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post #41 of 46
It's definitely your PSU. I'm no expert but these numbers alone look extremely wrong, that unit seems to be around 400W for nowadays standards.
It's most likely an ancient PSU made for old hardware that runs off 5V, dump it along with your new Apevia junk and buy something reliable.
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lol appreciate honesty.ill cancel psu purchase.hasnt been shipped yet.Thats what i like,honest opinions even if its junk.i guess these forums are more reliable than a bestbuy or circuit city representative or authorized dealer.being computer tech certified i guess my skills went down the sewage
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has fan sensor control also.
Yeah, I wanted to see a digital photo, because sometimes there is an underwriters number that will tell you who really made the power supply.

It looks a lot like a Tagen Power Jet, AKA Athenatech, AKA whatever. Those catch on fire dude. Get rid.
    
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i got rid of it already.About cooling Crossfire,i bought a few cooling solutions to maintain temp lower then i mentioned.Havent tried it yet.The one i ordered from newegg(PSU) i got rid of it and cancelled but i know ill get something better.i just want to run CFX smoothly since i have a 22inch Monitor and one gfx wont cut it(for me at least). Plan on adding some fans and i was also wondering since i never had the chance to use it and its about a PCI Blower(to remove heat from computer,takes 1 pci slot).Are they reliable?
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i got rid of it already.About cooling Crossfire,i bought a few cooling solutions to maintain temp lower then i mentioned.Havent tried it yet.The one i ordered from newegg(PSU) i got rid of it and cancelled but i know ill get something better.i just want to run CFX smoothly since i have a 22inch Monitor and one gfx wont cut it(for me at least). Plan on adding some fans and i was also wondering since i never had the chance to use it and its about a PCI Blower(to remove heat from computer,takes 1 pci slot).Are they reliable?
yeah i had one of those PCI fan card things, they do alright ay.

if you're gonna cool crossfire, depending on your case and mobo the only real option is watercooling. most air blocks these days take 3-4 pci slots so unless you have a pci-e x16 slot at the top and bottom of your board, aftermarket aircooling might not be an option.
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post #46 of 46
Please, shell out and get something from this list:
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
These extra $$$ will pay for themselves in no time.

Anything from this list at right wattage will last you A VERY LONG time. Let's take Corsair PSUs for example (which are mostly rebrands from top notch OEMs), they carry a 7 year warranty so the chances are you might use it to power not only your current, but also future rig.

You can skimp on basically anything but PSU, and in worst case it just won't work, by going cheapo on PSU you risk losing your entire computer.
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