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I was playing Metro Last Light when my PC randomly powered off. After I let it cool down for some time I tried turning it on, bt all that happened was a slight bump to the CPU fan, nothing else. No startup. I took the GPU, WiFi card, 1 of the 2 RAM sticks and both hard drives, leaving just the SSD I got on wednesday. That worked and the system powered up. After putting everything back 1 by 1 I didn't see power with the GPU powered up until I switched its BIOS. After that, all was well, except Windows not booting. After several restarts and going into recovery CD the problem came back... And now I'm not sure if its the PSU that has gotten wonky and only works when it's in the mood and the BIOS switch fixing the problem was just a coincidence, or if something caused bad damage to both the BIOSes on my Powercolor 280X TurboDuo. Rest of my specs are in my sig, SSD is ADATA SP920 (forgot to add it sorry). I could test with my roommate's cheapy 650W PSU tomorrow but my nerves kinda forced me to ask for help immediately.
Cheers.
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post #2 of 35

Have you overclocked anything?

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post #3 of 35
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Originally Posted by M1kuTheAwesome View Post

I was playing Metro Last Light when my PC randomly powered off. After I let it cool down for some time I tried turning it on, bt all that happened was a slight bump to the CPU fan, nothing else. No startup. I took the GPU, WiFi card, 1 of the 2 RAM sticks and both hard drives, leaving just the SSD I got on wednesday. That worked and the system powered up. After putting everything back 1 by 1 I didn't see power with the GPU powered up until I switched its BIOS. After that, all was well, except Windows not booting. After several restarts and going into recovery CD the problem came back... And now I'm not sure if its the PSU that has gotten wonky and only works when it's in the mood and the BIOS switch fixing the problem was just a coincidence, or if something caused bad damage to both the BIOSes on my Powercolor 280X TurboDuo. Rest of my specs are in my sig, SSD is ADATA SP920 (forgot to add it sorry). I could test with my roommate's cheapy 650W PSU tomorrow but my nerves kinda forced me to ask for help immediately.
Cheers.

Do you see anything odd in the Event Viewer under Applications or System, before the Unexpected shutdown errors?

Also check ACEEventLog and what Catalyst drivers are you on?
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post #4 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post

Do you see anything odd in the Event Viewer under Applications or System, before the Unexpected shutdown errors?

Also check ACEEventLog and what Catalyst drivers are you on?
Couldn't see Event Viewer, as I said the PC was having trouble booting, probably cause I removed all the drives at some point. Catalyst 13.12.
CPU was running 4.5GHz @ 1.387v, I believe the graphics card was stock when it happened, but I've been overclocking it as well, I've ran it 1219MHz @ 1.3v during some games and benches.
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post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by M1kuTheAwesome View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post

Do you see anything odd in the Event Viewer under Applications or System, before the Unexpected shutdown errors?

Also check ACEEventLog and what Catalyst drivers are you on?
Couldn't see Event Viewer, as I said the PC was having trouble booting, probably cause I removed all the drives at some point. Catalyst 13.12.
CPU was running 4.5GHz @ 1.387v, I believe the graphics card was stock when it happened, but I've been overclocking it as well, I've ran it 1219MHz @ 1.3v during some games and benches.

Give the PSU swap out a test, and let us know what happens then. Do you have an alternative GPU to try and use?
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RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
[G.Skill 32GB DDR3 2133 MHz] [Crucial MX100 256GB] [Phanteks PH-TC12DX] [Win 10.1 Pro] 
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[LG 29UM65 (2560x1080)] [QNIX Evo II LED (2560x1440)] [WASD v2 Tenkeyless] [NZXT Hale90 v2 ] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[ThermalTake GT10 Snow Edition] [Razer Mamba - Chroma] [Razer Kabuto] [Razer Man O' War] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770HQ Intel HM87 Express Chipset Geforce GTX 860M 8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz 
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post #6 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post

Give the PSU swap out a test, and let us know what happens then. Do you have an alternative GPU to try and use?
Could try my roommate's GTX 550 Ti as well, but that draws much less power, maybe my PSU will work with it but not my 280X. Is that a possibility?
Anyway, when my roommate gets back tomorrow with his PC there will be loads of criss-crossing with components. Obviously this happened on the only day of the year when my roommate is gone and taken his PC with him. Just my luck I guess. :/
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Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164 ADATA SP920 256GB Enermax LiqMax 240 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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Philips 246V5 Philips 196VL CM Storm Trigger-Z MX Brown Seasonic M12II-750 EVO 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164 ADATA SP920 256GB Enermax LiqMax 240 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Philips 246V5 Philips 196VL CM Storm Trigger-Z MX Brown Seasonic M12II-750 EVO 
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post #7 of 35

Have you overclocked anything?

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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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It's a computer!
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #8 of 35
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Have you overclocked anything?
Second half of post 4 smile.gif
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Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164 ADATA SP920 256GB Enermax LiqMax 240 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Philips 246V5 Philips 196VL CM Storm Trigger-Z MX Brown Seasonic M12II-750 EVO 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164 ADATA SP920 256GB Enermax LiqMax 240 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Philips 246V5 Philips 196VL CM Storm Trigger-Z MX Brown Seasonic M12II-750 EVO 
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post #9 of 35

Can you set it all back to stock?

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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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