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Windows 7: Is it possible my PSU is Maxed out

25 Mar 2013   #11
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If it was running fine at 4.7xxGHz and you bumped it up to 4.8xxGHz and that is when the problem started, I would say that is the problem. Also, the default settings for IntelBurnTest is 10 passes(or it was for me), you might try that. I've read that is the least amount of passes you should run, and set it on Standard or better. That addresses the stability of the CPU, but not the CPU and GPU's together. I would probably take it back to your last stable OC and see if you still have the problem. That small bump up in frequency isn't the difference between your PSU being enough and not being enough.


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25 Mar 2013   #12
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I used that PSU calculator and got 602 Watts MIN and 652 Watts MAX. I still don't think your PSU is being overworked. I would bet on the CPU OC before the PSU.
I got 675 with capacitor aging 20% takes 800 watts

thats odd well if it isn't the psu im going to strees the motherboard and see what happens i just cleaned it out so i am going to clean it again let you guys know what is going on

I turned it off and jumped on the other computer in the house to make this post get back to you

That is a good PSU with quality capacitors. I would not think capacitor aging would come into play - it should be able to handle your load. Not to say that there isn't something faulty with your PSU - if it is not being cooled properly it could shut down for over temperature.
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25 Mar 2013   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Is it possible my PSU is Maxed out-tommys-psu-calc.jpg
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
This is what I got using all the spec I found in your My specs. 729W allows for 25% overhead of the minimum 679W, as you see it recommends the very PSU you have.
I have one of the PSU testers Alan suggested, they only measure no-load output, not at a load the system puts on it. I'd stay away from any "no-name" PSU, no matter how long the warranty is, Ultra is a Tiger Direct house brand.
The Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, etc have good. clean and stable output.

From your GPU website:
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500 Watt or greater power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express® connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® connector recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
(Red highlight is mine)
AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB PCIe | VisionTek ATI/AMD Radeon Graphics Partner

There are these tests to run:
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Hard drive(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
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RAM (memory):
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If you haven't yet, email Corsair for a RMA, if approved you'll sned your bare PSU back and they'll return a brand new one, with another cable set.
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25 Mar 2013   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Well after opening and cleaning everything looked good untill i took my radiator off and it seems that the screws are stripped which is odd i don't put much stress on it

The temps were fine but i am going to replace it due to the situation of the radiators condition

i will go ahead and look for a new one and see if i can get 10 passes with the same Oc

if it passes i would like to think maybe my waterblock gave out or something also will metion when i was using the AI SUIT it gave me a centegrade error on my GPU when playing darksiders it never did that before

then not to long after that it gave me a socket centergrade warning if it isn't the PSU and the OC could be the board giving issues and the cpu socket wasnt even hot but the GPU with darksidesrs goes to 85 right away
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25 Mar 2013   #15
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Tommy, here is a snippet of IntelBurnTest as I run it. Sometimes I choose custom and make it use more RAM, but at the least, they recommend 10 passes at the standard level.

Is it possible my PSU is Maxed out-intel-burn-test-settings.jpg


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25 Mar 2013   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

How does a waterblock give out? Was it leaking? I would question the pump before the waterblock.
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25 Mar 2013   #17
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
How does a waterblock give out? Was it leaking? I would question the pump before the waterblock.
That is probably what he meant since the pump and waterblock is essentially one piece.
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25 Mar 2013   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yep that's exactly what he meant.
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26 Mar 2013   #19
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@K-Brady I use that exact same Intel Burn test it passed

I am going to re run it again I just finished getting it up and running and I changed the pump to a new pump same one and my temps got a lot better also I changed my fans im going to let it run for about a hour and start doing stability test

I will run Intel burn test in intermediate blocks start off with 2 ,4,6,8,10 in that fashion i'll let you know if it fails in between those test thanks again for your help

I put one screen shot of my core temp im going to run cinebench and see how much my cpu heats up

I bought 2 of these as well Bundled for 30 bucks for 2 cheaper that way and lot of static air flow


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26 Mar 2013   #20
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@K -brady strange strange strange

I went to run Cinebench and I was left frozen ?????

I dropped it back to my original speed but really it froze I'm starting to think either this chip is tripping or my board might be acting funny I ran cinebench on 4.7 it ran through but didn't look like it went through smooth like it normally does kinda choppy now

Ran 6 passes with IBT still strong will continue with 8 and 10 in a bit if they run then it isn't the OC I would say after 6 passes i'm solid but the test moves on
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