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Old 02-12-2007, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default friends build died

my friends newest sytem just went awal

ASUS a8n-32
X2 4800+
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Hiper 580watt
WD harddrives
Random accesories (cigerette lighter fan controller and what not)

he brought it into class started it up, lights flickered, and then it just died, now when he cuts it on you can hear a loud high pitch noise from the psu and nothing else comes on, not even the motherboard led

the thing is his last system did the same thing, except he had an ASUS a8n-sli premium and a 3700+
the only thing he kep over from the last build was the PSU and the GFX card

so is psu bad, or is asus just being dumb with there skt939 boards

thanks in advance
-the faded one

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Old 02-12-2007, 10:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah the logical assumption would be the psu. try replacing that.

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Old 02-12-2007, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea turned out to be the psu, hopefully it didnt take anything else out with it

really dissapointing performance from hiper, second time this has happened
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Old 02-12-2007, 05:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I posted a link about one taking the entire machine with it a while ago. Hopefully your friend will only have to replace the PSU.
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Make sure the mobo is grounded properly. If it isn't, I've heard that sound before...just check that all those spacers are in properly.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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never heard of any hipers blowing out...
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yea I have always known Hiper to be made very well.
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This has happened to me before, and I think I know what may have happened to your friend. On the back of the PSU is a small switch with a slider set to either 220 volts or 110 volts, make sure it is set to the right selection depending on what country you live in. If it is on the wrong setting, you will get that high pitched noise and you run the risk of frying the psu, the mobo, or the entire rig.
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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wow the 5th case in which hiper disappoint's, its so sad that good companies decide to go cheap to make more money
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umm i think that is a little bit of an over statement

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