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Hey guys, I've recently upgraded many many parts in my system. Including the GFX card a few months back to a GTX260 that I overclock very hard. I then got a new CPU from the Q6700, to the Q9650 and run it at 4.0 Ghz or higher allll the time. I now have upgraded to some more power hungry Corsair Dominators 2x2GB PC2-8500C5D Ram. and all this upgrading I need a better PSU.

So over a month ago I got the PCP&C 750w Silencer Quad as that should be enough to go SLI if I ever choose to on my GTX260.

My Question is that I bought it a while ago, it's still NIB. But I've yet to install it as I've been very very busy with my hectic life.. It's now past the 30 day return for newegg.com.

How Can I test my PSU to ensure it will work without hooking it up to my system and my Motherboard? or should I just jump in there and pull the old out and get started and finally put this bad boy in? Once I install it and have more power. I'll be pushing for 4.3 Ghz on my CPU.

I just want to make sure it's ok before I do all the work to install it and have it be a DOA.

Let me know. Thanks!

p.s. is the only way a Multimeter?
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post #2 of 13
Eighter test it on a old setup if possible, if not short the green wire with any black wire on the psu and use a multimeter to check the output.
Though it seems a bit unneccessary, I'm sure you can hook up that psu directly to your rig. The chance of failure with a quality psu is very slim imo.
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post #3 of 13
the pc p&c 750w psu has more than enough juice to run your system rock solid with your overclocks.

My sig rig is running 2 gtx260's sli'd with the e8400 @4.0ghz same HD and cooler as you since i built it in June. Haven't had any issues with power at all.


Also bnib for PC P&C psu's have the quality control test sheet included. You should be good to go, and the failure rate is going to be very very low.
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
I got the PCP&C 750w Silencer Quad as that should be enough to go SLI if I ever choose to on my GTX260.
That power supply can sustain 750w all day long at real world temps. I think you're fine
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Thread Starter 
ya I don't think I'll have any problems with the amount of power. I just don't want to install and have it not work. but I think it will probably be ok. as they are a great PSU brand.. also i see we have the same setup. but I do have a Quad Core. thats a decent bit more power. but I'm sure your second GTX260 covers that. lol. Thats why I got the PSU I did after seeing many many people running SLI 260's and having no problems.

Thanks guys. I just put my corsair dom's in last night, and I think I need to just get busy and install this new PSU today.

So last question, when installing a new PSU. should I take everything out of my system. like the RAM, and GFX Card from the board and then add the PSU and turn it on just to test it. or should I just add it right to it and leave everything in there. is there any safety precautions other than the usual that are only present during a PSU install I should worry about?
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Not necessary to remove any parts other than your old psu. As always, make sure you ground yourself and even then, avoid touching any electronics due to possible electrostatic induction.
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post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
cool, Thank you for the fast response. I've had this thing forever and never installed it. I'm going to finally do it today.

Thanks for all the help. I'll post back and let you all know how it goes. and you'll see my new CPU OC's soon..
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post #8 of 13
I think you'll be fine, but you can calculate your CPU power needs with this:
http://extreme.outervision.com/tools.jsp#cpuoc
then guesstimate your gfx card wattage, times two for SLI
add in everything else your system uses
and then look on the test sheet for your power supply and it will tell you how much wattage they were able to get out of the +12v rail.
    
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post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
I've done one of those before. and my Corsair HX520 was not enough.

Anyways guys, Just reporting back to let you know that all went GRAVY BABY.

I just finished installing and setting it all up. This PSU was bigger than my old, and non modular. so was a little difficult. and now I don't have my bottom mounted fan. so far it's not effecting the temps.

Everything went fine, and this PCP&C PSU is rock SOLID!
right now I've just ran about 25 minutes of Prime in Blend mode with the new PSU. at the same voltage that used to fail before in minutes. and It's been going strong for almost 30 minutes now. and still going at 4.0 Ghz with 1.288v at full load. and load temps on this baby at 4.0 Ghs are 45 40 41 41. I have a feeling that my old PSU was causing all my problems.. I'll be Oc'n this baby farther later on tonight.

Thanks!
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post #10 of 13
nice!!! you do have a rockin system. That PCP&C psu is gonna last you a while
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