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Alright time for another rant slash information thread and this one is about the infamous Asus Anti-surge.
Asus Anti-surge is meant to protect your hardware only problem is it causes way more problems than it ever solves.

So almost every single week there is someone aksing if his/hers hardware and/or PSU is broken since Asus Anti-surge has kicked in and what they should do about it, often someone that dont know how broken Asus Anti-surge is is going to tell that he/she should test or RMA or return the PSU and/or other hardware, but in reality there is probably nothing at all wrong with any of the hardware as the problem really is the Asus Anti-surge giving off false alarms left right and center.

So here is my advice to everyone that ever get an Asus Anti-surge warning turn that broken mess off there is probably nothing wrong with any of your hardware.
Just a few of the thread with users having problems with Asus Anti-surge (Click to show)
https://www.overclock.net/t/1552011/2-power-supplies-bad-in-8-weeks-need-a-recomendation-please-help
https://www.overclock.net/t/1286457/anyone-encountered-this-before-anti-surge-protection-was-triggered-on-a-asus-p8z77-v
https://www.overclock.net/t/1529767/asus-p8z77-v-le-anti-surge-protection
https://www.overclock.net/t/1460215/asus-anti-surge-goes-off-only-with-new-card
https://www.overclock.net/t/1282471/asus-anti-surge-triggered-help-please
https://www.overclock.net/t/1521211/anti-surge-protection-triggered-all-downhill-from-there-help
https://www.overclock.net/t/1541381/cm-psu-coil-whine-and-system-reboots-advice-please
https://www.overclock.net/t/1496748/anti-surge-detected-on-new-build
https://www.overclock.net/t/1493566/help-power-surge-detected-anti-surge-triggered-to-protect-the-system-from-unstable-power-unit
https://www.overclock.net/t/1272268/asus-anti-surge-protection
https://www.overclock.net/t/1525844/is-my-psu-showing-symptoms-of-near-failure-how-can-i-test
https://www.overclock.net/t/1407487/asus-anti-surge-was-triggered-to-protect-system-from-unstable-power-supply-unit
https://www.overclock.net/t/1507581/help-asus-anti-surge-was-triggered-to-protect-system-from-unstable-power-supply
https://www.overclock.net/t/1463508/asus-anti-surge-protection-being-activated-during-far-cry-3
https://www.overclock.net/t/1543084/potential-issues-with-rmad-silverstone-st-1000g-evolution
https://www.overclock.net/t/1387214/power-supply-problem-or-just-asus-anti-surge-acting-up
https://www.overclock.net/t/1541218/low-voltage-reading-on-my-12v-rail
https://www.overclock.net/t/1491543/random-shutdowns-2-month-old-build

There is a whole sea of threads on other forums on the internet as well about the same problem so its a very common but no less annoying.

Now in some cases it actually works like its intended so while its buggy it sometimes work and the PSU might be broken, so turn off Asus Anti-surge but if you still have problems then it might be a hardware problem.

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Alright time for another rant slash information thread and this one is about the infamous Asus Anti-surge.
Asus Anti-surge is meant to protect your hardware only problem is it causes way more problems than it ever solves.

So almost ever single week there is someone aksing if his/hers hardware and/or PSU is broken since Asus Anti-surge has kicked in and what they should do about it, often someone that dont know how broken Asus Anti-surge is is going to tell that he/she should test or RMA or return the PSU and/or other hardware, but in reality there is probably nothing at all wrong with any of the hardware as the problem really is the Asus Anti-surge giving off false alarms left right and center.

