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Do you mean GPU drivers, they have not changed, however I do not really want to upgrade drivers in case it gives me any other issues, although I could do it. I would use a surge protector, however I already have the computer plugged into an extension lead, so I cannot use two adapters

Going to find out what the electrician says about it, anything I need to know when he is here looking at it.

 

There's nothing wrong with using a surge protector in that kind of a setup.

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There's nothing wrong with using a surge protector in that kind of a setup.

I read that you cannot use a extension and surge protector, due to two devices being plugged into each other (which is not allowed in the UK it seems)

However an update, I have been playing Battlefront and Battlefield 4, fine without any freezes, then when I quit the game and look at Google Chrome with a few tabs open, it freezes within about 10 minutes, this has happened a few times now. Not sure why it would freeze after I finish playing the game.
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I think you should create a thread for your complex issue and narrow it down to what is the cause.

Extension cord has no electronics in it, it's just a piece of wire and connectors. I'm no UK laws expert but honestly that is just bonkers.
If you know what you are doing and have the proper cables you could have 10 5m extension cords in a line and it would work just fine.

Never used an electric lawn mower? Those cables are freakin' long and often not even just one, nor is the power draw of a lawn mower small I think.

We're happy to help you with PSU advices but there is nothing we can do to resolve your mystery ghost hunted house/PC issue.
Edited by JackCY - 6/17/16 at 6:26am
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I think you should create a thread for your complex issue and narrow it down to what is the cause.

Extension cord has no electronics in it, it's just a piece of wire and connectors. I'm no UK laws expert but honestly that is just bonkers.
If you know what you are doing and have the proper cables you could have 10 5m extension cords in a line and it would work just fine.

Never used an electric lawn mower? Those cables are freakin' long and often not even just one, nor is the power draw of a lawn mower small I think.

We're happy to help you with PSU advices but there is nothing we can do to resolve your mystery ghost hunted house/PC issue.

I think I will buy a new PSU next week and try it smile.gif
post #2925 of 3909

Lawfully speaking, I think it's a "fire hazard" to connect an extension cord to an extension cord to an extension cord, etc. This is because most extension cords (and power strips and surge protectors) have multiple outlets on them. This means that you could plug more things in and potentially have an overloading and overheating problem in not only the extension cords or power strips or surge protectors, but also at the outlet and with the wires in the wall. Thus, it's a fire hazard. This is why it's important to know what you are doing.

 

If you know and are careful to make sure that the total amount of power could never add up to overload any of the extension cords/power strips/surge protectors or the wall outlet and its wires, then you're fine.

 

So, let's say you do this:

 

PC > surge protector > power strip > wall outlet. That's what I'm doing. As long as what you're plugging in to the surge protector isn't overloading the power strip, then the power strip will be fine. As long as what you're plugging into both the surge protector and the power strip doesn't overload the power strip or the wall outlet and its wires, then you're fine. The people who shouldn't be doing this are those who think that if both your surge protector and power strip can handle up to 1875W, then that means you now have a 3750W capacity. So, they max out the surge protector and plug the remaining things into power strip, turn everything on, and then they wonder why their power strip melted and why they ended up with an electrical fire. They didn't know that they were limited to 1875W at the power strip.

 

You could extend the connections as far as you want, just as long as you know you'll never overload anything. So, you could do PC > surge protector > power strip > power strip > power strip> a high-end 12 AWG extension cord > wall outlet. The best way to avoid a fire hazard is by only using the surge protector in this chain and just use the power strips as ridiculous extension cords. lol You could still use the power strips for other things, but you have to do some math to make sure you're not overloading anything.


Edited by TwoCables - 6/17/16 at 3:37pm
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Not in the us you can put 50 outlets on a single circuit the circuit breaker will protect it. Speaking of Osha at a job site. No you can't but that is just professionally.
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Not in the us you can put 50 outlets on a single circuit the circuit breaker will protect it. Speaking of Osha at a job site. No you can't but that is just professionally.

 

Yeah, but I'm only talking about having multiple surge protectors, power strips and extension cords on one outlet. I am only assuming though that you can melt these things if they are overloaded before the outlet.

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Yeah, but I'm only talking about having multiple surge protectors, power strips and extension cords on one outlet. I am only assuming though that you can melt these things if they are overloaded before the outlet.
1) you know how much power you are drawing from those extensions and wall socket
2) that socket has a breaker which usually is applied to the whole circuit as in a collection of wall sockets in the room or even multiple rooms, 10A, 16A or such

So before you kill some cheap extension cord using your 2kW Leadex or mixer or power tool or who knows, the breaker will trip sooner more than likely.

You may try connect 20 500W gaming PCs to one wall socket with extension cords but a normal/home circuit breaker is not gonna take it and your little LAN party will have to be split across several circuit breakers. But I guess people who remember LAN parties know it already.
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1) you know how much power you are drawing from those extensions and wall socket
2) that socket has a breaker which usually is applied to the whole circuit as in a collection of wall sockets in the room or even multiple rooms, 10A, 16A or such

So before you kill some cheap extension cord using your 2kW Leadex or mixer or power tool or who knows, the breaker will trip sooner more than likely.

You may try connect 20 500W gaming PCs to one wall socket with extension cords but a normal/home circuit breaker is not gonna take it and your little LAN party will have to be split across several circuit breakers. But I guess people who remember LAN parties know it already.

 

I know that (I think everyone knows that), but what if the circuit breaker fails to cut the power quickly enough or at all? What if you have fuses instead? What if your home's electrical system isn't quite good to begin with and allows for overloading? Yes, most homes have a properly-working setup and good circuit breakers that trip when they're supposed to, but failures can and do happen.

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I have an observation,my superflower leadex. When powered off , if the psu remains hot even after a few hrs later, does it means its still drawing power?
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