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post #1 of 18
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Heard a loud pop while playing a game opened up the pc and it was very hot. Wouldn't power back on. Unplugged everything from the power supply except the mother board and still no power. So I took everything out and I believe the power supply has a smell to it. Is there a way to make sure it's the power supply stopping my PC from turning on before I order a new one tonight? Also how many watts should I really have. After using this calculator http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine it says minimum 680w recommended 730w. Mine is 700w could this have been a problem?

My Specs:
Windows 8 Developer Copy
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced
Motherboard: Asus M4N98TD Evo
Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz
Ram: G.Skill Flare 4GB (2 x 2GB)DDR3 w/ Fans
Power Supply: Apevia ATX-AQ700W-BK (700W)
Video Cards: X2 GeForce GTX 460 Hawk w/ Twin Frozr II (SLI)
1 DVD Burner
1 Bluray Burner
1 Front Bay Card Reader
Fans: 1x80mm Regular, 4x120mm LED, 3x250mm LED
3 USB Devices (Not including Keyboard and Mouse)

Please if you need more info let me know. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Additional Info -
Video cards were running 29c idle 54c under load
Processor was running 48c idle 69c under load
Video cards were overclocked to:
925 GPU/1850 Memory/1800 Shader Core V+100
Out of box they were:
780 GPU/1560 Memory/1800 Shader Core V+0
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post #2 of 18
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-...upply-psu.html

try this out.
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post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by 40.oz to freedom View Post
I dont have the balls to do this
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Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM ASUS 12X BD-R 8MB Cache SATA Bluray Burner Windows 8 developer preview Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard w/ LCD Display 
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Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM ASUS 12X BD-R 8MB Cache SATA Bluray Burner Windows 8 developer preview Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard w/ LCD Display 
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post #4 of 18
Ive done it to test a couple of units. It is really not that dangerous at all if your smart about it. The other option is to buy a psu tester.
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by jayquik03 View Post
I dont have the balls to do this
There's no 'balls' involved.

No power flows through the paper clip. You'd be a fool not to.
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post #6 of 18
It was your PSU. It's a low quality and likely overrated unit. A decent 650W unit would handle it with no problem. You could even use a 550W PSU or thereabouts. Wattage wasn't the problem. Well it sort of was; that wasn't an actual 700W unit, nor a good one. It broke under stress. Check this thread for some good options.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Princess Garnet View Post
It was your PSU. It's a low quality and likely overrated unit. A decent 650W unit at most would handle it with no problem. You could even use a 5500W PSU or thereabouts. Check this thread for some good options.
Yes, i've been reading that this PSU is very over rated. I guess that's what happens when you go cheap. I'll check that link now. Also to the other people As soon as I wake up in the AM i'll check the power supply with that method, Your right if there is the slightest chance it's not the power supply I want to know before I buy a new one. I am pretty sure it's the power supply now though.

EDIT: Do you feel a 650-700 bronze 80 rated psu would handle my sli cards overclocked like that?
Edited by jayquik03 - 10/11/11 at 11:39pm
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM ASUS 12X BD-R 8MB Cache SATA Bluray Burner Windows 8 developer preview Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard w/ LCD Display 
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Thermaltake TR2 RX 850w Black Widow (Single Rail) COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced Logitech G500 Laser Gaming Mouse 
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Athlon II X4 640 M5N98TD 2 - MSI GeForce GTX 460 Hawk Overclocked (SLI) G.SKILL Flare 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM ASUS 12X BD-R 8MB Cache SATA Bluray Burner Windows 8 developer preview Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard w/ LCD Display 
PowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake TR2 RX 850w Black Widow (Single Rail) COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced Logitech G500 Laser Gaming Mouse 
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post #8 of 18
650-700w bronze rated will be fine, so long as you get a decent one. Go look over the recommended PSU thread linked above for some good options.

An 80+ rating does not prevent it being poor, but it will prevent it from being utterly over-rated.
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by jayquik03 View Post
EDIT: Do you feel a 650-700 bronze 80 rated psu would handle my sli cards overclocked like that?
It depends which one
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess Garnet View Post
It was your PSU. It's a low quality and likely overrated unit. A decent 650W unit would handle it with no problem. You could even use a 550W PSU or thereabouts. Wattage wasn't the problem. Well it sort of was; that wasn't an actual 700W unit, nor a good one. It broke under stress. Check this thread for some good options.
^This,460SLi on a generic is too much,i learned the wrong way too when my Akasa Powermax 1000w went boom and took my motherboard with it.

Theres many threads on here about recommended power supplys,search and read up a bit.
Good luck with getting it back up running again.
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