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Bad power supply? PSU clicks and computer turns off

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  1. Bioshock New Member

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    ok all of a sudden my computer turned off by itself, all i was doing was reading a webpage......if the computer boots at all, withtin 5 seconds i get a clicking noise from the PSU and the computer shuts back down

    the psu is about 4 months old, its a powerup 450 watt i got off newegg for this new system

    now i know i was pretty close to stressing it out to the max....so im thinking ive fried it

    heres my hardware:

    cpu - phenom 2 720be
    motherboard - xfx 8200
    ram - 4x1gb corsair xms2 dhx
    soundcard - xfi elite pro with breakout box console
    graphics - ati radeon 4850 TOP
    hdd - 2 wd 360gb
    optical - 1 dvd burner

    cooling isnt an issue, i have a nzxt guardian 921 case, w/ front rear and side fans, also i leave the side off my case.....zalman 9000 led cpu cooler

    keep in mind, the computer works fine with the radeon and xfi taken out......no problems at all up until an hour ago when it just off by itself

    edit: heres what everest is saying about my voltages.....those 12v cant be right can they? or is that normal????


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    thats sounds like a harddrive issue to be honest
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    Honestly .. i think youve taxed ur psu to the limit.
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    one of your hardrives might have a badsector, and if it decides to crash itll crash your computer
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    its not the hard drives, the computer works fine with my soundcard and graphics card taken out

    i took those out and it works fine, if i hook one more thing up the psu clicks like crazy and the computer shuts off withtin 5 seconds
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    ah i see, that wasnt in your initial information, theres mods out there to suck more power our of psu's but i wouldnt reccomend it, i think its timme to upgrade to something above a 700W cheap and powerfull i would reccomend a toughpower by thermaltake they can take abuse and actually perform above there predictied wattage
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    I'd invest in a quality psu
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    you would think the computer wouldve fried uring games, not lookin at webpages


    im on here at newegg lookin at these specials on psu's

    http://promotions.newegg.com/power_...ns.newegg.com/power_supply/040109/118x118.gif

    which one of these would you guys reccomend? im lookin at that raidmax 730w
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    Yeah, sounds like your PSU might be on the fritz...especially if the clicking noise is coming from teh PSU itself. Some safety shutoff mechanism, if you're pulling too much from the PSU it shuts off so it doesn't explode.

    As for new PSU's...I've always really liked thermaltake's. OCZ is spiffy too. Anything about 550, 600W should do you good....700+ = best imo.

    ^_^
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    An amazing PSU.

    I have a PCPower&Cooling 610w turbo cool from a few years back.

    It's been so utterly troublematic, that I forgot I even had it :roll:

    This seriously has to be the best PSU I have ever used. Top notch hardware, and its at an amazing price.
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