something like a 156-172 watt peltier and water cooling to get 30c or under. If you are using a peltier it is recommended that you use an external psu or wire up a second one in your case.