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needa
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Default Signs of PSU failure ? - 03-20-2009, 15:43 | posts: 6

I have a MB ASus P5Q premium (intel P45) , 8800 GTX XFX , q9540 with Creativ X-FI sound... I experience sound crashing.. one time the computer on reset doesn't boot up (I had to switch the PSU on/off) , I had graphical artifact one time and crash... , and after another sound crashing the BIOS got reset. All of these totaly random once per 3-4 hours, only when i play intensive CPU/GPU games.
I started with these when I upgraded the CPU and the MB. My PSU is noname 500W.
Should I change the PSU with one of 650 W ? these are signs of not enough power from the PSU ?

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Default 03-20-2009, 16:01 | posts: 3,033 | Location: Sheffield UK

Replace psu with quality named psu corsair/ocz/seasonic/coolermaster etc.
   
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Default 03-20-2009, 16:19 | posts: 1,785 | Location: Kent, UK

I 2nd that. No point in having a decent setup and power it with a crap PSU, only leads to problems like you have especially during intensive tasks.
   
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Default 03-21-2009, 04:53 | posts: 314 | Location: Québec City - Canada

PC Power&Cooling all the way, from 500W to anything you want depending on your future upgrade......
   
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Default 03-21-2009, 11:17 | posts: 6,346 | Location: Glass City

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Originally Posted by needa View Post
I have a MB ASus P5Q premium (intel P45) , 8800 GTX XFX , q9540 with Creativ X-FI sound... I experience sound crashing.. one time the computer on reset doesn't boot up (I had to switch the PSU on/off) , I had graphical artifact one time and crash... , and after another sound crashing the BIOS got reset. All of these totaly random once per 3-4 hours, only when i play intensive CPU/GPU games.
I started with these when I upgraded the CPU and the MB. My PSU is noname 500W.
Should I change the PSU with one of 650 W ? these are signs of not enough power from the PSU ?

Thank you.
are you ocing anything by chance?
   
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PSU: HX1050
Default 03-21-2009, 16:35 | posts: 2,499 | Location: UK

Also before you dive right in and buy a new one is it not possible to borrow a friends perhaps and try it in your rig, preferably a more powerful better branded PSU see if you can reproduce the problems.

And like maxfly has asked, if your OC'ing might wanna kill it and see what happens
   
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Default 03-21-2009, 17:01 | posts: 4,269 | Location: MI, USA

I mean, if you are putting a lot of stress on your computer and thats the only time it crashes, I would take a wild guess and say the psu. If its a no name ( like everyone else has said ) get a new one... this one would probably do fine if it is the psu.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
   
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Default 03-26-2009, 19:38 | posts: 241

I also think it's the PSU. In my old computer I was experiencing artifacts when gaming on 7600GS with some crappy PSU. I learnt the PSU had fried some part of it and that was it. The next first thing I got upgraded was my PSU even before GPU or CPU. Luckily I managed to get my GPU changed from the seller. But like the previous poster mentioned borrow a better PSU and check it out. I doubt the artifacts go away but atleast the restarting problem shouldn't be no longer be an issue.
   
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PSU: Tagan BZ Series 1100 watt
Default 03-26-2009, 19:51 | posts: 830 | Location: michigan

I have been very happy with my ABS power supplies.
My q6600 machine runs the 800 watt tagan, and my i7 runs the 1100 watt version.
never a problem and they look great to boot.

One of my beefs with a lot of the better PSU units is that even though they are good they are ugly in a nicely modded case. If looks don't matter the plain ABS units are the same guts and work just as well.

I will also second the pc power and cooling units. I have heard nothing but good about them, but they, like the ABS units are not cheap. but either way a good PSU is a good investment and will usually last a couple platforms, or more.
   
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Default 03-30-2009, 10:52 | posts: 6

Thanks a lot for all your replays , I changed the PSU but didn't help... I took back to the retailer my Asus P5Q Premium mother board , the processor (q9450) , and the ram kit. They made an Bios upgrade and they say now its fine , indeed I read on the Asus site that their bios upgrades "enhanced compatibility with yorkfield core processors" .. maybe this was the problem , I go today to take them back and to remake my system.
After that If still I have problems I will come back here for some advices regards stability.

P.S.
I didn't make and overclocking... all problems I had were on BIOS Default settings.
   
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Default 03-31-2009, 15:06 | posts: 6

It appear that the BIOS update and the new chipset drivers from Asus were the solution for me... now the system is rock stable... no problem after 1 day of testings
   
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Default 03-31-2009, 19:08 | posts: 2,499 | Location: UK

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It appear that the BIOS update and the new chipset drivers from Asus were the solution for me... now the system is rock stable... no problem after 1 day of testings
Cool. Hopefully your all sorted then, am i right in assuming that you didnt buy a new PSU and your old one is running fine?
   
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