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Old 11-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend let me borrow his 500w power supply and when I turned on the system about 2 weeks ago all the fans turned off then started moving again then turned off again and then everything turned on and booted up fine is that a sign of something?
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sign of the machine not getting enough power. I hope you aren't powering the rig in your sig with 500w.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It was an Antec Earthwatts 80+ 500w so I didn't think it would do any harm, Also my 700W OCZ has to get rma'd because it stopped working so thats why i was using it. So I guess I shouldn't use it anymore.
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Oh that should be fine then. I was thinking maybe some craptastic Raidmax 500w or something. Disable any overclocks and that PSU will be fine.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ya I probally cant Overclock anything for a while and I gotta Watch the load on the Radeon 7870 because it gets 150-180 Watts on Load + 77W Ivybridge :0 but at Light it averages 128 + AMD Zeropower will help out
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An overclocked 7870 barely caps 175W. Average power usage is around 130W and idle is 8-12W.
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