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no no hang on....he said his sound started stuffing up then it went from there...the exact same thing happened to me when i flashed my bios on my old mobo. Sound in BF2 started crackling, next my LAN port started dropping out, next minute i couldnt event get into the POST screen, turns i had downloaded one of the dreaded, extremely rare, corrupt bios flash files.

However, thermaltake psu's are poo. They have 12v rail Amperes of around 18A on average when the required minimum on high end graphics cards today is about 24A or more.
    
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Sound messed up..... etc.

Then he replaced his motherboard! Still same problems.

It's a good point that you brought up, but I think we can safely disqualify it, since he replaced the MoBo, eliminating (most likely) the BIOS flash issue (unless he used a, very rare, incorrupt BIOS file on both the old and the new board).

I still suspect the PSU.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
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

thnx for the input. its actually cheaper where i usually go, hah
im thinkin the antec
    
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post #14 of 18
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thnx for all the input

yea.... im not sure what happended

on my old board, it could have been a corrupt BIOS, but the whole board was pretty flakey in general

i just used the stock bios in the DFI board, so i assume it was ok...

but yea.... im gunna check on the psu rails tomorrow probably when i get one of those things.... but i kinda thing the issue is on one of the mobo connectors, and i dont wanna risk shorting soemthing by connecting the wrong points on the back of mobo
    
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UPDATE:


so, i figured i'd take a look at our house server we have (just a desktop) to see what psu it has to try a swop

its a pos.... powmax400W, so i just put in 1 dim of ram my OS 2HDs and the agp
and windows booted!!
i know i prob shouldnt put a load on it.... i really wanna play gtasa... hah
can i f*ck up my components if i play on it with that PSU?

also, i put my 'faulty' PSU in the server and it booted
but then again, the server is a p3 700 so, im thinkin thats why it was ok

thoughts?
should i just buy the antec 550W suggested on p1?
    
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post #16 of 18
You definately have a faulty PSU, and I do highly recommend a new PSU. The Antec would definately be a good choice: reliable, enough power, and stabel volts.

I would not recommend the PSU from the server for your main rig. Dispose of your old PSU, return the one you use now to the server and buy a new one. You'll be better of in the long run.

And yes, depending on what type of failure, in the worst case scenario, a failing PSU can cause damage to other components.

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UPDATE 2:

so, a couple weeks and ~$300 later, it pretty much works
yay
hah

i think i just need a reformat now... hopefully
it was good and i played gtasa for about 20 min... but then it crashed....
serious error....
im gunna reformat and hope its all fixed
    
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post #18 of 18
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Q

is this hardware or software?

restarts and says:

system had recovered from a serious error

BCCode : d1 BCP1 : B13B50BC BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : BAA8D9B3 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 1_0 Product : 256_1

C:\\WINDOWS\\Minidump\\Mini042706-01.dmp
C:\\DOCUME~1\\USER\\LOCALS~1\\Temp\\WER4.tmp.dir00 \\sysdata.xml
    
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