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I have a OCZ gamestream 600w

here are my specs

C2D 6600 OC'ed to 3.5ghz
8800 GTS OC'ed to 648 core 948 mem
xfi
water cooling 18w laing
2 fan controllers
9 fans 6 are 120mm
1 DVD drive
3 cathodes
5 hard drives
is this power supply sufficient ?
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indeed it is.. Cpu takes about 65-85W, GPu is around 240W under load (170W idle) and the rest are preety much negligibles. Strangely enough, a review here that had a 400W psu for an X6800+8800gts+hdd+cd drive (thats it).

obviously that's the minimum, but for your system, the 600W can handle it, since it's the same psu the guy used to test TWO 8800GTXs in SLI+an I-ram PCI drive.
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A simple way to check if the PSU is allright or not would be to launch Orthos and look at a monitoring tool (speedfan for example) to see it the +12V rail "bends" under pressure. A significant voltage drop on the +12V point out the feebleness of the PSU, but I doubt it's the case for you.
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
A simple way to check if the PSU is allright or not would be to launch Orthos and look at a monitoring tool (speedfan for example) to see it the +12V rail "bends" under pressure. A significant voltage drop on the +12V point out the feebleness of the PSU, but I doubt it's the case for you.
However, this won't give you much ripple data. Even though the readings look stable, the voltages maybe jumping around too rapidly for that sensor to detect.
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However, this won't give you much ripple data. Even though the readings look stable, the voltages maybe jumping around too rapidly for that sensor to detect.
An oscilloscope does the trick very well for the ripple part... However not many have this kind of machinery laying around
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An oscilloscope does the trick very well for the ripple part... However not many have this kind of machinery laying around
Exactly... oscilloscope good for a voltmeter as well...
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Originally Posted by CarbonTi View Post
I have a OCZ gamestream 600w

here are my specs

C2D 6600 OC'ed to 3.5ghz
8800 GTS OC'ed to 648 core 948 mem
xfi
water cooling 18w laing
2 fan controllers
9 fans 6 are 120mm
1 DVD drive
3 cathodes
5 hard drives
is this power supply sufficient ?


a really really simple way to check is to put your hand close to the PSU fan and see if it's blowing out warm air or cool air. if its blowing out warm air, your stressing it, if its blowing out cool air, your okay. (do this test when your computer is at load)
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post #8 of 10
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Thank you for all the responses, so if my psu is working to hard could that cause instability in either my ram,cpu or gpu OC I am just stressing over nothing ?
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post #9 of 10
If it's working too hard, either it will pop (which is the case with cheapo PSUs), or will continue to work, but OCing and stability would be compromised.

A good sign of PSU pushed over the edge is the screen turning black for brief periods of time when gaming, or sudden reboots, things like that. As I and the others have said, I doubt you have something to worry about.
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
A simple way to check if the PSU is allright or not would be to launch Orthos and look at a monitoring tool (speedfan for example) to see it the +12V rail "bends" under pressure. A significant voltage drop on the +12V point out the feebleness of the PSU, but I doubt it's the case for you.
Good idea, but Orthos doesn't load your GPU. Although this would be a good idea to use with 3dmark06 and just graph your voltages so you can look at them after the test is over.
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