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The PSU has hold out so far cuz this has only happened AFTER i OC'ed so i think its the memory =)
Thanks for the +rep, btw!

Okay, I strongly urge you to rethink your stance on the PSU. In order to overclock, to have to have a stable foundation for it. Today's higher-end systems rely mostly on the +12V (but still use the +3.3V & +5V rails, just not as worried about; usually more than enough power on them). Most people that know PSUs say that you want ~30A rated coming from the +12V line, for a mid-range rig. PSUs with a lot of Watts are great, but it won't count for anything if it isn't allocated properly.

First off, amps (A) + volts (V) = Watts (W). You should see these rated on pretty much every PSU.

Your PSU has two separate +12V rails. The +12V1 is rated at 15A, and the +12V2 is rated at 18A. The thing, though, is that both the 12 volt rails combined on your PSU cannot exceed 216 Watts. (Chieftec didn't list that, so I got it here. Scroll down, and you will see the "DC Output" chart. Compare it to your PSU, and see if it's correct. It should be. ) I might be off a little, but that means that the +12V rails combined are only pumping out around 18 amps. Even at stock, not good for a decent system such as yours, IMO.

Another thing is that when the +12V rails are divided like that, the power coming from one is completely separate from the other. That means the power on a single rail is essentially trapped on that rail. If one rail is needing more power, it doesn't have the ability to take it from the other one. If you have one bogged down, and the other one isn't, it could overload quite easily.

Also, the more load on a PSU, the more chance for the power to have a heavier ripple. Ripple is the amount of variations of the current, I think. I still don't know much about this, but I do know it isn't good. It can, over time, really mess up your rig (and kill your parts).

You have a pretty good (and power-hungry) video card, sound card, hard drive, 9 different fans (good lord! ), a processor, motherboard, 2 gigs of ram, keyboard, mouse, and whatever else I don't know about being powered. You need clean, stable power, and a lot of it.
    
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hehe It has hold out so far^^ It's a MIRACLE that my pc still works hehe
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hehe It has hold out so far^^ It's a MIRACLE that my pc still works hehe
Lol, yeah you never know. PSUs seem to be able to take a lot of abuse, sometimes. I would just be cautious with it if it's currently your only PSU.

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The Corsair is great! It is essentially an re-badged OEM built by Seasonic, who make some quality power supplies. It is rated having 3 +12V rails, but they are split so far down the line, that it basically functions as a single rail (which is what high-end systems want). Once you take that into consideration, it is pumping out 50 amps of power on the +12V.

I noticed you have changed some of your system specs; what's up with that? Are you wanting to order a bunch of new parts, now?

Did you end up using memtest? It's a great program.
    
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Hehe. Yea i have bought em now but i havent got em yet ^^ im so freaking exited to see how much points i can get from 3Dmark OC'ed =D
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