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Well seasonic has been very reliable to me and others that have used it. To be honest I want to go to Corsair or Thermaltake, or maybe Enermax, something that is well known. I'll try doing the fsb way of overclocking and see how that goes. But yeah it's something to do with the ht link and cpu multiplier and ratio that won't allow my ram to go to 1600MHz.
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Well I tried increasing the ratio to 240, and it bumped my ram to 1599, and it got to the login screen then blue screened, so i set my ram down to 1296 or something like that, and it kept blue screening, so I tried overclocking with turboboost and it seems that any higher than x22 it won't work.
post #63 of 86
yes I know seasonic is a good brand I am not doubting that I am just saying you are heavily overloading the power supply you have now meening lack of needed power hince a lot more increased instability and a chance to fry everything attached to it if it goes read my other posts watch the videos I linked and such and maybe that will help
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basically your cpu ( stock clocks can draw around 125w-150w when you start overclocking it gets alot higher around 200w-300w ) the graphics card (loaded draws 252w )(lets say 200w cpu + 252w graphics card = 452w wheres the power for rest of stuff ) the cpu + graphicrds alone overload that power supply so the rest of equipment say motherboard itself / ram / hardrives / cooling fans and such don't get proper power so that is a high chance of where the instability is also overloading a psu can get very nasty and fry everything attached to it if and when it fails watch this corsair video of just that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezk9OA7aKOE


A little warning overloading a psu causes them to also send out dirty power that will eventualy fry the stuff attached to it also so be aware you may have already knocked a good portion of your hardwares life off by running it overloaded add to it trying to overclock when you don't have enough power to do so.
Edited by rickcooperjr - 4/9/13 at 8:36am
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by hardware I refer to everything motherboard / ram / cpu / graphics card / hardrives / cooling fans you name it dirty power is number 1 killer of electronics any power supply when overloaded do this hince the 80% efficient rating you step over 80% the power supply goes crazy you have 2x 20amp 12v rails each rail is 240w so max 12v load is 480w your cpu stock pulls 125w-150w ( if you overclock become much higher ) your graphics card stock can draw 252w under load 252w+150w= 402w powersupply 80% rating is 480wx0.80= 384w as absolute max 12v safe load these equations are not even figuring as to the amount of overload on one rail alone these are for a single 12v rail maybe now you can understand.

I also want to point out other items like fans and such use 12v along with stuff like optical drives and hardrives and other parts of motherboard so you can add some extra load to the 12v rails there also making it that much more overloaded.


I also want to point out as a power supply ages the components inside degrade aka put out less power and become less efficient as they become less efficient a 520w power supply will become more like a 450w then a bit later they become more like a 400w and so on and overloading them brings the degredation of the components within the power supply even faster.
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a power supply not having enough power will cause system to shutdown also is whole point I am making here
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it can also just shutdown 1 rail aka 1 of the 12v rails making it blue screen by getting an error from a graphics error or simply by not having enough power to run stuff like ram and hardrives properly will blue screen use your head think about it how well will a car run when it is running out of gas think of the power supply as the gas in gas tank the power gets low it runs horribly and errors and well blue screens and goes nutz
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I agree with rickcooperjr here, I believe you are being limited by your psu. Seasonic is a great brand, no doubt about it but your's is just underpowered for what you want to do. You said you wanted to perhaps get a thermaltake or corsair psu. I highly recommend the thermaltake smart m series 850 watt psu. It is semi modular, only the 24 pin and 4x4 pin aren't modular. I am running the FX-8350 at 4.8 with no issues whatsoever on 16gb or corsair xms3 1333 ram. with no issues whatsoever. In hindsight however I would have chosen some ram with higher clock speed. The thermaltake 850 w psu is more than capable of what I want to do with it. My setup: FX-8350, antech kuhler 920 AIO water cooler, sabertooth 990FX rev 1, 16gb ram, 2x msi tf 7950 boost, 1 ssd @ 128gb, 1 hdd @ 1tb, 7 case fans from 120mm-233mm in my HAF-X, 4 x UV CCFL, 1x nzxt 2 meter red led strip. again no problems from psu whatever. benching, gaming, nothing stops her!
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post #69 of 86
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Could the psu be the possible reason why in games sometimes one screen goes grey and one goes white or black then involves a restart to fix it?
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as I have stated many times the issue could easily just be your psu / powersupply
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