Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Faulty power supply or something else?

23 Nov 2012   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Not really. However, a modular (or semi-modular, as I have), can really help towards a neater build and can aid airflow (and therefore cooling) because there won't be any (or as many) unused cables to tie back out of the way.

As regards PSU wattage, a decent PSU rated at 850W is capable of providing that amount of power. Contrary to some beliefs, the PSU only draws the amount of power that is required by the load placed upon it (plus a small overhead consumed by the PSU itself).

A cheap PSU, such as one that comes bundled with a case, might be rated at 500W but in reality is only capable of sustaining much less than that. In addition, the overhead consumed by the PSU itself will tend to be greater.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2012   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thanks youve all been a great help. Ill probably go with Corsair CX600, it looks like very decent value for a very small fee. Everywhere Ive looked so far lists Corsair products as one of top choices when picking psus. Although its not modular, I dont think Ill be having too many unused cords and wires for them to clog up the space and the airflow.

Once again, thank you and happy holidays!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

The CX600 is a good choice too, I was only looking at the ones on sale.

I have 2 modular PSUs and I love them! One only has the cables needed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Nov 2012   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Very good choice Losyak. If you do find a higher than 600W priced right buy it. No such thing as to much power. It's kind of like a care with 800 HP you can still drive around town with no problems. The horsepower is there but only used if and when needed. Their is a problem with modular power supplies. Once you use one your hooked. That is all you will ever use again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2012   #15

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Their is a problem with modular power supplies. Once you use one your hooked. That is all you will ever use again.
That is absolutely spot on and so true. I only ever look at modular power supplies for myself (except once when an - ENERMAX NAXN ENP450AST 450W ATX12V Power Supply was on sale for silly money and I stuck it in a media PC). I have a draw full of unused connectors in the nice case they provided to put the cables in.
Oh yeah hooked....
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Faulty power supply or something else?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Faulty Motherboard or Power Supply?
Hello, I've been having issues with my (old) gaming PC and I would like to either replace or upgrade the components but I'm not sure what the issue is. Here's a list of what happened: - 1-2 years ago I was experiencing BSODs on PC boot so I decided to check each ram individually to see if...
Hardware & Devices
Repeated crashing, possibly faulty power supply?
This is my computer: CyberpowerPC Stealth Raider 250 Desktop PC Intel Core i7 4790 (3.6GHz) 16GB DDR3 2TB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - I got this computer in November. I didn't used to have issues, but in the past two days my computer has been dying while gaming. It doesn't...
BSOD Help and Support
Bought new Power Supply Unit, won't power on. Did I buy the wrong one?
I have a Corsair CX430M PSU with 4 slots to connect in the back. CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - & bought a new Antec BP550 Plus PSU, which has 5 slots to connect to. Antec BP550 Plus ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Hardware Power Consumption-Picking a new Power Supply
Ok, so it's time again for me to pick a new power supply, however, I'm in need of some help determining the appropriate wattage for my hardware setup. AMD Phenom II X4 955 45nm AM3 GSkill Ripjaw X 16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24) Corsair TX750w (I dont think its the V2) ASUS...
Hardware & Devices
Can a faulty power supply course BSOD?
Hi Can a faulty power supply course BSOD? Thx
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:29.
Twitter Facebook Google+