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My Gaming Rig

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 myAsus m4n68-t mobo 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 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 it blew my psu. my psu was a thermaltake light power 500w

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)
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post #2 of 8
your rig was fine to run off the 500w psu, chances are you unfortnalty bought a bad psu

A good psu would be a Antec 750 or a Tx750

Reason why I say 750 is your always better off having more than enough power to be safe than not enough and be sorry
post #3 of 8
A quality 550W will run 2 gts 450's no problem. Look to get a corsair.
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didn't i just post in here? the second sticky down in this section: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html

go for a 700-850 watt recommended psu
 
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post
didn't i just post in here? the second sticky down in this section: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html

go for a 700-850 watt recommended psu
There is absolutely no reason to go with 700W when he is clearly on a budget with 2 gtx 450's.


OP, if you want 2 of the top end cards, then get 750W. If not a 550W quality unit is more than fine.
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ive orderd a nother generic psu 650w for $39 i figure taking eficiancy into account and it being generic might as well get i high wattage to be safe, im going to be picking it up today as an inermediate as cash is tight atm.
curently it is being powerd by a psu that is so old it has rust lol, and the fact that the 4pin to the mobo is to short as i have a bottom mount case, so the case is on its back with the psu laying inside the dvd drive bay, with the power cable running through the space were my dvd drive should be. as a result i am also blowing hot air from the psu directly into the pull fan on my hyper 212+, allso i had to remove the front panel as it isnt flat on the edge and due to limited desk space i have my monitor on top of my case aswell.

so basicly i want to get the generic untill i can afford the corsair gs600 and im getting a 650w generic because im expecting poor efficiancy.
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Phenom II x4 955 Asus Sabertooth 990FX Evga gts450 2x2g ocz @800MHz 
PowerCase
Fried lol Thermaltake V5 
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Phenom II x4 955 Asus Sabertooth 990FX Evga gts450 2x2g ocz @800MHz 
PowerCase
Fried lol Thermaltake V5 
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post #7 of 8
Bad idea to go generic. Does not have over current/voltage protection. Might severely damage your components if you overload the PSU.
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Originally Posted by xitalisk View Post
ive orderd a nother generic psu 650w for $39 i figure taking eficiancy into account and it being generic might as well get i high wattage to be safe, im going to be picking it up today as an inermediate as cash is tight atm.
curently it is being powerd by a psu that is so old it has rust lol, and the fact that the 4pin to the mobo is to short as i have a bottom mount case, so the case is on its back with the psu laying inside the dvd drive bay, with the power cable running through the space were my dvd drive should be. as a result i am also blowing hot air from the psu directly into the pull fan on my hyper 212+, allso i had to remove the front panel as it isnt flat on the edge and due to limited desk space i have my monitor on top of my case aswell.

so basicly i want to get the generic untill i can afford the corsair gs600 and im getting a 650w generic because im expecting poor efficiancy.
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You should not have wasted your money on a generic. Even if they say they are rated for 650W, most of the time they can't supply it. It is not about poor efficiency with some, they are just that, poor PSU's. I remember reading about power supplies that were rated for 1000W but had 650W internals......it was a joke and they were generic. For $20 more you could have got something a little more decent.
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4 x 4Gb Corsair Dominator 1866MHz Samsung 830 256GB LG DVD Burner Win 7 x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
DELL U3011 DELL U3011 DELL U2410 Ducy Shine 2 
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