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post #1 of 20
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i was playing dead space and all of a sudden the pc shut off and i had to unplug the PSU for 5 seconds before the LED On my Mobo would even turn on. it done this last night too so it has to be Mobo or PSU. i played dead space for like half an hour earlier today without any problems so im confused.


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Insufficient data. Do you have a spare PSU?
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Insufficient data. Do you have a spare PSU?
no only my OCZ
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this guy is having the same problem as me http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...Stream-Pro-600...

it is still under warranty until sometime this year so im good to go with that just wondering if i should contact OCZ and get RMA going
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post #5 of 20
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i just had a friend test it with a PSU tester and it passed with flying colors so its something else.
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post #6 of 20
Not necessarily. PSU testers are pretty poor for the most part, basic v-sense circuitry with little precision, and it can only test that voltages are in spec when the PSU is at 0 load.
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Your graphics cards could be pulling more power than your PSU can put out which could be causing your computer to shut off.
     
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post #8 of 20
You should have enough power to run that setup, so you end up with one of 3 possible causes:
1: An AC glitch, one or 2 seconds of bad power can be enough to upset your rig, even with active PFC and a full set of AC filtering.
2: The motherboard glitched
3: Thermal shutdown.

I think it's most likely 1. I've had several occasions where something has tripped some protection or another in the PSU, all it takes is unplugging for a minute so the standby circuit drains out for the protection circuits to reset and it's back to normal. For me I think it's when the elderly refrigerator and my even older electric heater decide to switch at the same time.
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post #9 of 20
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it turned out to be the 8800 VRM overheating as soon as o dropped in my GX2 no more shutdowns even in dead space for 4 hours ran fine i never seen a card do that before is it normal?
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post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Not necessarily. PSU testers are pretty poor for the most part, basic v-sense circuitry with little precision, and it can only test that voltages are in spec when the PSU is at 0 load.
he has an industrial grade one he told me it putts at least 70% load on each rail.

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Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
Your graphics cards could be pulling more power than your PSU can put out which could be causing your computer to shut off.
only running one at a time and i was using the 8800GT at the time.


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You should have enough power to run that setup, so you end up with one of 3 possible causes:
1: An AC glitch, one or 2 seconds of bad power can be enough to upset your rig, even with active PFC and a full set of AC filtering.
2: The motherboard glitched
3: Thermal shutdown.

I think it's most likely 1. I've had several occasions where something has tripped some protection or another in the PSU, all it takes is unplugging for a minute so the standby circuit drains out for the protection circuits to reset and it's back to normal. For me I think it's when the elderly refrigerator and my even older electric heater decide to switch at the same time.
actually 1 and 2 are the moste likely my mobo has a burnt up trace on the fan controller and my house was built in the 70's so could be circuit overload too.
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