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Hey guys I'm experiencing random stuttering/extreme slow downs. This event could happen when I'm playing a game, such as CSS or SC2, or simply loading a webpage. It's very hard to explain, but the computer seems to become suddenly at a standstill and the audio "crunches".

Are these symptoms a sign of a bad psu? I've reverted all of my settings back to stock, including gpu overclock.

I don't know if this is a related issue, but the power cable feels loose inside of the power socket on the back of the psu. You can slightly push the end of the power cable so it moves a fraction of a millimeter and the computer will shut off most likely. This is evident while the computer is off aswell, because you can see the current discharging when the led lit power button on the mobo goes off. Then to get a good connection again you have to finagle it until the power button on the mobo lights up, but then wait a few seconds to see if the current is just going to quickly discharge again.

God damn I don't want to have to RMA this thing and be without this comp for 2 weeks....
Edited by Kreeker - 8/18/11 at 6:10pm
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Kreeker,

I think you just troubleshot it youself. If you move the power cables a little and the system shuts down, I think that right there says it all.

I know you don't want to RMA the PSU but....

What if it indeed is the issue and then the PSU shorts out and causes a fire....
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Kreeker,

I think you just troubleshot it youself. If you move the power cables a little and the system shuts down, I think that right there says it all.

I know you don't want to RMA the PSU but....

What if it indeed is the issue and then the PSU shorts out and causes a fire....
I think you are probably right.

I wonder if a 520W raidmaxx psu would be able to hold me over for a few weeks? I doubt it.
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The stuttering "seems" to have stopped now that I am on stock clocks, but the lose power cable is still there.

Do you guys think this still warrants a RMA?
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You mean the power cable form the outlet to the PSU? Try the one off your monitor to the PSU and vice versa.
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You mean the power cable form the outlet to the PSU? Try the one off your monitor to the PSU and vice versa.
I tried a cable from old psu. Same thing.
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Anything you can tighten from outside the case? Like 2 screws on the female jack on the PSU? if there is nothing right there, it's RMA time.
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Im having the same issues, but I think mine has to do with my CPU not my PSU.
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