Overclock.net › Forums › General Hardware › General Processor Discussions › Gone through 3 power supply's in 3 months?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Gone through 3 power supply's in 3 months?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I don't know what the problem is. I have gone through 3 power supplies in the last 3 months. What could be causing this? im not running much, just a gigabyte motherboard, 9800GT PCI-E card, 4gb ddr 667 ram, 160GB SATA hdd, with 4 fans in case and one dual fan on HDD.

My pc just shut down again out of nowhere, and wouldn't power back on. So, i took off the side cover which has a fan, and took out the crossbar with a fan and it powered back up. Could a bad fan cause this failure?

Another thing, everytime i take back my power supply to the place i got it, they give me one with less power everytime, they never even ask questions, so i don't complain about the lower supply. However the one i have currently isn't a month old and its a raidmax 450watt supply.

Is there any way to check to see if i have a short somewhere, something touching something that shouldnt;' be?

im lost at this point.
post #2 of 5
Check the voltage in the power socket on the wall. I've seen it go 100v over, practically burning everything running. If the electric installation in your region is old or made by idiots, or the electric company has fudged up, you might be getting fluctuations or over/under voltages.
Carlos
(13 items)
 
Isabella
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz Gigabyte F2A88XM-DS2 Sapphire R9 270 Dual-X OC Geil Dragon 2x4 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Blue 250Gb LiteOn DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 Win 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG E2240S DeLUX SuperFlower SF-550K12XP MS-Tech CA-0130 Black 
Mouse
DeLUX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 760K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A88M Extreme4+ Sapphire HD7770 Vapor-X OC 2x4 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blue 320Gb 2.5" Scythe Ninja3 Windows 7 Pro x64 Toshiba 32" FullHD TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech FSP Hexa 550 DeLUX Logitech 
Audio
TV integrated 
  hide details  
Reply
Carlos
(13 items)
 
Isabella
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz Gigabyte F2A88XM-DS2 Sapphire R9 270 Dual-X OC Geil Dragon 2x4 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Blue 250Gb LiteOn DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 Win 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG E2240S DeLUX SuperFlower SF-550K12XP MS-Tech CA-0130 Black 
Mouse
DeLUX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 760K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A88M Extreme4+ Sapphire HD7770 Vapor-X OC 2x4 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blue 320Gb 2.5" Scythe Ninja3 Windows 7 Pro x64 Toshiba 32" FullHD TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech FSP Hexa 550 DeLUX Logitech 
Audio
TV integrated 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post

Check the voltage in the power socket on the wall. I've seen it go 100v over, practically burning everything running. If the electric installation in your region is old or made by idiots, or the electric company has fudged up, you might be getting fluctuations or over/under voltages.

^ This.

Make sure what is coming out of the wall is proper, if not that could be the issue.
Scavenged
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.6Ghz MSi Z77 MPower MSi GTX 780 Ti TwinFrozr 8GB Patriot @ 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB LG DVD-RW & Lite-On DVD-ROM Noctua NDH Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Overlord Computer Tempest X27OC  Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja Seasonic X-1250 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Alpha AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster Zx 
  hide details  
Reply
Scavenged
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.6Ghz MSi Z77 MPower MSi GTX 780 Ti TwinFrozr 8GB Patriot @ 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB LG DVD-RW & Lite-On DVD-ROM Noctua NDH Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Overlord Computer Tempest X27OC  Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja Seasonic X-1250 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Alpha AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster Zx 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
What PSUs are you using?

My guess is the combination of cheapo PSU and dirty power from the wall socket.
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
And for the record, people in shops never ask (a lot of) questions.
Although if I were them, I'd sell you one with more and more power, since more power costs more money and thus more revenue for them.

Anyway... it does power on, though? And definately since you've tried it with 3 different brand new PSUs, I'd rather guess it's the motherboard, on the condition that there's nothing wrong with the power coming out of the wall socket. Hardware seems old if you ask me. Might just be wear and tear.
 
