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That explains why its getting warm at the base under heavy load now that I've gone to SLI.

How do I check the ring? Isn't it all on one big 220 volt line or something?

I was an electrical engineer in another life.

We have switches, no fuses.
    
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It's getting warm because you're requiring more power from the PSU.

Can you try other outlets for your system?
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post #13 of 18
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Yes, let me figure out how to reproduce it easily then I'll switch it to the other socket.

I have it on a surge protector with everything else plugged into it. Would it be ok to just move the PSU to the other socket without the surge protector?
    
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
That explains why its getting warm at the base under heavy load now that I've gone to SLI.

How do I check the ring? Isn't it all on one big 220 volt line or something?

I was an electrical engineer in another life.

We have switches, no fuses.
Check your circuit breaker - it will have multiple switches, probably rated at 15A and 30A for a total peak draw of around 60A. Suffice to say your pc should be on a ring that isn't already oversubscribed.

edit: an UPS would ease the problem, actually
Edited by fluxlite - 4/2/11 at 2:13am
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Yes, let me figure out how to reproduce it easily then I'll switch it to the other socket.

I have it on a surge protector with everything else plugged into it. Would it be ok to just move the PSU to the other socket without the surge protector?
For this, absolutely. I mean after all, it's not like you're going to leave it that way for more than a few minutes or a few hours (or a few days).
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post #16 of 18
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Still happens on the other socket, but it doesn't happen to any other lights in the house

I think my room shares the line with just the central air.
    
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If the lights are dimming for a brief moment, then they are on the same circuit. They have to be.
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This happens when the fans in my computers are revved. LOL.
Edited by Volvo - 4/2/11 at 8:20am
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