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PSU or HDD problem, please help me :(

post #1 of 7
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Situation: I have an i7 2600k oced just on 4.1ghz with 1.175v only, 240 GB 840 samsung SSD, HD westerdigital 64 Mb buffer 1 TB, 16 gb of ram, 580 GTX , 700 W true power sirtec PSU. MSi-P67A-c45 mainboard . Asus Xonar STX
Yesterday, i restarted this system and for some reason it wouldn`t get to load windows or wouldnt show up my Starup Logo from MSI . It just wouldnt do anything. I started to remove piece by piece from my computer, until i reached the HDD ! . WHen it was the HDD to be removed and checking to see if he was the problem, the system started to boot up , and even Load windows on the SSD . I thought it was a cable problem, so i took the cable from another PSU that i have in another computer @ home, a sata cable from that i3 system which had a 500W Antec neopower, and a power cable that came str8 from that antec psu to power the HDD. It woulnd boot with those new cables ALSO ! i mean the ones from the 500 Antec Neopower. So i took the HDD and put it in the i3 system, with teh 500W neopower antec psu. THE I3 SYSTEM WITH 500W newpower booted with the HDD that caused me problems on the I7 system. Ok so i was wondering whats wrong ?.. Again since my head was telling me tha cables are the problems, this time i took the 700w PSU sata and power cords and use them on the 500W newpower PSU. I had a very big surprise . I saw a magical smoke comming from my HDD.

My 1st question is: arent the cables the same ? on all PSUs ? or.. what i did wrong ? right now i have o buy a new power cable and a new HDD to throw them on the i7 system.

My 2nd question is: i had a chance to insert the cable that powered the HDD, in a wrong hole in the PSU? I dont understand why the hdd burned when i took the coord from 700W psu and put it the 500W and toasted the HDD.

PS: one more thing, when i took the cord from the 500W computer and put into the 700W computer, that 700W computer the i7 , wouldnt even try to power the system, but when i .. took the 700 W cable and put into the i3 system on the 500w PSU , thats when the magical smoke happend. Now im worried if i damaged my 700 W somehow. I dont even know from where to buy a psu cable or what kind of psu cable.. orrrr uh.. i really am worried i dont know what to do.
post #2 of 7
1) no not all modular cables are not the same, if that was the case, then people would've bought the cables from corsair and use it for their other brands. I believe it all matters on what the OEM is of the PSU

I do not believe you damaged your 700W psu though
post #3 of 7
1st question: No, not all cables are the same. It has to be for your specific PSU in most cases. Sometimes you can interchange, like between certain XFX and Seasonic units, but this isn't one of those situations.
2nd question: The cable you used probably wasn't compatible, and using it damaged your HDD.

I can't find much info on your PSU but I'm assuming it's the OEM version of the OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W. It's a fairly poor group regulated unit but I don't think it's what is causing your issues.

Try and find a working hard drive, clear your CMOS and try and boot up. The cable you use to power the hard drive will be fine.
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post #4 of 7
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The cable is ... toasted.


And this is the PSU i have on the i7 system:
http://www.highpower-tech.com/eng/product_page.php?class=20100527154148&id=20100530200249
post #5 of 7
To anyone that dont know Sirtec and HighPower is the same company

HighPower is the PSU part of the SIRFA Electronics Co., Ltd also know as Sirtec

HighPower aka Sirtec make their own units and like everyone else they have both good and bad units
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Originally Posted by Epicnoob View Post

The cable is ... toasted.


And this is the PSU i have on the i7 system:
http://www.highpower-tech.com/eng/product_page.php?class=20100527154148&id=20100530200249
Is it visibly damaged?
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post #7 of 7
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yeah . thats why i said its damaged, its visible damaged
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