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post #11 of 22
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Got the new PSU in, PC is still throwing random BSODs. even tried to install a fresh windows installation on a separate drive and it still threw a 7f BSOD. so either it isn't giving the 4550 enough power or something got damaged. What do you guys think?
running memtest86 atm......
post #12 of 22
Im guessing its RAM related. From my experiences its usually the cause of BSODs.
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is it possible for Ram to be bad and still pass multiple memtest86 passes?
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I think the cheap psu may have damaged the motherboard. tried removing the gfx card, pc wouldn't post many times, and when it finally did, the integrated video signal is corrupted (lines of the screen are not staying in line with each other). seeing as the integrated gfx comes from the same chip that controls the ram, i think it went too far. what do you guys think?
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If I didn't know better, that Logisys knew it was dieing and tried to take your system with it
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post #16 of 22
Too high on the 3.3v can fry your system. If I am not mistaken I think 3.3 powers the memory but I am not too sure.

Anyways you could have gotten a much better PSU for about 50 bucks.
 
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post #17 of 22
Taking anything to a computer help desk / local computer shop, geeksquad is always a bad idea.

I fixed some guys computer (i7 920, 9800gt) that had a Logisy in it. (IBuyPower ftw) Guy said it exploded one day and computer wouldn't turn on again, replaced it with a decent OCZ I had laying around and I was surprised the Logisy didnt take out everything.
    
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post #18 of 22
I'd try to repair Windows first (or reinstall if possible). It's very possible that with so many problems on that machine recently, that you've corrupted Windows.

Next step would be RAM. Let it run Memtest overnight. If that passes, Prime95 Blend it (forcing all but 1GB of RAM usage by hitting Custom after you hit Blend, before you start). If it passes Prime95 for a good 8 hours, then I'd say its a Windows related problem, or a driver problem.

And you shouldn't have any sort of buyer's remorse with the EA380. That's a great PSU. Would handle that rig with a 4890 in it easily (or even say a 5850). It's seriously that good of a PSU.

EDIT:
Just saw that you just did reinstall Windows. Try reinstalling again, but use an older ATI driver (like 10.4 or 10.5). I know it sounds crazy, but it could be a bad driver for that card (I've heard a lot of horror stories lately about the most recent batches of AMD / ATI drivers).

If that doesn't do it, then we start diagnosing hardware one bit at a time, replacing what you can (with spare parts) and trying it out again.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 5/4/11 at 10:32pm
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post #19 of 22
4890 might push it slightly. 4850 for sure, probably a 4870. I ran a 4870 and a Core 2 Quad on an Earthwatts EA430 for a while.

Power equivalents of the 4870 would be the GTX560 and HD6870.
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4890 might push it slightly. 4850 for sure, probably a 4870. I ran a 4870 and a Core 2 Quad on an Earthwatts EA430 for a while.

Power equivalents of the 4870 would be the GTX560 and HD6870.
It would push it slightly yes. I was just reinforcing the fact that its a good unit is all.
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