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How would YOU know I had a bad PSU?!

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How would anyone know it was my PSU that was bad? I had previous problems with an old EVGA 570 that died and I RMA'ed. Now this one is giving me problems but different ones.

Everything was fixed after a new evga 570 and a fresh install of windows 7. At least I thought so.

It started when i noticed random color dots flashing around the screen when watching video files. I was like ***. Ok I can live with that. I load up Dead Space, black artifacts flashing at random places and graphic spikes sticking out of the wall. Lighting would black out, or transparent artifacts on top of the floor or wall. ***. I load warhammer dawn of war and fallout new vegas. NOTHING.

I figuredi would pop a new PSU in there and what do you know. ALL the problems are gone. ****SO FAR****

So how does old games that do not stress your video card and video files show signs of deficiencies but yet newer games and high demanding show nothing is wrong???

I have graphs of the OCCT 12v readings durring stress testing. I would have said my Neopower 550 (old) looked better than the Earthwatts 750 (new). Both attachments are of OCCT3.1 power supply stress test.

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Just a side note that any software 'psu readings' are complete crap, you could likely draw a graph in ms paint that would be more accurate.
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To answer your question, run prime95 along with furmark in windowed mode. keep HWmon open and keep an eye on the vcore, 3.3v and 12v lines. If powersupply is not sufficient you will notice a major drop in all voltages not to mention prime95 crash and furmark artifacts. Be careful, do this for too long with a bad psu and you will fry your system.
And the latest games are not always more resource hungry than the older games. Some old games are really of heavy load.
    
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I will have to try that in the future sometime.

Is there a reason why you would say that beers? When you have a system drawing a load. No matter what it may be. It is not ideal so there will be some voltage drop in the source. All OCCT is monitoring is volts. The only way I can see these readings as unreliable is if the circuitry monitoring the voltage is unreliable, or there are dips and spikes in between the points in time of measurement.
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