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Well last night my PC went off the wall again. After 2 days of being stable as a rock. I got a BSOD saying "Windows has shut down due to a power issue to prevent damage" Is this my board or my PSU. I mean so far 7 motherboards have gone bad on me. Im beggining to think its the PSU. It just shut off and on like stalling kind of. I reset cmos and it was orthos stable overnight. So what do you guys think?
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I would say yes, if only for the fact that that is a high mobo death rate with the same PSU. Plus, I don't think that brand of PSU is very good. Look into a Corsair HX or PC p&C.
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Yep I am looking into corsair right now. Ok f this POS PSU. Xclio *****.
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Corsair 450VX is great price/performance.
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Maybe but will that support all my stuff and a 8800 video card? Also how is PC power and cooling PSUs?
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PCP&C are the best on the market. They do their in-house testing (voltage ratings, efficiency, etc) in real-world situations instead of very cold rooms like almost every other brand. When they give a certain efficiency rating, it is not the highest you can expect...it's probably closer to a worst case scenario.
 
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Will 470 watt be enought for my setup+9600gt?
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post #8 of 11
If you are going to be OCing you need to make sure that all of your parts are of good quality. I know that in the mix of ordering expensive MB's, CPU's and Ram the PSU can get the short end of the stick but it is a VERY important piece of the equation. Never short change on the PSU.

For your setup you should be good with a good Ultra/Antec/OCZ PSU with 600Watts+ and at least (2) 12v rails.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by ChrisB17 View Post
Will 470 watt be enought for my setup+9600gt?

Amps are usually more important. You can use the PSU calculator to get an idea, but even a 800W PSU will be insufficient if it only pushes 20A on the 12V rail. (Also, if the PSU has multiple rails, add them together to get the total amps)

FYI, I am running a 520W and have no problems. If I were to buy a new PSU, I would get 600W plus, although, in most cases, hardware power requirements will go down as the dies shrink further and further, We can already see examples of that with The Wolfdales. they are frying and reaching max OC well below the temp spec. It seems that cooling and high voltages will no longer be needed.



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If you are going to be OCing you need to make sure that all of your parts are of good quality. I know that in the mix of ordering expensive MB's, CPU's and Ram the PSU can get the short end of the stick but it is a VERY important piece of the equation. Never short change on the PSU.

For your setup you should be good with a good Ultra/Antec/OCZ PSU with 600Watts+ and at least (2) 12v rails.
Not always true. Ultra has some v-series PSU's that aren't too good. Also, a high amperage single 12V rail is better than multiples in some cases. Look here: http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ail-3-12v.html
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post #10 of 11
It sounds like PSU issue. How about this $60 Corsair 550VX? You may not need 550w but this is a good price.
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