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post #1 of 4
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Hello Everyone,

I had a question and a few concerns regarding the power supply I just bought.

It's a 1000W Sparkle Unit; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817800002

I will say that I bought it used, but the owner claimed that all worked fine and was used briefly, and I was told that he did not experience any issues.

I get the unit in, power it on, and kept going through system hangs/blue screens/reboots. I go into my bios, and bump the cpu core up, bit by bit, until I finally get stable - 2500K @ 3.8ghz using 1.384v (On my last psu, an antec 650w it needed 1.35v or so at 4ghz, nowhere close to 1.384 though.) - Before it got stable, I would set a voltage, and it would hang just above that on the 1000W Unit.

So I decide to hop over to my HW Monitor Screen, I quickly notice my 12v and 5v jumping around. Video of that here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2LzHglazUI&feature=youtu.be

Sorry for the shakiness, recorded that late at night with my phone.
The 12v Rail will go from 12.355 to 12.302 and the 5v rail will go from 5.088 to 5.112 constantly.

Is my 'new' power supply going out? I'd rather find out now before any of my components start going out frown.gif.
Edited by Madvillan - 3/26/12 at 6:42pm
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post #2 of 4
Do u have access to a volt/multi-meter and test how the voltage fluctuates. that is a 12% flux in the 12v rail and about 27% on the 5v rail. I my self have never seen a mobo show that much floating around that fast.

Can you show SS of HW monitor at idle and cpu loaded. And if you are replacing a psu with this one or even one that you can see if that one needs same voltage cause something isnt right.
 
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Sure, I can get screen shots of temps and voltages while the possible dead sparkle PSU is in, and compare them to my antec, would take me a little bit but it's possible.

I appreciate your reply and apologize for the delay, been really busy frown.gif.
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cold desperate child Moving steadily towards a bleak future sounds of another loss A forecast for a worse day 
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[Boot] Mushkin Chronos 480 GB Swiftech H240X Windows 7 Pro Dell P2715Q 
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post #4 of 4
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I feel like an idiot for dumping my own thread, been going through a lot more than normal recently.

Anyways, got my old psu back in currently as the Sparkle unit was causing random blue screens and system hangs, even at stock clocks and volts for everything.

I've got video of my normal rail usage on my 650w to compare against the 1000w and will upload it anyway but besides for sparkle support, likely isn't needed.

Going to RMA soon, hope that doesn't go too roughly.
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Shame Denial Anger Frustration 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Fatigue Anguish Forlorn Futility 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Failure A vision of demise an input to a broken heart Tears of shame 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
cold desperate child Moving steadily towards a bleak future sounds of another loss A forecast for a worse day 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930K ASRock X79 EXTREME4 LGA 2011 EVGA GTX 670 Antec 620 "Modded" w/ NZXT Kraken G10 TEAM 32 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
[Boot] Mushkin Chronos 480 GB Swiftech H240X Windows 7 Pro Dell P2715Q 
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i5 2500 Non K AS Rock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 MSI 560Ti TF II - Antec 620 "Modded" G.SKILL Sniper 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS Optical Corsair H60 in Pull Win7 Pro x64 2X HP ZR22W  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Generics Lol Sparkle 1000W Coolermaster HAF 912 Logitech G9X 
Mouse Pad
Puretrak Talent / Mionix Sargas 320 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Shame Denial Anger Frustration 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Fatigue Anguish Forlorn Futility 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Failure A vision of demise an input to a broken heart Tears of shame 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
cold desperate child Moving steadily towards a bleak future sounds of another loss A forecast for a worse day 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3930K ASRock X79 EXTREME4 LGA 2011 EVGA GTX 670 Antec 620 "Modded" w/ NZXT Kraken G10 TEAM 32 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
[Boot] Mushkin Chronos 480 GB Swiftech H240X Windows 7 Pro Dell P2715Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GENERIC LOL Seasonic SS-660XP2 NZXT H630 Varies,w/e I can Fingertip / Claw 
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