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Something I Have Never Done Before

WELL WELL, here I sit broken hearted

if you have been reading I put into my new system an antec 650W PSU.

Everything was going swimmingly, I tested my system and I let it sit for a bit while I got used to the feel and explored!

Yesterday, I decided that I would try to reach the almighty 4GHz mark. after doing a little research and testing the waters, it seemed to be going well, upped the multiplier and the bus speed, to a nice 3.8, started stability testing it, and found it to be running alright but had some crashes, so I push the voltage a little to gain the needed stability. That in turn of course started the Temps on the rise. Being that it was 30+ in my room, I couldn't get it stable under 60C ....

I read a little this morning and found that there is a common issue with the NB on crosshair IV with high temps, and I hadn't replaced the stock TIM, so I reset to defaults and restarted, temps were back down, and I logged them.

I then proceeded to take my new computer apart, replaced the TIM with MX-2 and took a look at the heat pipe for NB/SB/Mosfets, decided I couldn't really do anything about it today (don't have a file) put it all back together, and fired her up.

NOTHING.....................
no post, nothing.
checked, checked twice, and checked again.
nothing...........

put a PC speaker on.

NOTHING>...........

let sit for a bit....

checked again....

this time LIFE!!!!!, but not windows.... tried DVD, fail...
tried Ubuntu live... fail...
took the computer apart, and laid it out on my desk (thinking something was shorting against the case...)

LIFE and an OS... booted into windows, reset the bios, booted into windows, checked temps.... everything nominal....

placed it back into the case...

NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

difference was, the OCZ 600W on the desk, vs Antec 650W in the case..

hooked up OCZ while in the case.... LIFE again..

can't say I have EVER burnt a PSU before.. but it was FUN.....

for all of those who while helping me buy the computer said that 600-700W would be good, I CAN"T WAIT UNTIL I can buy my 1200W and give it a whirl..

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