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CPU : AMD FX 8350 4 Ghz with stock cooler
GPU : SAPPHIRE 7970 OC 3Go
MB : ASrock 990FX extreme3
RAM : G.SKILL Sniper1600mhz 8GB
SSD : not sure ( it's a friend build )
HDD : 1TB WD CAVIAR BLUE
PSU : Antec High Current Pro 750W 80PLUS Gold

So he told me that his PC reboots each time he opens up multiple web browser, plays a game and sometimes it will shut down in 5 - 15 mins, even if he's not doing anything that uses CPU or GPU.
He verified all the connectors, and he is maybe thinking that the PSU is not enough ( i have a 750W one but I have an Intel CPU so he's thinking that he's CPU uses more energy and that it is probably the problem ) what would you suggest ?
Thank you for your help !

Athrophia
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That PSU is extreme overkill for his computer, so it has to be something else. It could be loose PSU cable connections, or it could be something else.

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Reseta connections, clear cmos. Also, 4ghz on stock cooler, temps might be the problem. Have him get better cooling.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

That PSU is extreme overkill for his computer, so it has to be something else. It could be loose PSU cable connections, or it could be something else.
Ok thats pretty good to know, i'll tell him about it smile.gif
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Reseta connections, clear cmos. Also, 4ghz on stock cooler, temps might be the problem. Have him get better cooling.

thank you for the advice, i will tell him to get the Hyper 212 evo, which I think could be a pretty good deal if he doesn't plan on OCing.
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I'd also like to mention that he tryed CPU burn and it actually runed for some time and stabilised at 40°C for 5 minutes before the crash, not sure what else I could say, I'll come back to this thread to tell you what he changed and what worked hope it's just the cooler ^^
I'd also like to ask, how do you know what components use how much energy, this is a thing i've always wondered to know which PSU to get for which type of build.
Thanks for your help again =)
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Originally Posted by Athrophia View Post

I'd also like to mention that he tryed CPU burn and it actually runed for some time and stabilised at 40°C for 5 minutes before the crash, not sure what else I could say, I'll come back to this thread to tell you what he changed and what worked hope it's just the cooler ^^
I'd also like to ask, how do you know what components use how much energy, this is a thing i've always wondered to know which PSU to get for which type of build.
Thanks for your help again =)

 

For power consumption, I generally go by the video card(s) and the CPU. If there is a plan to have a large amount of hard drives, fans, and a significant water cooling system or some other water cooling system that pulls a respectable amount of power from the PSU, then I take those into consideration as well.

 

So what I personally do is I look for a professional review of the video card and I see how much power that video card caused their PSU to pull from the wall outlet while the video card is under full load. I mean, that's what they're measuring: the power draw at the wall outlet. The CPU is usually idling in such a test in a professional review, so I add a certain amount like 150W for an i5-3570K overclocked to 5 GHz and under full load. After that, I multiply the total by .9 for 90% efficiency and that's the approximate amount of power that the computer would pull from the PSU. Only, the gaming power draw is usually always about 25-100W less (roughly) since the CPU isn't going to be under an extremely full load in a video game.

 

So, it's not an exact science, but it usually results in being fairly accurate! It's better than some PSU calculator on the internet.

 

Naturally, one can reach a point where they can instantly know the approximate power consumption of a system based on what it's in it. Then, a typical system that has just one video card in it is even easier because a good quality-made 400-450W PSU can power such a system very easily - unless it's an overclocked top-of-the-line video card like the 7970. Not factory overclocked, mind you. ;)


Edited by TwoCables - 7/14/13 at 11:30am
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.400-1.424V in Manual Mode) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.400-1.424V in Manual Mode) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
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