Yeah, the subject should say it all, but I will elaborate. It seems that after I leave my computer on for successive nights, I will be awakened by a crackling noise coming from where my power cord is plugged into the back of my computer. When it first happened, reseating the power cord more snuggly in the back made it stop, but since then, the cord just doesn't sit snuggly enough for long enough it seems. I like to leave my computer on overnight so I can download things so it is a bit annoying to be disturbed in the middle of the night because of this crackling and it is VERY annoying. I am pretty sure there is some correlation with my computer "feeling" hot (where the power supply is) and the crackling. But it bothers me that it should get heated during the night when there is minimal activity. Maybe the downloading is bogging it down, yeah, that's probably it. Just can't win! Or can I? Anyone have any suggestions or ever experience this before? Keep in mind that I am a poor college boy who cannot afford expensive heat sinks and fans and such or new elaborate cases. I am running an AthlonXP 1700+ with ECS mobo and whatever generic fan the dude who sold my case gave me. I am guessing I need a better one, but yo no tengo dinero. Thanks in advance for the help.