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Default 06-11-2009, 15:19 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

ah I see...glad it's been removed then since I responded to it...thought it was a troll
   
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Default 06-13-2009, 15:17 | posts: 4

Just had a major issue with my psu it was an akasa850w. built the pc about 2months ago, only thing i didnt update was the psu. its only about 8months old so thought id be ok untill the 4890x2's came out and id be forced to upgrade it anyhow.

so sat playing eve on thursday and out of the blue came this almighty bang and the pc went off. tried a few things, fuses etc and nothing from the psu or pc. picked up a cheap 850w just to see if the psu had taken anything with it. now when i turn the psu on, power is getting to the mobo, but as soon as i hit the mobo's power switch the psu and cpu fan take a short spin and stop. the mobo shows no signs of any damage but there must be some.

once i pcik up a new mobo will be looking for a high output psu, needs to run 2 4890x2's as well as hd, cdrom and dvd writer. thought about the 1500w xclio greatpower

just wondered if anyone knows what its like and if its up to the job

Zeb

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Default 06-13-2009, 16:17 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

you may just need to clear the CMOS jumper to get it to power up...don't think I'd just assume that the motherboard is damaged though as it could be other things. If CMOS doesn't work then remove any data cables from the mobo and all cards except the GPU and RAM and see if it'll power up or beep at you
   
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Default 06-13-2009, 16:35 | posts: 4

already tried to clear cmos. have tried powering up with just the cpu fan and ram attached, still looks like its starting then just dies off after a split sec, no beep.
the board show no signs of any damage at all.
   
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Default 06-13-2009, 17:01 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

ah ok...well need to make sure the replacement PSU is ok...see if it will power up and stay on by itself by jumping the green wire on the 24-pin to ground. Beyond that there's not much to try other than mobo and CPU outside of case and just one stick of RAM I forget to mention and if that doesn't work then yeah it's probably the mobo.

The XClio Greatpower 1500 is pretty much the same as a Thermaltake Toughpower 1500
   
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Default 06-13-2009, 19:00 | posts: 4

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The XClio Greatpower 1500 is pretty much the same as a Thermaltake Toughpower 1500
am i right in thinking that the Xclio 1500w Thermaltake 1500w and Xigmatek 1500w psu's are basicly the same?

also are they just rebadged or made using cheaper parts etc?
   
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Default 06-13-2009, 21:37 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

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am i right in thinking that the Xclio 1500w Thermaltake 1500w and Xigmatek 1500w psu's are basicly the same?

also are they just rebadged or made using cheaper parts etc?
well they are all a little different and I'm not familiar enough with the 1500W units to know what the differences are between the TT and Xigmatek and the XClio's are a bit of an unknown at all the wattage levels. Generally the Xigmateks are trimmed out nicer than a Toughpower and better grade caps but lower grade fan and noisy fan controller settings. As near as I can tell the XClio's are built the same as a Toughpower except has a wire fan grill instead of stamped out of the housing but they skip some quality control steps on XClio day at the factory and the incidence of DOA and infant mortality in the first couple months is higher.
   
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Default 06-14-2009, 10:49 | posts: 4

Thanks for the reply, ill spend teh extra 20 and get the Xigamatek one over the Xclico. last thing i need is anymore psu issues.
the psu being fauilty kinda makes sence now looking at everything thats happened. the pc that it was in before this one had 2 hd failures and the board is now back at gigabyte being repaired for an odd fault of not being able to see gpu's that are plugged in.
   
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Default 06-14-2009, 12:59 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

yeah I would too...the only XClio Greatpower I've seen the insides of is a 750W model and the TT version has like 5 more quality control stickers inside and out and also three permanent ink marks on the three heatsinks that may indicate something being checked on the TT that isn't on the XClio. Did notice a higher number of problems with the XClios right from the start too...not bad or abnormal number really but higher than seen with the TT's given that they've sold a lot more of them...anyway g'luck
   
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Default 07-01-2009, 01:37 | posts: 6

Hi, I searched on google and on this forum but couldn't find someone with a similar situation. Then some users told me to reply to this thread.

This is my problem: whenever I plug try to start my computer, there is a squealing noise that lasts less than a second coming from my PSU and the computer doesn't start- a few things turn on for an instant but then it goes quiet. However, when I disconnect the PSU from the motherboard and jump it there is no squealing and the PSU is able to power all of my case fans and the DVD drive.

In short: connect PSU to motherboard = squealing, jump the PSU = no squealing.

I tried disconnecting everything, leaving just the motherboard and HD connected normally and the same squeal occurred.

The last time my computer was on I was testing an overclock with prime95. I checked on it after 20 minutes, left, then came back 20 minutes later and the computer was off. Temperatures were normal and safe after the first 20 minutes.

Here's my current setup:
5200+ Windsor
MSI K9A Platinum
XFX 4870 1gb
Thermaltake Purepower 500W
2GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2

I'm thinking that this is either PSU or motherboard/CPU related. Has anybody else experienced something like this?

