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enermax revolution 85+ red light problems

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by g30rg1e, May 26, 2009.

  1. g30rg1e Guest

    hi, does anyone else with this brand of supply who also uses the pc sleep feature have any issues?
    i've had the 1250w version of the enermax for nearly a month and ive connected all sorts to it and gamed with sli and tri sli (was experimenting) and have done so for hours, it doesnt miss a beat BUT when i dont use my pc it sleeps after 20minutes and when it comes to waking it up the power supply light often switches to red and its fan starts spinning in the supply then i struggle plugging in/out switching on/off trying to persuade it to power up, its becoming annoying because the pc also records the tv and when that goes wrong the miss's aint happy. now everything was working perfectly when i had my hx620 installed but as i had a 790i mobo and had managed to pick up a 3rd card it was necessary to do a psu upgrade....... ive heard of some problems with this supply and an evga i7 classified mobo but not any issues with a xfx 790i mobo.... starting to wish i bought the hx1000 now, at least that wouldnt have come with one of these not so intelligent power switches.
    the box says.....

    green light active
    orange light standby
    red light short circuit or overheating, neither apply to me.

    thanks for any input :)
     
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    computertechy New Member

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    no issues what so ever!

    RMA it or contact enermax before you start flaming your psu
     
  3. g30rg1e Guest

    glad to hear your happy with yours, i already done an rma and i'm awaiting collection......and i consider my post to be additional research not flaming........ it may determine wether i have a direct replacement or a different component :ohwell:
     
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    computertechy New Member

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    i always will prefer enermax over the corsair hx that's why i called it flaming

    dont get me wrong corsair psu's are great but i always have had good luck with enermax psu's

    just try the direct replacement if all else fails a different component will be your only choice
     
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    There's a feature with the 85+ revolution PSUs that could be giving you an issue. It's the 0W power consumption on sleep states. If that isn't supported by your motherboard then it is likely that could be causing the issue. I might be wrong also. I own the 1050W, but I don't use sleep states. Good luck.
     
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    I'm running the 850w model on my server but don't use sleep either. I recommend disabling all matter of sleep states because they ravage systems. If it doesn't kill the power supply, it will surely kill the motherboard.
     
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    Why sleep is bad?
     
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    Short answer: It stresses the materials in ways they aren't manufactured to be stressed.

    Long answer:
    It leaves the computer in a half powered-on state. With sleep, the memory is still fully powered and running so it doesn't lose the data. As the other components of the computer cool, they create an uneven, microscopic shrinkage across the board which is expanded again when it is powered up. It leads to not just additional wear and tear but also more physical damage to the motherboard. Motherboards are designed to expand and contract as a whole unit (which is why you're not supposed to screw them in very tight) and not just a small chunk here and there.

    Additionally, power supplies hate operating in the 0-20% power range (which sleep state always does). Efficiency generally gets pretty lousy in that range.


    Hardware tends to last longer (years) when you don't use sleep-state and don't overclock it.
     
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  9. g30rg1e Guest

    thanks for everyone whos taken the time to reply :) your comments prompted me to test further and i dont have any issues at all in regular power up and shut down or when under load its only when i send the computer to sleep and want to rewake it BUT i have found if i wake with the power button on the front of the pc it always boots back up, if i use my dinovo or bluetooth mouse or my media controller it wont, only very rarely will it reboot correctly..... im wandering if the psu detects the current triggered by the usb device as some sorta short circuit sending the power switch to red, just guessing here but its all a bit odd, i tried with no power to my usb hub same issue, is anyone else able to test this with there supply maybe mine is a little over sensitive on the sensors or something. :) thanks again
     
  10. g30rg1e Guest

    ok so things developed........lol

    this issue started appearing on a normal power down and now im having to unplug from the mains to encourage it to power up............ so its boxed ready to return, incidently its not untill you have a problem that you find out how good a company is and enermax have been extremely helpfull and responsive to emails, which is always nice :)
    going for a direct replacement...... fingers are crossed for a good one :)
     
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    replacement has been running perfectly to date :)
     
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    good to hear buddy! :toast:
     

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