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I Think My Psu Has Failed

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#1 F0r7y_2


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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:07 PM

Okay, here's the deal. I have a gaming computer and being the performance nut that I am I overclock it. Now I understand that overclocking can cause problems so i accept those risks and I try to be carefully.

Until recently my computer has run fine, however, about a week ago, maybe a bit more, I started suffering from a rash of lock ups and random restarts. Also, in the last week my computer has blue screened several times. Each of these times I increased the fan speed on the coolers and I reduced the clock speed. I didnt seem to do much good. Now, today, my computer locked up several times and restarted randomly. I tried to fix it by reseting everything to default and turn up the fans even more. Now though my comp often cant even make it to desktop before rebooting. I have checked and rechecked everything but it's all at default.

I have had similar problems before and it has been caused by the Power Supply, however, I wanted to post and check for any second opinions before I went and shelled out for a new supply that I may or may not need.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:36 PM

Well...all those blue screens where you didn't write down the details...they contain what I would consider the keys to your computer kingdom.

I've seen PS failures before...BSODs were not a key feature of the ones I've seen.


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