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i was checking my email and all of a sudden i lost picture and my video card fan went to 100% and the PC was completely locked up i rebooted and all seems fins should i be worried? temps are fine 48C on video card and 29C on CPU
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yeah it should be ok
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Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post
yeah it should be ok
i wonder what happened
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
i wonder what happened
Looking at your sys specs. IMHO Your psu is strapped for pwr, its stretched to the limit or beyond.

Here is the spec for your sig psu.
http://www.ocztechnology.com/images/...age_charts.jpg

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product...00_gx2_us.html

2-25 amp 12v rails= 504 watts or 42 amps max power draw.
Keep in mind nvidia recommends the gx2 needs 197 watts minum. Or the very minimum 580 watts total system power. You might be over a bit?
Now add up all the wattage your drawing from the those 12v rails.
I'm sorry you should have done the math long before you installed the gx2.
IMHO looking at your sig your using 700 watts of current on a 600 watt PSU.

I'm hoping you have a different psu in there and forgot to change your sig.
OCZ is a fair PSU. If it starts giving you fits(resets, BSOD, APP Hangs). You will have to basic trouble shoot it. Easy enough to do.
Edited by DrFPS - 1/13/11 at 6:57am
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Hi philhalo66.

A system shutting down like that can be caused by high temperatures, so regularly check them to make sure they are reaching acceptable levels. As DrFPS said, this may also be a sign that your PSU is struggling. Make sure all power cables are correctly connected in the system, no loose ones. Is this a recent system build, or has the system been setup and running without issues (with the above PSU installed) for some time now?

If you have not experienced this problem since, like I said, just keep an eye on the temperatures and give the fan on the card a little clean (use some compressed air if you can). Also give your system a clean whilst your in there, it's always good to keep the inside nice and clean.

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It was probably Windows Experience rechecking the rating.

Did your view revert back to the older styles of Windows?
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I really wouldn't worry about it unless it keeps happening.

It's not the PSU, as the amount of power draw when just browsing in Windows is going to be really low vs. what you'd see when gaming ... and I'm assuming you can successfully game, or you'd have mentioned that you can't, right?

My machine has froze up for no apparent reason from time to time as well, typically when I'm not doing much of anything (Firefox is often open, though, at the time it happens). I just restart and go about my business. Not worth worrying about unless it starts to happen often, IMHO.
    
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I really wouldn't worry about it unless it keeps happening.

It's not the PSU, as the amount of power draw when just browsing in Windows is going to be really low vs. what you'd see when gaming ... and I'm assuming you can successfully game, or you'd have mentioned that you can't, right?

My machine has froze up for no apparent reason from time to time as well, typically when I'm not doing much of anything (Firefox is often open, though, at the time it happens). I just restart and go about my business. Not worth worrying about unless it starts to happen often, IMHO.
it died it was a sign of failure, and no im out 120 bucks the seller gave me a hard time and only gave me 40 bucks back :/ so now i got no card at all
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