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Oke guys.....i'm trying to oc my computer....the thing is that......i want the cpu at least 3ghz...i did that......runned Orthos for 2 hours.....temp at load 57-58C....my graphic card oc'd at 700/1750/990...runned ati tools for 2 hours.....everything was oke......that was my impression.....played foar about 2 hours crysis...nothing happened......i've restarted the computer....boom.....no response from the computer...no monitor signal....nothing.....hard restart...when bios boots...shows me the error that the overclock was unsuccessful.....F2 to restore defaults bios settings....another try...same thing.....some times it boots.....everything is oke....testing....games......no problems...but sometimes not even the bios won't start.....i'm starting to think that it is my PSU....since i have to give to cpu 1.45V to be stable at 3 ghz....and the GPU fan at 70%.....Here are the PSU Output Specifications:

+3.3V-30A +12V1-14A
+5V-28A +12V2-15A
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Max.Pow:140W Max Pow:348W


Total Power 400Watts........

So......what do i need the change???Is my e6420 too hard to oc....or the PSU won't give the juice???

Please Help......Thanks in advance....and sorry for the bad english....
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Sounds like an unstable overclock.

If it was your PSU, it most likely would have hit is max sustained out put, then would shut down your computer instantly after a little while of Crysis.
though your PSU is a little underpowered for the rig.

Also, Ortho's should be run for about 24 hours for it to be stable.
    
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Anyway....for 2X8800Gt in sli...and an q6600 it isn't enough is it???I wanna buy another 8800gt....and a cpu...also....what do you recommend....E8400.....or q6600 for games???i'm planning of overclocking them too....

But tommorow i wanna buy something.... so i found this... http://www.triware.it/ebay/lc-power/850w/photo4.jpg
It should do the job???
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I would get an E8400 and as for the psu I think that ones fine.
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First off, no your current PSU cannot power that upgraded rig.

For the PSU, take a look at this list, and see if one matches what your willing to spend. You will want something with at least around 50-60 total amps across the 12 volt rail's.

As for the CPU, it really is a toss up, if you think you can overclock the Q6600 to 3.4-3.6 and above then I would go with that, other wise, an overclocked ghz E8400 would be just fine. Personally I love my quad, as I spend more time multitasking than I do gaming.
    
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If the Psu is fine.....how come i can't make it stable???((((

I saw a person with the same mobo....and it had the cpu at 3.4ghz......so at least i'm not down with the mobo....but i can't still make it stable....and 2.1 ghz sucks...((


Ah yeah....in some games...with oc'd gpu gives me "driver stopped responding"....
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Thank you trueg.....so.....if i'll buy this...http://www.triware.it/ebay/lc-power/850w/photo4.jpg should be enough even for my next plans???i mean...2X8800gt....q6600(i'm multitasking too alot).....some neon modding....and 2 case fans???
Edited by UnderXxX - 6/12/08 at 9:34am
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post #8 of 16
That psu should be fine. Also when it says "driver stopped responding" it means that your oc on your graphic card is unstable. You should test it out with http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads...Tool_0.26.html
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flaming but I really hate when people buy all of this good hardware and they go with a really crappy PSU...if they would of just got one better the first time, you would never have this problem.

And if you really want to make sure everything runs fine, get something like this PSU, although I have no idea where u live and order your parts, just search for it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

Sry link does work, you added a bunch of dots after the link
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That psu should be fine? Also when it says "driver stopped responding" it means that your oc on your graphic card is unstable. You should test it out with http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads...Tool_0.26.html
No, it means that there is a driver issue with the game.

I get that a lot in STALKER, it is an Nvidia issue, patch the game to the latest version, and get the latest drivers from Nvidia's site, and that might fix it.

To get it stable, first read about some of the settings folks have, there is a whole P5N thread in the "Intel Motherboard" section.

All I know is:

CPU voltage will be around 1.4, keep the RAM at stock voltage, speed, and timings, with a 2T command rate (till you get the CPU stable).

Set the RAM to "Unlinked" mode.

you may have to boost the FSB voltage, and NB voltage. Again, read the thread on your board for better info and more specific stuff.
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flaming but I really hate when people buy all of this good hardware and they go with a really crappy PSU...if they would of just got one better the first time, you would never have this problem.

And if you really want to make sure everything runs fine, get something like this PSU, although I have no idea where u live and order your parts, just search for it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

Sry link does work, you added a bunch of dots after the link
I agree, the absolute worst thing you can do is get a substandard PSU.

You might as well save up and get a nice PSU that is at least 700 watts, and made by a good maker, because power consumption is only going up, there really are no new groundbreaking standards, and in the end buying a $120 700 watt PSU is cheaper than getting a $50 450watt PSU, then 600 watt $75, then maybe a $100 650watt one.
Edited by trueg50 - 6/12/08 at 9:38am
    
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