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Hello,<br />
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I have an Athlon 64 (Venice) 3200+ running @ 2.4GHz. I also have a Sapphire X700 Pro 256MB running @ 455/395 (Stock was 400/350 I believe?) and I have an ASUS A8N5X as my motherboard.<br />
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Back a few weeks ago the chipset fan on the A8N5X crapped out, so I RMA'ed it (NewEgg) and got a new one. The new one came with a better chipset fan (so it seems) and now I have everything running the same.<br />
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Let's just say, when I am playing a game (so far just a certain game) for a period of time, and there are a lot of models on the screen being displayed, my computer will suddenly turn off. Usually I have to boot it back up myself, but sometimes the power still runs to the fans etc but the motherboard just cuts out.<br />
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What I need to know is, is this the motherboard overheating, the CPU overheating, or the video card? I am about to get a new heatsink and thermal grease to throw on the CPU anyway, so I can overclock it some more, but this problem just now creeped up, and it's getting really annoying and I am starting to worry something might start burning in here.<br />
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Mark
 

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Get yourself a temp monitor <br />
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<a href="http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html" target="_blank">http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html</a><br />
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Then download Orthos<br />
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<a href="http://sp2004.fre3.com/beta/beta2.htm" target="_blank">http://sp2004.fre3.com/beta/beta2.htm</a><br />
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Then download rthdribl v.1.2<br />
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<a href="http://www.daionet.gr.jp/~masa/rthdribl/" target="_blank">http://www.daionet.gr.jp/~masa/rthdribl/</a><br />
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Start up everest and go to the sensor page, open up Orthos and run StressCPU and see if your CPU temps goes above 50C<br />
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Then run rthdribl and see what temps you get on your GPU
 

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All temperatures stayed very well under 50C.<br />
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One question, what is the AUX field under the sensor page?
 

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I'd look at the PS RE: the power issue. Check the rails for stability.
 

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Computer has been down all day, sorry mates; but I got a power supply tester and it turns out the power supply is fine.<br />
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Anyway, last night it kept failing on high loads, so I finally just turned it off and left if off for the night. I come in during the morning, and it starts up, then turns right back off. Well, I then got this power supply tester and it shows that the PSU is just fine, and sure enough, I tinkered with my hard drive's jumpers (just to screw around) and I plugged it all in, and voila, it starts. Then I put my case back together, and try to turn it on. Same problem, so I go through some diganostics aka I would leave the front light of the case unplugged, or unplug a case fan, etc. I took out both case fans, and now it will start and stay on just find (at least for now.)<br />
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Ever heard of anything like this? Case fans knocking off the PSU?
 

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Test a PS under load, your results with the "PS Tester" may be flawwed if it's being done on a "cold no load" test.
 

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It's one of those cheap ones that you just plug the PSU into it and it displays the LED's either Green/Yellow/Red depending on what kind of voltage (I guess) it is receiving.<br />
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Anyway, do you think I should just get a new PSU? I don't think I will get a Rosewill again; I have seen many of their models with super-bad reviews.
 

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The best way toi test is with a meter, extend a SATA or 4 pin moldex out of the case keeping it closed up as much as possible, run a load test prog for about an hour then test the rails. 5% varation is acceptable but for OCing/stability 3% is preferable.<br />
A good PS is a great investment!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">The best way toi test is with a meter, extend a SATA or 4 pin moldex out of the case keeping it closed up as much as possible, run a load test prog for about an hour then test the rails. 5% varation is acceptable but for OCing/stability 3% is preferable.<br />
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</div>How much do these "good" ones cost? <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Download Speedfan and take a screenshot of its main screen and we can look at your PSU voltages for any issues : <a href="http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php" target="_blank">http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php</a></div>
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Some very good ones can be had for $50ish on up<br />
A very nice Forton (well respected brand) 450w w 2x 18a 12v rails $52<br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954</a><br />
Sunbean NUUO 450 2x 12v rails 18a & 16a<br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817709002" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709002</a><br />
A bi higher up the cost factor.. mid range cost..<br />
Sunbeam NUUO 550 $75<br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817709003" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709003</a><br />
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Many others for more too... do you have a budget?
 

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Too bad I don't have 166 dollars for that nice Thermaltake. Thanks a lot Duke.
 

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If that voltage data is reported correctly your fine with those. Provided they don''t go lame under a long full load test with the case closed up.
 

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How about: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153023" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023</a><br><br>
Nice reviews, but how do the voltages look to you (whoever is reading this post.)<br><br>
Thanks for the input.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">How about<b></b>: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153023" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023</a><br />
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Nice reviews, but how do the voltages look to you (whoever is reading this post.)<br />
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Thanks for the input.</div>

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</div>Note the 12v+ spec, it has 1, 12v+ rail of 18a. 18amps won't cut it, you want the 12v= rail or rails to add up to at least 24a with 1 vid card and 36 with two cards for good stability.<br />
The Forton I posted is probably the best and most reasonable priced PS there is in it's range, tops in quality too.<br />
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NOTE, don't go by just the "watt" rating... the 12v+ rails are a better indicator if it's strength.
 

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Which is why I asked you for your input. Thanks mate!
 
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