So here is my advice to everyone that ever get an Asus Anti-surge warning turn that broken mess off there is probably nothing wrong with any of your hardware.
Just a few of the thread with users having problems with Asus Anti-surge (Click to show)
https://www.overclock.net/t/1552011/2-power-supplies-bad-in-8-weeks-need-a-recomendation-please-help
https://www.overclock.net/t/1286457/anyone-encountered-this-before-anti-surge-protection-was-triggered-on-a-asus-p8z77-v
https://www.overclock.net/t/1529767/asus-p8z77-v-le-anti-surge-protection
https://www.overclock.net/t/1460215/asus-anti-surge-goes-off-only-with-new-card
https://www.overclock.net/t/1282471/asus-anti-surge-triggered-help-please
https://www.overclock.net/t/1521211/anti-surge-protection-triggered-all-downhill-from-there-help
https://www.overclock.net/t/1541381/cm-psu-coil-whine-and-system-reboots-advice-please
https://www.overclock.net/t/1496748/anti-surge-detected-on-new-build
https://www.overclock.net/t/1493566/help-power-surge-detected-anti-surge-triggered-to-protect-the-system-from-unstable-power-unit
https://www.overclock.net/t/1272268/asus-anti-surge-protection
https://www.overclock.net/t/1525844/is-my-psu-showing-symptoms-of-near-failure-how-can-i-test
https://www.overclock.net/t/1407487/asus-anti-surge-was-triggered-to-protect-system-from-unstable-power-supply-unit
https://www.overclock.net/t/1507581/help-asus-anti-surge-was-triggered-to-protect-system-from-unstable-power-supply
https://www.overclock.net/t/1463508/asus-anti-surge-protection-being-activated-during-far-cry-3
https://www.overclock.net/t/1543084/potential-issues-with-rmad-silverstone-st-1000g-evolution
https://www.overclock.net/t/1387214/power-supply-problem-or-just-asus-anti-surge-acting-up
https://www.overclock.net/t/1541218/low-voltage-reading-on-my-12v-rail
https://www.overclock.net/t/1491543/random-shutdowns-2-month-old-build

There is a whole sea of threads on other forums on the internet as well about the same problem so its a very common but no less annoying.

Thanks for the info. Now, how do i go about turning it off

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Thanks for the info. Now, how do i go about turning it off
Just leave it on if you are not having problems with it, but if you ever get a warning about Asus Anti-surge turn it off its most likely a false alarm.
Otherwise you turn it off inside the BIOS.

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You haven't actually said what problems it causes other than saying it causes them.

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You haven't actually said what problems it causes other than saying it causes them.
Its built into the PCB from i understand so the reason why it gives off false alarms is because of faulty sensors on/in the motherboard.
That is how i understood it but i an not an expert so i might be wrong.

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Thank you the clarification, I'm a very new ASUS user so I haven't had any issues yet but I'll keep this in mind. thumb.gif

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My next motherboard is not going to be from Asus because of this, i dont feel like buying from a company that has some of the worst RMA in the world and also install buggy and broken stuff into their motherboards.

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Honestly the only reason I've got an ASUS board is because is because I got it £20 off retail and because it's black and gold (Which is my preferred colour scheme), I've primarily used ASRock in the past. tongue.gif

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Hi guys/girls.
Just my two cents.
I had the Asus anti-surge error message a few weeks ago (see my original thread here - https://www.overclock.net/t/1541381/cm-psu-coil-whine-and-system-reboots-advice-please
In my case, it definitely was a faulty PSU, and in this case the anti-surge message was actually helpful to me.
So it was not a false alarm in my case, and I haven't had any messages since I RMA'd the faulty PSU.
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Hi guys/girls.
Just my two cents.
I had the Asus anti-surge error message a few weeks ago (see my original thread here - https://www.overclock.net/t/1541381/cm-psu-coil-whine-and-system-reboots-advice-please
In my case, it definitely was a faulty PSU, and in this case the anti-surge message was actually helpful to me.
So it was not a false alarm in my case, and I haven't had any messages since I RMA'd the faulty PSU.
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Yes it does work sometimes but more often then not its false alarm.
So i still say turn off Asus Anti-surge and if there is still problems after turning it off there might actually be a hardware problem.

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