BloodFury Build
(30 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.7GHz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme ASUS Radeon HD7970 ASUS Radeon HD7970 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair 32GB 2133MHz DDR3 RAM WD Caviar Green 3TB x4 - 12TB WD My Book 3TB WD My Book 2TB x2 - 4TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial M4 512GB External optical drive Swiftech MCR420-QP 480 Radiator Yate Loon D12SL-12 1350RPM x15 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool VPP655 -T12 x2 Alphacool Repack - Dual Laing D5 - Dual 5,25 Ba... DangerDen Delrin 90° G1/4 connector EK-FB KIT RE4 - Acetal+Nickel EN 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FC Bridge DUAL Parallel EK-FC7970 - Nickel EN Acetal x2 EK-FC7970 Backplate - Black x2 EK-VGA I/O bracket HD7970 x2 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Feser Tube UV - HighFlow - 3/8 ID - 1/2 OD - BLACK Lamptron FC9 Fan Controller 4-channel 50W FC-9-... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung Syncmaster S27A750D x2 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
IIYAMA G2773HDS-GB1 LG 37LF2500 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair AX1200W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Mountain Mods Ascension Razer Mamba Razer Goliathus Extended Control Edition ASUS ROG Phoebus 9.1 Soundcard 
AudioAudioOther
CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Headset Teufel Concept E 400 Digital Media 5.1 Surround... Canon MG6250 MultiFunctional Printer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K C2 @4.7GHz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme/BF3 ASUS Radeon HD 7970 12GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHz memory 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB 7 TB External HDDs 2.2 TB HDDs in Raid0 Black Ice GT Stealth 360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee HD 7x Yate Loon D12SL-12 XSPC X2O 750 Dual Bay Reservoir+Pump Phobya Nano-G 14 Silent Waterproof 140mm - 1000rpm 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
10MM (3/8) Compression Fitting Gripz Style - G1... PVC Tube 3/8 ID (10mm ID -13 mm OD ) - 2 meter ... Windows 7 Ultimate LG 37LF2500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HW 750W Cooler Master Cosmos II Razer Naga 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Steelseries SK Gaming Mouse Pad Creative HS 1200 NZXT 12x Red LED Sleeve - 1M NZXT 12x Red LED Sleeve - 1M 
OtherOtherOtherOther
BitFenix PCIe 6-Pin to 6-Pin Cable - 45 cm - Pr... BitFenix USB 2.0 internal extension - 30 cm - P... BitFenix PCIe 8-Pin to 8-Pin Cable - 45 cm - Pr... Sweex US011 4-poorts USB Hub 
OtherOther
3-Pin Splitter naar 4x 3-Pin Fan - Sleeved UVRe... BitFenix Molex to 3x Molex 55cm - Premium Sleev... 
  hide details  
Reply
 
BloodFury Build
(30 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930K @ 4.7GHz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme ASUS Radeon HD7970 ASUS Radeon HD7970 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair 32GB 2133MHz DDR3 RAM WD Caviar Green 3TB x4 - 12TB WD My Book 3TB WD My Book 2TB x2 - 4TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial M4 512GB External optical drive Swiftech MCR420-QP 480 Radiator Yate Loon D12SL-12 1350RPM x15 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool VPP655 -T12 x2 Alphacool Repack - Dual Laing D5 - Dual 5,25 Ba... DangerDen Delrin 90° G1/4 connector EK-FB KIT RE4 - Acetal+Nickel EN 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FC Bridge DUAL Parallel EK-FC7970 - Nickel EN Acetal x2 EK-FC7970 Backplate - Black x2 EK-VGA I/O bracket HD7970 x2 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Feser Tube UV - HighFlow - 3/8 ID - 1/2 OD - BLACK Lamptron FC9 Fan Controller 4-channel 50W FC-9-... Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung Syncmaster S27A750D x2 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
IIYAMA G2773HDS-GB1 LG 37LF2500 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Corsair AX1200W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Mountain Mods Ascension Razer Mamba Razer Goliathus Extended Control Edition ASUS ROG Phoebus 9.1 Soundcard 
AudioAudioOther
CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Headset Teufel Concept E 400 Digital Media 5.1 Surround... Canon MG6250 MultiFunctional Printer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K C2 @4.7GHz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme/BF3 ASUS Radeon HD 7970 12GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHz memory 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB 7 TB External HDDs 2.2 TB HDDs in Raid0 Black Ice GT Stealth 360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee HD 7x Yate Loon D12SL-12 XSPC X2O 750 Dual Bay Reservoir+Pump Phobya Nano-G 14 Silent Waterproof 140mm - 1000rpm 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
10MM (3/8) Compression Fitting Gripz Style - G1... PVC Tube 3/8 ID (10mm ID -13 mm OD ) - 2 meter ... Windows 7 Ultimate LG 37LF2500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HW 750W Cooler Master Cosmos II Razer Naga 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Steelseries SK Gaming Mouse Pad Creative HS 1200 NZXT 12x Red LED Sleeve - 1M NZXT 12x Red LED Sleeve - 1M 
OtherOtherOtherOther
BitFenix PCIe 6-Pin to 6-Pin Cable - 45 cm - Pr... BitFenix USB 2.0 internal extension - 30 cm - P... BitFenix PCIe 8-Pin to 8-Pin Cable - 45 cm - Pr... Sweex US011 4-poorts USB Hub 
OtherOther
3-Pin Splitter naar 4x 3-Pin Fan - Sleeved UVRe... BitFenix Molex to 3x Molex 55cm - Premium Sleev... 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Processor Discussions
Overclock.net › Forums › General Hardware › General Processor Discussions › Gone through 3 power supply's in 3 months?