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A lot of people seem to have issues with this psu failing after a few months.
Use it until you can save up for a nice one.
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Use it until you can save up for a nice one.
I'm pretty paranoid about the psu failing and taking my shiny new parts with it
    
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post #63 of 96
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Shocking development

I tried jump starting the apevia psu with it hooked up to 2 fans, and it worked well. It didn't trip the circuit breaker like it was when it was hooked up to the computer. The only thing I did differently was unplugging everything else from the surge protector. I'm thinking of hooking it up to the computer with nothing else plugged into the surge protector. Yes or no?
    
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post #64 of 96
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Good news, bad news.

The good news is that with nothing else plugged into the surge protector, the pc posted and worked fine.

The bad news is that it only worked fine for about 10 minutes, then the breaker tripped again.

I don't know much about power, but I guess that means that either the surge protector or the outlet itself doesn't have enough of it to power the pc for more than a few minutes.

I figure I can try moving it to a different outlet, and if that doesn't work, I'm thoroughly ****ed.
    
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post #65 of 96
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IT LIIIVES





I love where I mounted that tricool. Keeps my ****eo card nice and cool.

I'll take some brigher pictures tomorrow.
    
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First thing to do, is remove those blue heatsink covers that say Gigabyte and Ultra Durable. They kill airflow through the heatsink fins.
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First thing to do, is remove those blue heatsink covers that say Gigabyte and Ultra Durable. They kill airflow through the heatsink fins.
But they make the look D:

Also, what's a good temp monitoring program? I have coretemp for my cpu, but I want to monitor everything because I'm paranoid like that.
    
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post #68 of 96
HWmonitor is handy for monitoring just about anything.
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HWmonitor is handy for monitoring just about anything.
Thanks bro
    
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post #70 of 96
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Also, what's a good temp monitoring program? I have coretemp for my cpu, but I want to monitor everything because I'm paranoid like that.
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HWmonitor is handy for monitoring just about anything.
I use multiple programs, as HWMonitor doesn't read my CPU temps correctly - it's usually out by about 15*C. Not sure how it'll behave on a P45 chipset, it might be better. I use RealTemp for the CPU, and HWMonitor for everything else (GPU, HDDs, chipset...)
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