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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.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1552011/2-power-supplies-bad-in-8-weeks-need-a-recomendation-please-help
http://www.overclock.net/t/1286457/anyone-encountered-this-before-anti-surge-protection-was-triggered-on-a-asus-p8z77-v
http://www.overclock.net/t/1529767/asus-p8z77-v-le-anti-surge-protection
http://www.overclock.net/t/1460215/asus-anti-surge-goes-off-only-with-new-card
http://www.overclock.net/t/1282471/asus-anti-surge-triggered-help-please
http://www.overclock.net/t/1521211/anti-surge-protection-triggered-all-downhill-from-there-help
http://www.overclock.net/t/1541381/cm-psu-coil-whine-and-system-reboots-advice-please
http://www.overclock.net/t/1496748/anti-surge-detected-on-new-build
http://www.overclock.net/t/1493566/help-power-surge-detected-anti-surge-triggered-to-protect-the-system-from-unstable-power-unit
http://www.overclock.net/t/1272268/asus-anti-surge-protection
http://www.overclock.net/t/1525844/is-my-psu-showing-symptoms-of-near-failure-how-can-i-test
http://www.overclock.net/t/1407487/asus-anti-surge-was-triggered-to-protect-system-from-unstable-power-supply-unit
http://www.overclock.net/t/1507581/help-asus-anti-surge-was-triggered-to-protect-system-from-unstable-power-supply
http://www.overclock.net/t/1463508/asus-anti-surge-protection-being-activated-during-far-cry-3
http://www.overclock.net/t/1543084/potential-issues-with-rmad-silverstone-st-1000g-evolution
http://www.overclock.net/t/1387214/power-supply-problem-or-just-asus-anti-surge-acting-up
http://www.overclock.net/t/1541218/low-voltage-reading-on-my-12v-rail
http://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.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1552011/2-power-supplies-bad-in-8-weeks-need-a-recomendation-please-help
http://www.overclock.net/t/1286457/anyone-encountered-this-before-anti-surge-protection-was-triggered-on-a-asus-p8z77-v
http://www.overclock.net/t/1529767/asus-p8z77-v-le-anti-surge-protection
http://www.overclock.net/t/1460215/asus-anti-surge-goes-off-only-with-new-card
http://www.overclock.net/t/1282471/asus-anti-surge-triggered-help-please
http://www.overclock.net/t/1521211/anti-surge-protection-triggered-all-downhill-from-there-help
http://www.overclock.net/t/1541381/cm-psu-coil-whine-and-system-reboots-advice-please
http://www.overclock.net/t/1496748/anti-surge-detected-on-new-build
http://www.overclock.net/t/1493566/help-power-surge-detected-anti-surge-triggered-to-protect-the-system-from-unstable-power-unit
http://www.overclock.net/t/1272268/asus-anti-surge-protection
http://www.overclock.net/t/1525844/is-my-psu-showing-symptoms-of-near-failure-how-can-i-test
http://www.overclock.net/t/1407487/asus-anti-surge-was-triggered-to-protect-system-from-unstable-power-supply-unit
http://www.overclock.net/t/1507581/help-asus-anti-surge-was-triggered-to-protect-system-from-unstable-power-supply
http://www.overclock.net/t/1463508/asus-anti-surge-protection-being-activated-during-far-cry-3
http://www.overclock.net/t/1543084/potential-issues-with-rmad-silverstone-st-1000g-evolution
http://www.overclock.net/t/1387214/power-supply-problem-or-just-asus-anti-surge-acting-up
http://www.overclock.net/t/1541218/low-voltage-reading-on-my-12v-rail
http://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.
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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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.
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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 - http://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 - http://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.
Thanks
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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Surge protection Turned back on with out issues.

1. Set the BIOS back to Default settings and still getting the error. The error is not related to an Over clock if not done correctly can cause the Power Surge Issue. The Power on and reset switches on the front of the case stopped working. The reset switch on the front of the case never worked. (new CaseLabs Magnum8 Double wide). Bad electrical wires or a hardware issue.
2. Could not find any bare wires completely broke down the computer.
3. Issue found. Just above the System Panel connector (On switch, Reset, HDD LED, PLED) there is a capacitor. The capacitor was very loose. Could lift it up with out any effort. The cap was not tight on the mother board. Removed the cap it has numbers on top of the cap cannot read them.

Booted the computer to BIOS and turned ***on*** the Anti Surge Protection. Booted to Desk Top. Booted back to BIOS and reset the BIOS for a 4.4 Ghz O.C.. Been running for 2 days no issue with Anti Surge protection. The other issue could have been the settings in the BIOS for the over clock 4.4 Ghz. Made a lot of changes in the BIOS.

Conclusion 2 probable.

1. Loose cap on the mother board causing an issue at least with the reset switch and after 4 months the on switch.

2. A very poor over clock. Have the over clock re set in the BIOS at 4.4 Ghz CPU LLC at Medium/ 140% made a number of other changes to voltages. The first Over Clock was very poor due to my lack of knowledge over clocking:rolleyes:. The Anti Surge Protection probably saved the hardware from being damaged.

3. Any company making mother boards cannot produce 100 percent of the mother boards with out a mistake.
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I feel by turning it off I'm risking my computer's 'safety'. I do have a brand new PSU, as said in this thread but I'm still wondering if it can't hurt to just try a few things out, and make a few phone calls?
 

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How do I determine if its one or the other. All the treads I'm seeing say disable it, but I can't tell if its a false positive or if something is actually wrong? Is there an error log I can view or a hardware test I can perform?
 

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Turn it off and if you still have problems its a hardware problem and not buggy software
 
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