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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A97evo
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A99Xevo
  • 49% (58)
    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
  • 31% (37)
    Asus Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt
  • 0% (1)
    Biostar TA-990FXE
  • 12% (15)
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7
  • 4% (5)
    MSI 990FXA-GD80
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post #9561 of 10171
Okay, I think I found out a reason for my failures. Noticed it before but thought it might be the sensors on the mobo not calibrated... 12V from the PSU is giving me 11.78V without load, and under load it can drop to 11.45V or so. It's late now to get my multimeter and check if the reported voltages are correct, but I got down and put my ear next to the PSU and I can hear it buzzing, it didn't do that before. It's a thermaltake 630W SE.

Speaking of the new options, yeah, you're mostly right, but the Sabertooth R2 had all those options and didn't get me into any trouble. With LLC on ultra it gave me just a small voltage bump, but never overheated, caused stability issues, undervolted etc. But we'll have to stop all of this CPU/Mobo discussing untill we see if the PSU is doing right. Before it did go to 11.9V but that was kind of normal, probably even within ATX standards, but half a volt is just too much. Also HWmonitor reported a minimum voltage of 3.5V on the 12V rail during a Firestrike run. Maybe the caps are busted., but 3.5V instead of 12V would deffinitely shut the system down.
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post #9562 of 10171
Thermaltake has a bad reputation and they only get worse after a few years. I switched from a Thermaltake 850 watt to a Seasonic 850 watt unit and noticed the difference right away. There is such a thing as clean and dirty power and these two brands show what it is. You will get a better running system with smoother power that isn't bouncing all over the place with a quality psu.
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post #9563 of 10171
Yeah... seems like buying the Aura instead of the R3 was a good choice, since there will be like 700EUR+ worth of components to get after a couple of months switching to a different platform and getting another PSU.

Btw, what did you notice when you got your seasonic?
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post #9564 of 10171
Please don't buy a psu due to brand. Buy a good product not a good brand name
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post #9565 of 10171
Yeah it doesn't have to be a Seasonic as there are other good brands out there. I just played it safe and payed a little more for the name.

What I noticed is that the 12v, 5v, and 3.3 v numbers don't change much. They aren't always running up and down but hardly move at all. That is called "clean" power. That should make life easier for the VRMs.
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post #9566 of 10171
even seasonic makes poor psus ( they are an oem, and will make what ever you want/ willing to pay for )
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post #9567 of 10171
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mega Man View Post

even seasonic makes poor psus ( they are an oem, and will make what ever you want/ willing to pay for )
i always pm shilka and ask for a recommendation...on this last one no one had tested this psu and its still hard to find a review for it...it does fine but i dont max it out either and i keep it cool which was one of the negatives shilka did in his writeup of this line of psus a year after i bought it smile.gif
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post #9568 of 10171
Seems like this was a false alarm. Daytime came, took my multimeter and measured voltages on molex since it's a single rail PSU. At 70W load, I get 12.06V, and under 400W load, I get 11.85-11.90V. So it's the mobo's 12V sensor that's causing the issues, not sure why it's fluctuating that much.

Any reason to return the mobo to the shop for that? I don't mind faulty 12V readings as long as they don't mess something else.
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post #9569 of 10171
Another thing I'd like to ask... Right now, I have a DS3P I don't use and a voltage leaking 8320 that takes 1.56V to be stable at 4.7GHz.

There are 8370E's on sale at the local shop. Considering it's the end of 2016, how smart would it be to sell the DS3P and the 8320 and get the 8370E?
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FX8320 Gigabyte DS3P GTX970 G1 HyperX Fury 1866MHz 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Drive 850 Evo 250GB Kingston V300 120GB Wdrive DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Nepton 240M Windows 8.1 LG 22EA53 Logitech G105 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Thermaltake SE 630W Cooler Master Storm Stryker CM Sentinel Advance 2 Cooler Master ControlRX 
Audio
XWave 5.1 100W 
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It's normal for the board to give out readings like that.

Is the 8320E bad to begin with? Getting an 8370E only means higher stock clocks and all. Overclockability is still a lottery.
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