What's a sign a PSU is fubar'd

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by twinturboteddy, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    My SLI-Rig has been freezing with a repeating sound on almost every game I play lately and I have no idea why. It was working fine for months.

    Here is the setup

    Monitor - Dell W2600 Flat LCD
    PSU = Thermaltake 680W
    Case - Coolermaster CM Stacker
    Motherboard - ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
    Memory - Corsair XMS 2gb
    Video Cards - eVGA 6800 Ultra SLI x 2
    CPU - AMD 3500+
    CD/DVD Burner - NEC Black IDE
    Storage - Western Digital Raptor x2 (Raid 0)
    Mouse - Logitech MX1000
    Keyboard - Logitech DiNovo
    Gaming Controller - Logitech Rumblepad Wireless 2
    OS - Windows XP Pro OEM

    I've done everything I can think of to try to remedy it and nothing. Still freezing. Now i'm wonder if it's the PSU.

    Currently I have this PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153021

    I have this PSU in my closet
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104125
    It was once in my system and ran fine but was utterly messy as fuck.

    Now before I attempt the dauntless task of testing to see if my extra PSU is functional, I'd like to ask if this is a logical thing to look at.

    What cha'll think
     
  2. Hydrogen

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    nice set up, there are a couple ways to test a power supply, you can check the voltage rails in the bios, you can buy a voltage tester...

    i would swap power supplies, its not a daunting task if you dont remove the other ps, just unplug it, set you case on its side, set the testing ps on or close to the other ps and only swap the wires you need, mobo plugs and molex plugs.

    have you looked at other possibilities, maybe drivers? or the sli is bad?
     
  3. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    I have an idea. I want to try to run the extra PSU I have to only the Video cards and the Thermaltake PSU to everything else.

    Should I even bother? I don't want to shell out another 250 for a PSU to find out the problems is coming from somewhere else.
     

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