Thanks.
   
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Default 07-01-2009, 05:39 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

hmm well yeah either PSU or mobo/CPU related as you say. I'd start with the PSU and hope that's it.
   
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Default 07-01-2009, 07:41 | posts: 6

Thanks for responding.

Definitely trying the PSU first, as I was planning an upgrade in that department anyway.
   
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Default 07-05-2009, 20:49 | posts: 190 | Location: lahore

aoa
okay psu gurus ineed a query solved i need a 347 w wattage and my current psu is at 300w its the one in not to buy list but it has helped me for two years even on 8600gts but what the hell its got to go
so what do u suggest i go for there is a guy selling uised cm 400watt power supply should i go for it or another seventeam 420watt and also 350 poweremniics one too
so what should i do
reall appreciate ur help guys
   
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Default 07-06-2009, 00:50 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

well the Seventeam 420 sounds like the best option out of those. This would do too:

http://www.lynx-india.com/index.php?productID=6527
   
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Default 07-06-2009, 12:52 | posts: 190 | Location: lahore

thanks man but its used here are the pics if u could tell me should i buy it looking at the condition the cm one is good but in second hand
why not cooler master 400w i mentioned plz reply thanks alot buddy
anywhere in pakistan i know its pain but means alot to me
heres the pics
seventeam
http://images.upload2world.com/get-7..._com_lfvue.JPG
http://images.upload2world.com/get-7..._com_lfvue.JPG
powrenimcs
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/6531/dsc00283x.jpg
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8373/dsc00294eby.jpg
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5502/dsc00286fig.jpg
   
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Default 07-06-2009, 15:10 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

CM rates those low-end models ~50W higher than the maker, so that'd be a 350W unit and you said you need 347W hehe.

I don't know anything about the PowerNics brand. It appears to be more than just generic junk but I don't know who makes them. Without that info I'd still say get the Seventeam yep. If you like the PowerNics better and it has a not bad reputation in Pakistan then you probably won't do much worse with it then the Seventeam and maybe even better but I just can't say.
   
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Default 07-07-2009, 10:58 | posts: 190 | Location: lahore

i got this psu from ser4ver pc of 450watt byNMB technologies is it good for my demands one thing i know its damn heavy
   
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Default 07-07-2009, 14:36 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

I don't know anything about it.
   
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Default 07-08-2009, 00:20 | posts: 19,764 | Location: US East Coast

I'd like to know how these lists were created. You've got 3 brands on the list of recommendeds that I've seen cause complete system failures in every use of...i.e. Hiper, Seasonic and InWin. You've also got a PSU brand on the list of "Brands to Avoid" that in 14 years of building computers, I've never seen fail....and I've used 2-3 DOZEN of them...i.e. AGI. I've even got 3 systems up and running right now that are using AGI power supplies....2 that are going on 5 years up and running, and 1 that's going on 3 years up and running.
   
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Default 07-08-2009, 02:43 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

I have no list of recommended brands...only models. AGI didn't make the list of brands to avoid without some consideration to the okish low-end rebadged FSP's and HEC's they sell...it remains due to lesser models. If you don't like it then make your own list.
   
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Default 07-09-2009, 04:46 | posts: 6,346 | Location: Glass City

heya Mak, im looking for a solid replacement for my low/mid level builds. i had been using the enhance enp-5150gh for these builds but the only place that carries them now is directron and only sporadically($65+sh). so ive been looking for a solid replacement in the $50 range. these are the two that have caught my eye.
PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS420X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703017
and
Antec Basiq BP430 430W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371023
which of those do you think i should go with?

P.S keep up the good work this thread is a great resource for the forum!
   
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Default 07-09-2009, 15:07 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

hmm well building for someone else to use brings different priorities than building for yourself. I'd probably go with the Silencer...the build quality is better known and tested over time than the Basiq which I don't know much about. I assume it's probably just a rebadged Delta GPS model but maybe not.. The 400W Enhance might be another good choice for that.

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-E5140GH
   
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Default 07-10-2009, 00:48 | posts: 6,346 | Location: Glass City

cool, much appreciated. ive had great luck with enhance so ill probably go with that model vs the silencer.
   
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Default 07-11-2009, 00:58 | posts: 19,764 | Location: US East Coast

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I have no list of recommended brands...only models. AGI didn't make the list of brands to avoid without some consideration to the okish low-end rebadged FSP's and HEC's they sell...it remains due to lesser models. If you don't like it then make your own list.
And you still failed to tell me how exactly those lists were created....or who they were created by.
   
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Default 07-11-2009, 02:59 | posts: 4,197 | Location: Eugene, Oregon

And you still fail to see the obvious nature of the lists...and who made them. Really I think you should make your own list with your own criteria and then maybe you'll figure out how a list is made.
   
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