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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ZshlomiA4, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. ZshlomiA4 New Member

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    my rig is:
    Power supply - lite power 700W thermaltake
    cpu cooler - heat pipe cold bit
    memory - 12 GB corsair vengeance (not oc)
    cpu - i7 930 (not oc)
    mother board - msi x58 gd65
    primary Drive - ocz vertex 3 SSD
    secondery HDD - Western digital 3 TB sata 3
    third HDD - Western digital 1 TB sata 2
    graphic card - sapphire 7850 oc edition


    i had a few crashes (the computer went down without a warning and with no restart, no, it didn't blow up, it simply shut it self down, no viruses).

    so, i decided to replace and upgrade my rig with a new 2011 mother board, the Asus P9X79 PRO and a new i7-3820

    should i upgrade my Power supply as well?
    and will i not have issues like component compatibility?



    thank you
     
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    X79 is quad channel for RAM, so you'd want to get another 4GB stick. Don't know what kind of cooler is that you might want to check if it's compatible with LGA 2011. Power supply is OK.
     
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    if you can upgrade your psu from one of these company

    seasonic (gold/platinum series)
    corsair (silver/gold series)
    antec (earthwatt series)
    xfx (anything nice)

    and your all good
     
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    You should not need to upgrade your power supply, you are running the CPU at stock, your Graphics card has a pretty low power draw, everything seems OK there. According to some specs that I have just read you have actually got 750W of peak power and 700W continous and accordingly it seems to have the Bronze 80 plus award which is not everything in itself but at least shows that it can meet a reasonable standard.

    You total peak system draw at a guess would only be 500W or less so I don't personally beleive that the PSU is your problem.... of course I may be wrong, it is not an economy entry level unit, albeit at it's best it cannot be considered more than mid range.

    I would guess that your crash problems may be more related to a windows software issue or perhaps even a need for a little more VTT/QPI voltage for that 12Gig of memory, also try running with just 8MB in dual channel and see if that helps.
     
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    "... or perhaps even a need for a little more VTT/QPI voltage for that 12Gig of memory... " - Chinese for me, sorry.. could you please dumb it a little bit?

    and i calculated what my power draw and it shouldn't draw beyond the 550W at best, so, i guess my PSU is not the blame.
    but again
    will my ssd ocz vertex 3 have any issues with the ASUS p9x79 pro?
    and i heard of a few unsettling rumors about a windows 7 fail to load with the Asus p9x79 MOBO.
    is that rumor true?
     
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    depends on why windows 7 failed to load i guess. just make sure your hard drive and raid settings (if any) are the same as they were with the other mobo and you *should* be fine. i.e. AHCI enabled, etc.

    the voltage he was talking about is a bios setting. sometimes bumping up the voltage a tad helps stability. tho i dunno why your system would just now need it. was the old i7 being cooled with stock cooling? could be it was starting to overheat.
     
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    also how long did you have that psu? it normally degrade buy it should be like 2-3 years or so since you have it, if it's longer don't know much >.<
     
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    the degrading thing slows down over time, most of its loss of capacity will probably be the first year or 2, after than its a pretty small loss over time, or so i've read (someone correct me if i'm wrong).
     
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    i had that PSU for a year now.
    i guess upgrading the from i7 930 to i7 3820 will solve it, since the voltage will be higher i believe (unless i"m wrong)

    and i have no such thing as RAID... don't need it.
     
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    The Thermaltake Litepower range, is a budget range of PSU, and you were running a pretty spec'd PC. From what you said, it sounds like the PSUs OCP may be kicking in. As others have mentioned, the PSU will degrade over time (especially the cheaper ones), and thus the threshold will slowly decrease. Hence I would recommend you should upgrade your PSU. Look at Cooler Masters Silent Pro ranges, Antec TruePower New, Antec Quattro New and HCP ranges, anything Corsair above Gaming Series preferably, or anything Seasonic. Some Silverstone and OCZ PSUs are quite good too.
     
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    I'd go the Antec HCP-850; 1200w seems a little overkill, unless you're planning on running a crossfire setup, even then the 850w should still power that...

    Edit: If the 1200w is within close proximity of the 850w, in terms of price, may as well go the 1200w
     
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    i looked around again and found some bad reviews on all 3 PSU, so i am thinking on going with this one:
    Seasonic X-Series 850W 80PLUS GOLD

    better?
     
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    You'll always find bad reviews for mass-produced items; you just need to know which ones to look at. Seasonic is a really good, premium brand, and if you can splash the cash, you definitely should grab one.
     
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    mid playing Skyrim, my computer shut it self down...
    is it PSU problem, Memory, CPU...?

    who can help me?
     
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    Having done some more reading across the interwebz on this, it would seem that these problems are fairly commonplace with your board, it would appear that the 2 most common factors are with older Bioses (I assume you have the most up to date Bios for the board?) and memory compatibility issues, I did not come across one single solution that was PSU related, however that does not mean that in this case it is not PSU related, I would just explore every "free" avenue before forking out on an expensive PSU replacement that may not solve your issues.
     
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    i already ordered a new asus p9x79 pro motherboard and a new i7 3820 core.
    hope that will do.
     

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