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:devil:My Gaming Rig:devil:

Case: Thermaltake V5
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955
MOBO: Asus sabertooth 990fx
HDD: 3x Sata HDD "300GB" "150GB" "1TB"
COOLING: 5x Fans 4-120mm 1- 200mm (Hyper 212+)
GPU: Nvidia EVGA GTS 450
RAM: 2x2G OCZ @800MHz
PSU: Thermaltake light power 500W (DEAD)

OK im going to try to explain this to the best of my knowlage. ok i was running my phenom quad 955 @4.0GHZ on my Asus m4n68-t mobo, with a 210 fsb, x19 multi, vcore 1.416. all was swell untill i installed my new Asus Sabertooth 990fx, at stock all was fine so i adjusted my fsb and multi to hit 3.8GHz. wich was my highes stable OC on stock voltage on my m4n mobo.

now here is were things get screwy, i left the voltage allone and to my surprise while prime testing, my temps started to go past 55.c not a huge increase. but enough to make me notice, so anyhow i look at cpu-z and it sais my vcore is @1.46 :/. strange as it should be around 1.38 because i left my voltage @ stock, anyway to cut a long story short after prime testing for a little over 35 minuets, peeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww my psu died. mad.gif my psu was a thermaltake light power 500w (as stated above)

my questions are symple

1. Did my OC cause this PSU fail?

2. Did the UEFI BIOS auto scale my volts?

3. What PSU would you recomend? ( Keep in mind i will be adding another gts450 for SLI ! )

4. Anyone else experiance this hapen to them?

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Edited by xitalisk - 10/12/11 at 9:51am
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post #2 of 25
That's an awefully small PSU but i've ran 2 x 5770's and a Core i7 on a 500W PSU..
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post #3 of 25
PSU was going south already, your Prime95 test finished it off.

Your vCore was changing due to LLC (Load Line Calibration)
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Originally Posted by ALUCARDVPR;15278693 
PSU was going south already, your Prime95 test finished it off.

Your vCore was changing due to LLC (Load Line Calibration)

yeah u pretty much explained what i expected only thing i dont get is LLC i didnt think it raised your voltage, i was under the impression it just fluctuated from need
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PowerCase
Fried lol Thermaltake V5 
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PowerCase
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post #5 of 25
You needed a new PSU anyhow. Hopefully nothing else went with it.
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post #6 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by xitalisk;15285618 
yeah u pretty much explained what i expected only thing i dont get is LLC i didnt think it raised your voltage, i was under the impression it just fluctuated from need

LLC definitely raises your voltage under load wink.gif
post #7 of 25
Crappy PSU caused your problem. I guarantee it.
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by linkin93;15288008 
Crappy PSU caused your problem. I guarantee it.

agreed the only companies to EVER trust your PSU needs with are corsair, seasonic, and antech... If you buy anyone else you're rolling dice.


The #1 thing on a PC you dont want to go cheap on is the PSU
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ALUCARDVPR;15278693 
PSU was going south already, your Prime95 test finished it off.

Your vCore was changing due to LLC (Load Line Calibration)

Yikes. I am more and more sceptical about useing such utilities as Prime95/OCCT.. poke.gif

So far on my new build, the only things that have caused high temps or instability has been OCCT..

Think outside the box.
Edited by pshootr - 10/12/11 at 11:43pm
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