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Try running the OCCT PSU test. From reading more into it, looks like it puts everything under load.

It also monitors your temperatures and voltages, so you'll have a rough idea how stable the voltages provided by the power supply are.
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OCCT has a built in PSU tester, you can also pick up a psu tester from frys, newegg, or microcenter for 20 or so. To me it almost seems like your mobo is faulty....

Yeah, he should give the OCCT test a try.

And those PSU testers will only tell you if a power supply works. They're not able to tell you how stable the voltages are.
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post #23 of 41
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Try running the OCCT PSU test. From reading more into it, looks like it puts everything under load.

It also monitors your temperatures and voltages, so you'll have a rough idea how stable the voltages provided by the power supply are.

What he said. OCCT is a great way to narrow it down.
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Yeah, he should give the OCCT test a try.

And those PSU testers will only tell you if a power supply works. They're not able to tell you how stable the voltages are.

Theres one that triggers the psu into 100% use but Im not positive which one it is.
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What he said. OCCT is a great way to narrow it down.

Ok, I will look into OCCT, but if it puts everything under load and my PC freezes, how will I determine what caused it? lol, and my main problem here is time, this is almost looking like a shop job, I don't have enough free time to run tests all day frown.gif
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You can narrow it down through occt. Loading each component individually. PSU, then cpu, then gpu. It passed memtest86 correct?
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Ok, I will look into OCCT, but if it puts everything under load and my PC freezes, how will I determine what caused it? lol, and my main problem here is time, this is almost looking like a shop job, I don't have enough free time to run tests all day frown.gif

By looking at the voltage readings you'd at least be able to get a rough idea of how stable your PSU's output is. That is assuming the readings are mostly accurate.

And if individual tests pass, but all tests together fail, it's safe to assume it's the power supply. As it's the one being put under the most load.
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By looking at the voltage readings you'd at least be able to get a rough idea of how stable your PSU's output is. That is assuming the readings are mostly accurate.

And if individual tests pass, but all tests together fail, it's safe to assume it's the power supply. As it's the one being put under the most load.

His rig doesnt really put much load out though. I would lean toward mobo as its where all the parts come together and everything is regulated.
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post #29 of 41
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His rig doesnt really put much load out though. I would lean toward mobo as its where all the parts come together and everything is regulated.

That really doesn't matter. A low quality power supply that doesn't provide steady power runs the risk of causing the system to freeze or hang, regardless of the power being outputted. Of course, this becomes more of an issue as load and temperatures go up.

Not to mention the advertised 625W is really more like ~500W in his case. Read the review I posted earlier and you'll see what I mean.
Edited by Shift. - 2/9/13 at 12:06am
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Don't want to jump the gun but pc hasnt frozen in 3 days, I removed 2 very old fans and reset the bios...
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