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Thermaltake Tough Power 750W Dying?

post #1 of 6
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Well I've asked this before but I think my power supply is going to blow out on me soon even though one person says it's okay. It's like a ticking time bomb waiting to blow up my whole system, at least that's what I'm thinking.

When I had it running with my older system the voltages where displayed as:

DRAM Voltage [1.904V]
3.3V Voltage [3.072V]
5V Voltage [4.944V]
12V Voltage [11.760V]

But if anyone is interested in the specs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153036

Basically quad 12V rail 18A each frown.gif.

The Ram voltage displayed is wrong for my old system, the real voltage needed is 2.2V, my 3.3V is 3.0V, my 12V dropped to 11.76V. Now I've swapped my old system to a Sandy Bridge system.

But I'm getting weird stability problems on my Sandy Bridge system even when reverting back to stock speeds and voltages. When I'm playing games the game gets a sort of microstutter with sound and videogame graphics. The sound would cut in and out and I would see the in-game stutter for a good 5-7 seconds. This happens randomly when playing games. And when it does happen I hear this weird sound, you know how they test your hearing in elementary school? You hear those sharp beeps? Yeah, that's what comes out of my headphones when the game stutters in graphics and the sound cuts in and out; so I will hear a beep beep beep and microstutter and sound cut-out goes away. Sometimes my Swiftech pump sounds like it's going to cut out, it usually has a solid hum but it will hum and then sound like it's going to shutoff and then come back on.

At stock speeds, overclock speeds, normal/stock voltages, and overclock voltages I get random BSOD on startup. The errors are not the same each error is different like Bad Pool Caller, Bad Pool Header, Referenced Memory at 0x081X could not be read, and other random messages. The messages are not the same each time.

Memory Dump sample:
http://i.imgur.com/5Sj4U.png

It says it's a VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT but further info says ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE.

I kind of doubt it's a driver problem. If it was it would be consistent but as the BSOD's aren't consistent I don't believe it's a driver problem. To eliminate the problem of thinking it's the memory I did two full passes with Memtest 3.5A and there are zero errors. The only conclusion I come to is that it's my power supply slowly dying as the voltages are way out of spec already. Even at stock speeds/voltages my load time into Windows 7 is a bit slow. It takes a bit to get to the login screen. But my Windows 7 Pro install is pretty new, I reformatted and reinstalled only a week ago since Sandy Bridge came out.

Sitting idle the tower draws 186-189W of power from the wall. At full load it draws about 400W of power from the wall. I know these measurements because I have a Kill A Watt P3 to measure it.

Take note that this PSU is about 4 years old and has been used in my old OC rig for 4 years for about 24/7. Granted this is a TT PSU, it's not the best PSU in the world mad.gif. Anyone ever experienced this?
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post #2 of 6
Your PSU is a CWT PSH, aka same thing as the Corsair TX750 except with +12V OCP enabled.

Your problem is likely not caused by the power supply. I mean, it's theoretically possible, but I highly doubt it. Morel likely your memory.
post #3 of 6
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Yes, I understand. I will keep testing memory but I doubt it is the memory. Even when I run the memory at JEDEC Specs 1333 1.5v 9-9-9-24 I get the same problems of random BSOD and unstable at stock.

But this is what Asus Probe keeps reporting to me since I got Sandy Bridge up and running.

[01/17/2011 at 05:59 pm] Vcore 2.040 Abnormal
[01/17/2011 at 05:59 pm] Vcore 1.328 Normal
[01/20/2011 at 12:32 am] +12V 0.000 Abnormal
[01/20/2011 at 12:32 am] +12V 12.000 Normal
[01/20/2011 at 07:26 pm] +12V 3.072 Abnormal
[01/20/2011 at 07:26 pm] +12V 12.000 Normal
[01/23/2011 at 08:21 am] +5V 7.720 Abnormal
[01/23/2011 at 08:21 am] +5V 5.040 Normal
[01/23/2011 at 09:14 am] +12V 0.576 Abnormal
[01/23/2011 at 09:14 am] +12V 12.000 Normal
[01/24/2011 at 05:55 am] +3.3V 0.000 Abnormal
[01/24/2011 at 05:55 am] +3.3V 3.312 Normal
[01/25/2011 at 10:58 pm] +5V 8.280 Abnormal
[01/25/2011 at 10:58 pm] +5V 5.040 Normal

But when I did have problems with OCZ DDR2 Ram before with bad memory sticks the games I played just directly crashed with BSOD and there was no noise cut out or microstutter in games.
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post #4 of 6
Asus Probe is worthless crap software relying on poorly calibrated sensors. Worthless.
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Okay, I bought PSU tester. When it arrives I will test it.
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post #6 of 6
What PSU tester? It's probably best to cancel that order and just get a $4 digital multimeter: http://www.harborfreight.com/7-function-digital-multimeter-90899.html
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