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Hey everyone,
So I haven't turned on my computer in 6 months.
I recently hooked it up and the computer would literally turn on and off every 4 seconds.
I then proceeded to take pieces out to see what the issue was; still my pc would not sustain a start.
I did the paper clip test for the PSU and several fans, which worked fine (sustained power).
When the PSU is connected to the motherboard, the computer continuously turns on and off.
The PSU is several years old, it is an OCZ 600W.

Here is my rig:
ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz
DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon HD 5850 1GB
CORSAIR 8GB DDR3 1333
OCZ 600W Power Supply

I'll be replacing the video card in the near future. Otherwise do people have recommendations?
I plan on buying a new PSU tonight because I think that's the issue?
Does anyone have any ideas?
Here are the PSU's I am looking at purchasing:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034 (850W)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148035 (750W)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341041 (750W)

Thanks for all of your help,
Mayberg
post #2 of 8
Hey Emayberg Welcome to the FORUMS! If you can create a rig profile in your signature. (control panel then bottom --> Rig)

First question:

1. What is the warranty on that OCZ PSU, you may want to wait until Monday, call OCZ and if it is under warranty explain the issue and they may actually send you a free PSU and you can save yourself a bit of cash.

2. PSU's degrade over time and this is one of the reasons why there are gold / platinum. Meaning an AX860 will typically last longer and will sustain an 860 watt load as well as be able to go a bit above 860 watter under a sustained load.

In my opinion I have gone from a 700 watt to an 860 watt (Corsair gave me a free upgrade on my last RMA exchange---> They are amazing). However, my issue was not a bad PSU just not enough power. So I went and purchased the EVGA G2 1300, have not had a problem since.

I am assuming you do not O/C, do not do heavy gaming, nor SLI. However, do you plan on doing this?. If so I would recommend a 750 - 860 watt MAX for your computer. This gives you the room for a higher end GPU, CPU / mobo.

Someone else can chime in but what's the best OEM version for EMayberg of a Corsair, I know there are cheaper options if you are on a budget.

P.S. Feel free to see other benchmark options for O/C and GPU's in my sig
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick response.
The warranty is expired .
I'm still unsure whether this truly is a PSU problem. I do play games on my rig, I was blasting Bioshock infinite on all high specs and it was beautiful.
I do enjoy playing my games flawlessly so in the near future I will certainly upgrade my cpu and video card.
What options for PSU do you think are best for me?
post #4 of 8
Whats your budget and thanks for the +rep! I would go for something under 1000 watt so you can "future proof" your system. The only reason to go above this is if you plan to go SLI + heavy overclocking. My i7-930 is at 4.4GHZ and 1 titan sufficed. Yous system probably right now uses MAX 500 watts at max load and thats IF you overclocked.

If you want to stay safe go for a 750 - 860 watt power supply.
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post #5 of 8
A system with one video card can be powered by as little as 450 to 550 watts

650 to 750 watts depending on which two cards
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post #6 of 8
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Well.
I bought this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

Just replaced it and I am now going to take a video of what is happening to my computer. STILL .
It turns on and off every 4 seconds. IMG_1379.zip 3965k .zip file

Ideas?
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
I just took out the video card and now it is running without turning off!

Going to place video card back in now.
post #8 of 8
Did you get it fixed?
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