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If the computer is using more power, then maybe the fans need to be on full time. In that case you don't want to "fix" it. It is functioning as specified.
Tell us what else has changed with your computer. Hardware, software, usage, warmer room temperatures?
may have shorted fan only line
plugged in a case fan (with power on) to the fan only line. case fans are still running. no other hardware added
""plugged in a case fan (with power on) to the fan only line"".
On my Antec 430 the manual shows that fan only connector wiring and calls the hot wire 5 volts [it's on the 12v pin]. Called Antec they say that the voltage is actually a temperature controlled line, thus can run low up to 12 volts.
HOWEVER the Power Supply is providing the voltage to that connector. Your statement seems to imply that somehow you are feeding voltage into that connector. That ain't good.
I do not have the Antec supply here,
however the fan only connector should have female pins [the hot side of the connector is always female, unless voltage can come from both directions on some pins in a connector]. Thus it seems that if you plugged male pins into it, they would be male pins and should not have had voltage on them.
Shorting the fan only connection
may have zapped the voltage controller/sensor in the supply so you now get 12 volts all the time.
So nice if one owns a multimeter to check such things.
Download SpeedFan and check the system TEMPs
How long has it been since you checked the CPU HS for being clogged up with dust ?
Motherboard monitor says cpu is 127C
I don't think its right its a p4 2.6GHz
I turned on cpu temp monitoring in the CMOS to shutdown the system if it gets over 100c.
I'll try this SpeedFan
(NT) MBM is not the most reliable, in my experience
looks like the power supply has a problem
voltages look pretty close to nominal till you get to -12V it reads -1.75v & +5v reads +2.5v
looks like I need a new PS