Originally Posted by richardstallman
This has got me in a funk. Here are my findings after more testing:
G540 + z77 + GPU = stable
G540 + h61 + GPU = stable
3770k + h61 + no GPU = stable
3770k + h61 + gpu = does not POST, beeps indicate "no VGA device detected"
i7-3770k + z77 = unstable, with or without GPU
Also, based on a few PassMark tests and my GFlop rating in IBT, the 3770k seems to be underperforming under all circumstances.
Does this seem like a PSU issue to you guys?
Maybe.. Get another PSU and test it?
Sounds like a bit of a shoddy i7 to me.. Maybe you should return it and get a new one, if that still fails I'd say it's the PSU or the RAM even?
EDIT: Try single sticks of RAM too.. What was the PSU again?
EDIT2: I had a look online.. this,
doesn't seem too good. The PSU can output a max of 382w or so, your system from a calculator takes about 360w, that was with a 3770k, 7950, 4 Sticks of DDR3, 2 HDD's and an SSD with no fans either. So I'd say it could be a PSU problem at the same time as it possibly being a CPU problem, can you get a better PSU to test it with or test it with only one HDD/SSD attached with just onboard graphics? That will eliminate the "PSU" not being good enough, it'll also test to see if the IGP works as opposed to what the H61 is saying.
Though this doesn't eliminate it being a shoddy PSU, you should possibly get something better then that unit for the long run even if it doesn't turn out to be that. Do you know anyone else that's into computers that you could borrow a known-working PSU off?Edited by Matt-Matt - 12/4/12 at 2:40am