need advise on strong and verry good power suply

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  1. Zer0K3wL

    Zer0K3wL Banned

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    basicly i got some issues.
    like texture flickering for example.
    or getting idea i got minor artifacting.
    due to weak power suply.
    my gfx card is't working in low power mode atleast.
     
  2. Makalu

    Makalu Ancient Guru

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    The Antec TPtrio 650 isn't too weak unless something has gone wrong with it. Do you have a multimeter that you can use to check the voltages with?
     
  3. Zer0K3wL

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    no dont got 1 heck i dont even known how to use it tbh.
    i do known readings are like.
    [​IMG]

    also +5.0 shows like 4.992
    system can also lockup like playing quicktime altough i dunno if thats normal.
    and used have locksup playing games + viewing wmv vid in media player 11
    with old setup m2n-sli deluxe amd athlon dual core x2 5200+ @ 2,6 ghz

    altough
    <---- on my left is my current spec as old mainboard died i basicly upgraded.
     
  4. Makalu

    Makalu Ancient Guru

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    Well it's not uncommon at all for Speedfan and other software monitors to get the 12V measurements wrong...your other rails appear fine...quote here from the Speedfan FAQ

    If you can borrow a multimeter from someone I can give you links describing how to use it. Or boot into your BIOS and see what it measures the voltages at (although again not as accurate as a multimeter).

    I think the odds are pretty good that your PSU is ok...usually it's the 3.3V or 5V rails that go bad first. It's probably a software issue or possibly a bad graphics card if you are getting lock-ups running low-power 2D applications like Quicktime and MediaPlayer.
     

  5. Zer0K3wL

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    they show same pattern basicly
    like 11,800
    4,992
    3,200

    funny thing card gets hot like up to 80c
    with 100% fan
    in antec 900 case quite good air flow basicly to.
    and with atitool artifact i dectect nothing.
    with crysis i dectect nothing @ all either.

    ofc my gfx avg temp is like 67 to 70c most off the time.

    my psu only like 1 year and half year old nearly.
    for as far if read psu gets weaker defiantly after 1 year i mostly off the time have pc on 24/7 also asswell.

    edit:
    Electrolytic capacitor aging. When used heavily or over an extended period of time (1+ years) a PSU will slowly lose some of its initial wattage capacity. We recommend you add 20% if you plan to keep your PSU for more than 1 year, or 25-30% for 24/7 usage and 1+ years.
    from http://www.extreme.outervision.com/powercalc.jsp

    edit2: my card is from asus heck why i doubt my card is faulty
     
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  6. Makalu

    Makalu Ancient Guru

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    Ok well 11.8V is much more acceptable than 11.25 like Speedfan was reporting...it's within the tolerance range that the components connected to it are designed to expect.

    Really, if you have no issues running Crysis but you do running other things then I think it's safe to rule out either the PSU or the GPU as the problem...it's probably a drivers or Windows issue. I would start with a fresh Windows installation.
     
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    tryit everything already basicly except new psu not like got friends that can lend me there psu to check if its psu also.

    also my ram tested like 2 nights in row before basicly 2x 8 hours a night
    basicly had 0 errors there either
     
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  8. Makalu

    Makalu Ancient Guru

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    Yeah I've seen what ExtremeOutervision says about capacitor aging and I don't think much of it. Most units won't start to fade until after several years in my opinion...it depends mostly on how much time they spend under what temperature conditions. Even so your PSU has so much overhead room with the system it's running that I don't think capacitor aging will ever be an issue.

    Crysis is as much (if not more) of a load on your PSU as any other game...it's not logical that your PSU would work with it and not with another.
     
  9. QuadCannons

    QuadCannons Ancient Guru

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    I also wouldn't put much faith in that article. My 350watt Antec Smartpower is 4 years old and my system (as listed in my specs) is running fine.

    Your card may be Asus but even name-brand cards go bad. If you have a Best Buy/Fry's/Circuit City/Staples near you then they accept returns within 30 days even if it's opened. Go get a new videocard and/or PSU and do some testing.

    It could be a case of a bad PSU slowly killing the components too.
     
  10. Zer0K3wL

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    hmmm just google'd a bit

    Any power-on or system startup failures or lockups. <--- but lockup only

    Spontaneous rebooting or intermittent lockups during normal operation. <-- just locking up

    Intermittent parity check or other memory-type errors.

    Hard disk and fan simultaneously failing to spin (no +12v).

    Overheating due to fan failure.

    Small brownouts cause the system to reset.

    Electric shocks felt on the system case or connectors. <-- on case in past
    basicly static

    Slight static discharges disrupt system operation.


    symptoms can have basicly the 1 i mark with <--- if had rarely

    anyway even if so what 850+ wat psu would requimed ofc with good amps asswell

    http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=31105&seqNum=12 link i found the info
    oh yeah my whole system collects tons off dust each time to cleaned it again today ofc
    but there spots ofc where i cant even get to remove the dust basicly
     

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    You might want to try uninstalling and removing the sound card and repeat the things that have been giving you problems to see if that's causing the problems. Also try to think of any programs or drivers that you installed around the time the problem started that may be the source of it.
     
  12. hossdaddy

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    here is the power requirements for your video card, based on the BFG 8800gts OC model;

    "A 475W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 32A or more *Minimum system power requirement based on a typical PC configured with an Intel® Core™2 Extreme X6800 processor"

    that psu should be more than enough for your system. You should take the psu to a local shop and have them stress test it. If it fails I would recommend one of the corsair psu's like this one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004

    GL!
     
  13. Zer0K3wL

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    i wonder if its normal.
    attached my external hard drive on usb.
    copy'ng 28 gb takes 8 hours @ 1,37 mb/s
    @ begining real fast. then becoming slower.
    hmmm also if i do speedtest while @ it my internet speed drops from 2150 KB/s normal to 81 KB/s
    while my internet is't being stressed @ all.
    neither my cpu is peeking out 100% or anything

    either my mainboard is the root cause.
    not able handle all stress or my psu is really gotten to weak
    due collecting way to much dust
     
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