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Not really sure where to put this...I'm about 90% sure it's the PSU as any combination of unplugging, turning off and on the PSU, using different power on buttons was fruitless. The fans never turned on when attempting to power on the computer.

I'm going to try and obtain a PSU tester, but was wondering if there's anything else I can do (I'll have to dig through my pile of stuff from getting kicked outta my wife's house, I may still have my ModXStream 500 lying around, at least then I can verify if it is in fact the PSU.

I was OC'd @ 4.7 GHz and 1.44 vcore, all three GPU's were at a modest OC, and I was folding. When I woke up yesterday morning to check temps, cores were all in the mid 60's.

I asked my mother (who has generously taken me in for now) if there was a power surge, or anything like that. She said no. I would have started ripping it apart last night but I was too angry to do anything constructive...and Wednesday is NCIS marathon evening lachen.gif

Thank you all cheers.gif
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How aout trying to jump start the PSU?
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It looks like PSU first since nothing is coming on. Not sure if such a CPU overclock and 3 video cards (moderately overclocked) were a strain on the PSU and it decided to give out.
 
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Here is a link on how..

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Originally Posted by Gunderman456;13215394 
It looks like PSU first since nothing is coming on. Not sure if such a CPU overclock and 3 video cards (moderately overclocked) were a strain on the PSU and it decided to give out.

Well, when one of the PSU's that OCN PSu Guru Phaedrus recommends is running my rig, i'd hope it wasn't the power draw...

Yeah, things happen, but I think the PSU had enough juice.

Thanks for the link to the "jump start" thread. I'm going to rip down the computer this evening and see if I can find any problems, then test the PSU
post #6 of 23
Check your circuit breaker lol. On a dead psu or on a near death psu I notice they still somewhat work in a way. Small light, fan turn on and off...ect ect ect.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mike44njdevils;13215504 
Well, when one of the PSU's that OCN PSu Guru Phaedrus recommends is running my rig, i'd hope it wasn't the power draw...

Yeah, things happen, but I think the PSU had enough juice.

Thanks for the link to the "jump start" thread. I'm going to rip down the computer this evening and see if I can find any problems, then test the PSU

NP...

I'm going to hit the hay, so i will not be able to help in 15 hours...

Good Luck..
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Originally Posted by KBcobra;13215561 
Check your circuit breaker lol. On a dead psu or on a near death psu I notice they still somewhat work in a way. Small light, fan turn on and off...ect ect ect.

inb4XFXhate

I'll check, but the surge protector is definitely getting power (Monitor plugged into it as well) and I changed around the plugs a few times to ones I KNOW work, so it's getting power...

XFX hate only goes towards the GPUs being released before ATi has drivers out for them (6770 what lachen.gif)
post #9 of 23
I would bet the ranch your Power Supply is dead. And with all due respect to Phaedrus, although the 750W PS was apparantly able to drive your rig for some period of time, I believe it did indeed eventually fail over time due to the stress of your system configuration. I would have recommended a little more overhead. If you wanted to you might still be able to smell the odor of from fried components inside the PS.

As to the "jumper" trick, it should work in this case but in a more ambiguous situation it would not provide the load required for a realistic test.
Edited by Albatross1991 - 4/21/11 at 9:28am
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Originally Posted by Albatross1991;13215837 
I would bet the ranch your Power Supply is dead. And with all due respect to Phaedrus, although the 750W PS was apparantly able to drive your rig for some period of time, I believe it did indeed eventually fail over time due to the stress of your system configuration. I would have recommended a little more overhead. If you wanted to you might still be able to smell the odor of from fried components inside the PS.

As to the "jumper" trick, it should work in this case but in a more ambiguous situation it would not provide the load required for a realistic test.

Should I pick up a PSU tester then? Also, I didn't smell the burned electronics smell...possible something shorted one of the PSU rails and the PSU now will not start up?
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