Originally Posted by phillyd
i rechecked my cpu and its blowing out
check my sig.
APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V, is it 500w for real?. ITS YOUR PSU IM SURE. Check this:
"It is not a quality unit, does not have active PFC and a low efficiency rating (not 80+certified)!
Passive PFC uses passive elements such as a ferrite core inductor on the input source to create a countering reactance. While easily applied to the existing power circuitry without much modification, the power factor is low (60 - 80%), the AC input must be chosen (115VAC / 230VAC), and the harmonics produced from the difference between the capacitance and the inductance are hard to control. Significant electromagnetic noise can result.
Active PFC uses switching regulator technology with active elements such as IC, FET and diodes, to create a PFC circuit This circuit has a theoretical power factor of over 95%, reduces total harmonics noticeably, and automatically adjusts for AC input voltage. However, it requires a complex EMI filter and an input source circuit, and is more costly to build."
I suggest you buy a decent PSU 80 Plus (Bronze-Gold) Certified for your hardware components sake, check out for it to burn!.
Check this to from: http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6950/Pages/amd-radeon-hd-6950-overview.aspx#3
"Suggested AMD Radeon™ HD 6950 System Requirements
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended
Certified power supplies are recommended
. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU
for a list of Certified products
Minimum 1GB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 Series graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required
Use of 3 or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity validated dongle. See http://www.amd.com/EyefinityDongles
for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles."
I also recommend using this tool. It could just an average value on a possible wattage, but it gives your a close result on what are you needing for powering your system.
I already made the calculation as I could read from your system sig here and this is the result: a 517w or more is needed. But the problem is how much real is the wattage of your APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V lets see what the reviewers have to say about that.
Read this article is about your PSU and they make fun of it!: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=65
"Why yes, Allied apparently thinks we can pull 480W from the 3.3V, 5V, and 12V1 rails, and still have enough left for 216W on 12V2. My past experience with Deer makes me wonder if they aren't overestimating this unit juuuuuust a little."
"The rear fan benefits from a wire grille on this unit, unlike cheaper offerings from L&C which still come with a punched grille. The presence of a voltage switch tells us that this unit either has passive PFC, or lacks it altogether. This power supply actually has two identical 80mm fans, one for intake and one for exhaust. So, it should have no trouble cooling itself when we ask it to put out 500 watts, right? Right? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Let's take a peek at the cabling."
"Some of you are probably wondering if anything cool and unusual came with this power supply. Wonder no more, for the answer is, "nothing." No manual, no power cord. It came out of a cheap computer case. And so, on we go to the load testing. I promise fun times ahead on the next page. Why don't you all go grab a cold one, the next page is going to be fun."Sorry to say this but your PSU really sucks!!! and it will kill your hardware, dont plug your computer again till you get a decent PSU. I didn't want to be mean, but Im just warning you friend.