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Sooo.. I've noticed when I start pushing my rig really hard at first the lights in my room dim for a moment then go back to normal...

Is this a problem, or just a product of an energy serge?
    
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Watcha mean?
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post #3 of 18
A surge would result in brighter lights for a brief moment.

It sounds like your power supply and the lights are on the same circuit, and that circuit might either be really old with weaker standards, or it might be pretty heavily loaded.
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are you in an old house or apartment?
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Check the fuse?
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That only happens when i use my 1100w Vacuum to clean the interior of my car..

Maybe plugging your computer on another wall socket?

Edit: Like all the lights in my house gets dim for a brief moment, and returns back to normal..
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post #7 of 18
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A surge would result in brighter lights for a brief moment.

It sounds like your power supply and the lights are on the same circuit, and that circuit might either be really old with weaker standards, or it might be pretty heavily loaded.
Yeah, I meant the surge of power required by the computer if that makes any sense.

Can this cause a fire or anything? I'd hate to burn the house down...
    
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That only happens when i use my 1100w Vacuum to clean the interior of my car..

Maybe plugging your computer on another wall socket?

Edit: Like all the lights in my house gets dim for a brief moment, and returns back to normal..
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post #9 of 18
Old/overloaded electricity ring - check what the current limit is on the ring and find out what's running on it.

Your psu is probably having to work really hard to keep everything regulated as well

edit: and no, I can't see it setting anything on fire
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Yeah, I meant the surge of power required by the computer if that makes any sense.

Can this cause a fire or anything? I'd hate to burn the house down...
I doubt it would cause a fire. If anything, it would just trip the circuit breaker (or blow a fuse if you have actual fuses instead of circuits with switches).

I see the lights dim for a moment when the central air conditioning unit turn on. Or, when my dad turns on a very high-powered power tool out in the garage.
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