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PSU failing??

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    hey wassup everyone i have a question how can u really tell when a PSU is failing and need to be replace? i have a 1000 watts ultra x3 PSU.
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    What makes you suspect the PSU is failing?
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    i have put on another post about my GPU. i had it for 2+ years now(PSU). i am having 5970 crashes and freeze and its been working totally fine for months and all the sudden it giving me trouble
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    Have you tried dropping everything you have overclocked back to stock?
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    yes i did factory overclocked cpu 3.2ghz stock GPU setting and even took out the physx mod to have only 5970. did memtest cpu stress test and was monitoring hwmonitor for volts
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    i just recently had a similiar issue with one of my 280gtx's it would randomly freeze up. i tried furmark and occt to stress the gpu and couldn't get a crash, it appeared suddenly then got increasingly worse, upon further reading i discovered i was experiencing the pink screen of death. some how the memory became corrupted from what i understand, i tried re-flashing, reapplying tim, installing numerous versions of drivers. couldn't get it to act as it did just a few weeks ago(normal). I now have a 280gtx paperweight. luckily i had a spare on hand, installed the spare and all is fine once again
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    basically what happen to ur GPU at the end?
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    as far as i can tell it's no good, didnt really look for a fix since most of the ppl did rma's in the forum i was reading about the pink screen of death. I got the card used in a trade, so i cannot rma. :(
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    i still have about 1 year warranty left but i dont like returning things right away not really knowing or understanding whats really going on with the products.
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    the best option you would have would be to try the card in another known good system and try to achieve crashes/lockup's whatever your problem is. try to narrow it down to the card or not, if the card fails in another good system, i would say rma it.
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    i have found a quick fix, i severley underclocked the card and all is well, try that. if that works fine, then you possibly have corrupted mem like me.

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