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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

you ABSOLUTELY need a UPS for your system. at the very least a power conditioner. your house wiring is going to kill your system some day if you don't do something biggrin.gif


Any enthusiast that is not running a UPS is either a moron or not an enthusiast. improper amps and volts are the #1 cause of hardware failures.


It is unsurprising to me how many people have repeated hardware failures from the same suppliers as I use and yet the only difference is I run a UPS and they do not.


This thread is your friend : http://www.overclock.net/t/1305395/the-uninterrupting-uninterruptible-power-supply-ups-guide
 
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Have to agree! A good UPS is a necessity, and much easier to replace if needed than a system.
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

you ABSOLUTELY need a UPS for your system. at the very least a power conditioner. your house wiring is going to kill your system some day if you don't do something biggrin.gif

+1, A situation with too much on the same loop, dirty power, or having a device that requires a large draw on startup to get running such as older fridges and AC units, provide a lot of variance to PSU -&+ like vdroop on a cheap mobo. UPS, a decent one in theory protects against stress from under-volting as well as over where a surge suppresses stress from just over-voltage.
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post #14 of 15
More people have a backup power supply, not a real UPS, meaning unless it does voltage regulation, there won't be any difference between using a backup and just connecting the computer directly into an AC outlet or a surge protector.

I'd worry more about the household wiring and would test it by using a Kill-A-Watt with a high power device plugged into it (toaster, big vacuum cleaner, hair dryer on full blast). Apparently it's acceptable for the voltage to drop as much as 6V then, and drops are mostly due to bad connections (push terminals on the backs of outlets and wall switches), not the wiring itself.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy View Post

It does not sound like PSU problem. When my air conditioner kicks it in makes my lights flicker a bit. You should try turning some stuff off in your house while using your pc. You got a grate PC, so you probably have really good speakers with a high powered amp? Are you speakers and computer pluged into the same outlet? If that does not help you can try down clocking the cards.
Thats crazy, I have never heard of a PC so powerful that it shuts down a house.
speakers and monitor are plugged ij a different outlet but on same side of the wall..ima try to turn everything else off while running thr pc today
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