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I havn't found a thread in here that answered my Q, so here we go

after days and days of painful component testing and the lack of gaming, i think my PSU is fucttttttt

basically, my comp turns off like 2 seconds after i turn it on with only mobo, proc, graph card, and ram

i think the PSU is faulty.... worked for about a year... but i guess its done
is there a way i can test it myself? like some electronics tester thing?

thermaltake says itll be like 4 weeks before they send me a new one with shipping to and from Cali (in in Toronto Canada)

here is a link to the thread when i thought it was the graph card screwing me
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...-shutdown.html

any help would be lovely
    
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Use a multimeter to read voltages; there is an excellent FAQ on that :
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/41945-...age-rails.html

Also, maybe you can borrow a PSU from a relative/friend to test your rig?

On another note: did you try flashing your C-MOS?

Hope this helps!

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Originally Posted by Chozart
Use a multimeter to read voltages; there is an excellent FAQ on that :
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/41945-...age-rails.html

Also, maybe you can borrow a PSU from a relative/friend to test your rig?

On another note: did you try flashing your C-MOS?

Hope this helps!

Good luck
aight... i think have an old one lying around somewhere, ill give that a try

and ill try borrowing a psu.... ill just run the min, cuz i think i can only get my hands on a 350W .....

btw, right now, i cant even get into the BIO, but yea, i have manually flashed the c-mos

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Did the trouble start right after you flashed BIOS?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
Did the trouble start right after you flashed BIOS?
.. no

it was kinda messed up

first my onboard sound died
then my comp started locking when i played games
then it wouldnt boot and cuz the onboard sound died... i thought it was the mobo..... so being an idiot, i just went out and bought a new mobo
that worked for like a couple boots.... but still crashed in games....
and now it wont even boot
    
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post #6 of 18
Thermaltake makes junk power supplies. It's dead. I'd say get a nice one from FSP or Antec or Sunbeam. Those are good brands to replace your old one.
post #7 of 18
Sounds like PSU or RAM. If you have more than one stick of RAM try using only one at a time and switching it around to different slots. If that doesn't do anything try using a different PSU.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire
Thermaltake makes junk power supplies. It's dead. I'd say get a nice one from FSP or Antec or Sunbeam. Those are good brands to replace your old one.
really?
i thought the one i got was aight?
are there reviews that back u up i can read?
also, any suggestions on while models from those brands u rec.?
    
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post #9 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RyGuy
Sounds like PSU or RAM. If you have more than one stick of RAM try using only one at a time and switching it around to different slots. If that doesn't do anything try using a different PSU.
i tried swapping ram dims... same issue

the only dif, is that if tehre is 1 ram dim and the vid card it will kinda turn on

but if there is 2 ram dims, it wont..
so i dunno

i hope its just the psu at this point....
    
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I looked of a couple of reviews, but could not find more than the type like: "hey it looks coold and it works when I turn it on, so it gotta be good". However, requirements for members of this forum go beyond normal, since we OC to no limits, drawing unparalelled power from any PSU the Thermaltake is just not up to the tast (user experience).

Recommended are:
Antec True Power 2.0 550W ATX12V V2.0 SLI 120MM Fan Power Supply $108.82 CAD (Solid PSU, no modular system - which I prefer!)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=ANTEC

Hiper Type R 580W ATX12V V2 24/20 Pin Blue Power Supply 120MM Blue LED PCI-E W/ Detachable Cable $149.98 CAD (Good power, nice modular system, although again I prefer non-modular, since the connectors add extre resistance)
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=HIPER

I could not find the next one on a Canadian website, but it might be worth to look for it, since it is popular here:
Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550-US-BK ATX12V/ EPS12V 550W Power Supply 100-120V CE, UL (CUL), TUV, CB, FCC, FIMKO, SEMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO - Retail $79.99 (US Dollars!) (Populare here, although I don't like its low efficience (below ATX12V Spec!!, proven solid PSU though and modular).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709004

Personally, I'd get the Antec TPII for your PC
    
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