Originally Posted by MCoolU;11935154
i've been searching for days and i can't find an answer. My computer keeps shutting down when i'm playing video games and i keep getting a power surge notice. today i noticed that my CPU is at 141W when at stock speed of 3200 Mhz. my motherboard says it supports up to 140W CPU's. the AMD 1090T is supposed to be at 125W right? then why is mine so high? i also turned on cool n quiet in Bios and when in idle my CPU is at 800Mhz and at 61W. Can someone help me please? I'm hoping i don't need to get a different motherboard.
A few points:
- Using something like Hardware monitor to determine how much wattage your CPU is actually using is innaccurate at best. Don't worry about this reading. It's not important. If your CPU is at stock speed/volts, rest assured your mobo should be just fine. You're focusing too much on an arbitrary number that likely isn't correct, and likely isn't the root of the problem.
- Cool n quiet is -supposed- to clock your CPU down to 800mhz. Again, the wattage being shown for this speed is a rough indication. Pay no attention to it, but rest assured it's much lower than it is at load. This is a good thing.
-Does it ever get these "surges" while it's just idling? What piece of software/hardware is telling you you're getting a "surge"?
If it only occurs while playing games.. well.. sounds to me like you're overloading your PSU. I'd stop playing games until I got the new Thermaltake back from RMA.