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Best Buy is good for buying a PSU to test such things, and then returning it right after you confirm your test
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Sorry to but in, but after troubleshooting loads of PC's, Mobo's, CPU's, PSU's, etc. it sometimes pays to listen to your gut instinct - I also usually do this; when cannot find out or have a head banging moment, walk away from the problem for a few hours and the solutions(usually!) come to you...

But it is always good to test a Mobo out of the case (if you have the facility to do so safely), then you can rule out a short on the case or bad PSU - if however you get a dead CPU (not seen many unless bent pins on AMD or Water/Rust Damage, etc on Intel) or similar dead component you can usually find out if it is a bad Mobo by removing everthing (CPU, RAM, PCI-E, PCI Cards literally everything) except the Speaker, turn on (the one that connects to the FPP Header and creates the POST Bleeps)and if you get the POST bleeps, usually the Mobo is okay, if you get nothing it is possibly the Mobo....
Edited by addersnake - 5/13/11 at 12:06pm
    
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Originally Posted by racecar56 View Post
Wow. That goes to show the PSU can do super weird things sometimes, even when it seems that it isn't the problem! Have fun with a working PC!
Thx and will do! I've bee unable to work or record A single song for the past three weeks in between waiting for these boards to ship and returning the units lol. Ain't nothing like cranking ones studio monitors after being deprived of song for three weeks straight! But I'm glad I took that route as I would not have ended uP with that asrock board. I'm more excited with it than I was when the msi gd70's came out XD

Thx again everyone
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post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Phobos223 View Post
Best Buy is good for buying a PSU to test such things, and then returning it right after you confirm your test
Lol yes I often did the same with HDDs etc to get a bootable drive and then back everything up and resort my old drives...

But this PSU is actually quite nice I don't know if it's a new trend or not to have additional connections on the back of a PSU for pci-e and sata power connections. But despite the price tag and knowingly having taken it in the ass as far as the price goes, I think I'll keep this one around for now XD that and I don't wanna hop back into the car again >_< nit only do I hate driving but it's getting to be nasty weather out here soon
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If you were using the Sunbeam PSU listed in your system specs it's a wonder it ran at all. If their 750 is as bas as their 580watt it's an accident waiting to happen. The 580w can only put out 200 watts so using that as a base the 750 probably only put out about 250-260 watts.

And I'm just hoping that the Sunbeam isn't the new psu or you are just asking for trouble.
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Originally Posted by addersnake View Post
Sorry to but in, but after troubleshooting loads of PC's, Mobo's, CPU's, PSU's, etc. it sometimes pays to listen to your gut instinct - I also usually do this; when cannot find out or have a head banging moment, walk away from the problem for a few hours and the solutions(usually!) come to you...

But it is always good to test a Mobo out of the case (if you have the facility to do so safely), then you can rule out a short on the case or bad PSU - if however you get a dead CPU (not seen many unless bent pins on AMD or Water/Rust Damage, etc on Intel) or similar dead component you can usually find out if it is a bad Mobo by removing everthing (CPU, RAM, PCI-E, PCI Cards literally everything) except the Speaker, turn on (the one that connects to the FPP Header and creates the POST Bleeps)and if you get the POST bleeps, usually the Mobo is okay, if you get nothing it is possibly the Mobo....

Yup and np. That's what I had been hoping when testing this board along with the earlier boards. Three new boards that wouldn't post or give an error beep after purposely leaving the CPU or ram out is fishy at best >_<

I had suspicions of the PSU after receiving the gigabyte board, however I was too stubborn to order and wait on a new PSU thru the mail. Alls well now at least XD
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
If you were using the Sunbeam PSU listed in your system specs it's a wonder it ran at all. If their 750 is as bas as their 580watt it's an accident waiting to happen. The 580w can only put out 200 watts so using that as a base the 750 probably only put out about 250-260 watts.

And I'm just hoping that the Sunbeam isn't the new psu or you are just asking for trouble.
Good point, I did take note of all the reviews when I got it near a year ago, I guess I was one of the lucky few. This new one is a rocketfish 500w a brand I've never heard of and which may not be much better. I hope to order a new PSU to have it arrive next week and possibly return this one once it arrives. Any recommendations?
Edited by redoubt9000 - 5/13/11 at 2:41pm
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post #18 of 19
Go to the Recommended PSU FAQ here at OCN and pick on from it that fits into the size and price range you have. You should be fine with one of the 500-550 watt psus on that list.

RocketFish is one of Best Buy's house brands. The RF-550WPS 500watter is an fairly decent PSU. I'm not sure if that is the one you picked up, but here is the review on it.
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lol first time I heard a psu doing this. Normally those symptoms say cpu cpu cpu but just shows the tricks a faulty psu can play
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