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Overvoltage protection errors

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sir B. Fannybottom, Aug 1, 2013.

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    Sir B. Fannybottom

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    So, while my computer was under heavy load (like playing battlefield 3) my computer would go to a back screen, and tell me that it shut off due to PSU current protection and said it was likely due to an broken or failing PSU. I decided to RMA my powersupply, and when I got the replacement in I was still getting these errors. I searched it up, and asked Dave about this error, and apparently it just kinda happens and that I should turn off the protection in the BIOS settings. My pc ran fine for a few weeks, but now it will just randomly make the screens go black, but I can still hear audio through WMP. I'm thinking it might be the video card, I've since made the fan curve a bit more aggressive, and it kinda helps but I would like to hear your guy's opinion.


    Short version: My computer used to tell me that PSU is dying, I RMAed it, still gives me that error. Turned off that setting, now screen just goes black, but i can still hear audio. Me thinks its video card, what you think and how fix?



    System:
    Processor: Core i5 3570K (Currently on stock)
    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V
    Cooling: Coolit ECO A.C.L
    Memory: M379B5273DH0-YK0 2X4GB sticks
    Video Card: Sapphire HD 6870 (currently on 13.6 but was on 12.8)
    Hard Disk: Toshiba MK5065GSX+WD10EZEX
    CRT/LCD Model: Acer S200HL+Acer P206HV
    Case: HAF X 912
    PSU: Seasonic 750X
    Software: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
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    So it just happened again. This time I was paying attention to my GPU temps and they were pretty low! Could this be caused by improper cooling of the card's VRM?

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