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Sure... but it can take just running a PSU at 75%+ of it's capability for long periods of time to finally get one to fail. That's why I always laugh at these guys using 380W power supplies because their machine is stable..... NOW.
You should know, don't you design PSU's for BFG?

But seriously, if that is the case, then I should be running a 25% more powerfull power supply, say 625W?
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I have never had any problems up until now, but I will have to upgrade sooner or later.

Thank you for your suggestions though Lins
Like others have stated. Better now than never. Your PSU is Giving your whole rig life thus making it the very most important aspect of you computer. Just make sure your not overclocked until you can get a new PSU. I'd hate to see anything happen to your rig.
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Like others have stated. Better now than never. Your PSU is Giving your whole rig life thus making it the very most important aspect of you computer. Just make sure your not overclocked until you can get a new PSU. I'd hate to see anything happen to your rig.
Thanks for your concern. I would never of thought that I would need more than 500W when I got this as I planned a one GPU setup.

The original problem was resolved from a bad overclock, one which I think was stable before I went on holiday. I don't reject the PSU being an issue either, it pumps out warm air when under stress which could mean that it is reaching it's limits.
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Thanks for your concern. I would never of thought that I would need more than 500W when I got this as I planned a one GPU setup.

The original problem was resolved from a bad overclock, one which I think was stable before I went on holiday. I don't reject the PSU being an issue either, it pumps out warm air when under stress which could mean that it is reaching it's limits.
Your welcome, The 2900's use a lot of power. I should inform My friend who is running a GTX and a 6000+ on a 500 or 550 watt psu.
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Here's a little update. My comp restarted while folding/playing so I am taking it easy trying not to load it too much. I am getting some money together atm and while I am waiting should I back down GPU to my old X800 for now? Obviously the PSU could be starting to show weakness...
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post #16 of 23
A 500w seasonic should be way more than enough for what is in your sig, plus drives and fans.

I could probably run my system stress testing 24/7 for the next several years with zero problems on a 330w SS.

500 watts from a quality PSU is more than enough for any single socket CPU and any single GPU.

It's possible your PSU is faulty, but anyone who says you need more than 500w for such a system is crazy. And yes, I'm fully aware of the power a 2900 pulls. I'd also bet your PSU has never been loaded past 60-70%.
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A 500w seasonic should be way more than enough for what is in your sig, plus drives and fans.

I could probably run my system stress testing 24/7 for the next several years with zero problems on a 330w SS.

500 watts from a quality PSU is more than enough for any single socket CPU and single slot GPU.

It's possible your PSU is faulty, but anyone who says you need more than 500w for such a system is crazy. And yes, I'm fully aware of the power a 2900 pulls. I'd also bet your PSU has never been loaded past 60-70%.
I need to know why it restarts when loading.
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Frankly, it could be almost anything.

I would run the standard stability tests (Prime95, memtest86+, and ATiTool's artifact scanner) and see if one aspect of your system is crapping out.

Solving your problems could be as simple as some voltage or timing adjustment...or, you may need a new component.

It could be the PSU, but that's really a shot in the dark at this point.
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Frankly, it could be almost anything.

I would run the standard stability tests (Prime95, memtest86+, and ATiTool's artifact scanner) and see if one aspect of your system is crapping out.
Ok, I will post back if anything comes up.
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Another thought is to lower your OC. You may have reached the outer limits of your ram.
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