Power Supplies

Forum discussion tagged with Power Supplies.
  1. T

    Question Will PSU extension cables fry my pc?

    Hi, it has always been a fear of mine to accidentally fry my motherboard due to incompatible PSU cables. I have a Corsair CV-550W PSU and was considering buying the Lian Li Strimer Plus argb PSU extension cables. Before buying them, I want to just make sure that extension cables like these won't...
  2. goldenretrieverfan

    Question Motherboards compatible with Z400 power supply

    Hello. I have a HP Z400 computer which I was given for free due to the motherboard being broken by my friend. Everything else still works in the computer. I know that the Z400 power supply has a non-standard power output to motherboards. Which motherboards work with a Z400 power supply other...
  3. rounakr94

    Question Is it normal for PC to leak slight AC?

    After one of my friend said that his PC was giving him shocks I checked that he didn't have a proper cable. After installing a 3pin cable with ground pin I came back and checked my system. Everything was fine and no shocks but there is a slight voltage (~1.8VAC) on the USB port metal part or...
  4. willyburns

    Question Does ASUS provide a "12VHPWR Adapter Cable" for their Thor 850W PSUs for powering an RTX 3080 Ti?

    Hi, Everything is contained within the title: Does ASUS provide a "12VHPWR Adapter Cable" for their Thor 850W PSU for powering an RTX 3080 Ti which I can buy separately so that I don't have to use the weird micro-penis 2x8 pin PCIe adapter that Nvidia provide? I can't seem to find anything...
  5. S

    [SOLVED] Which PSU to choose?

    So, soon I am going to change the PSU of my main PC (System Power 9 600W) and put it in the old PC. I want to get much more powerful PSU compared to this, as I need room for upgrading my parts. If someone finds this helpful here are my System Specs: MB: Asrock AB350M Pro4 CPU: Ryzen 5...
  6. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] If a Power Supply is 750 watts, does that mean you pull 750 watts of power also from the wall?

    Title says it, if a power supply is a 750, 950 or 1000 watt power supply, does that mean it pulls out that much power from the wall? To my knowledge I think it's not (correct me if I'm wrong) but if it doesn't then, how much power does a computer usually pull out from the wall?
  7. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] Can you buy the separate extra 4 pin atx connector for the motherboard?

    Good day, Motherboards nowadays come with the extra 4 pin ATX power socket together with the regular 8 pin ATX socket. My question is can you buy that extra power cable? Because my power supply originally does not include that cable and I upgraded to a motherboard with that extra 4 pin ATX...
  8. C

    [SOLVED] Is my PSU bottlenecking my GPU?

    Hello all, I own a Dell G5 desktop gaming PC that comes with a 360W power supply. I've noticed that my graphics card works as it should when playing less intensive games like Mass Effect Legendary Edition or The Outerworlds (30-60% usage), but interestingly its usage drops to 0-5% when playing...
  9. T

    [SOLVED] Is the DEEP COOL DQ750-M-V2L any good? Better than the EVGA B3?

    Good morning to everyone! My question is simple, is this psu good? (https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B086VZ92DP/) I can buy it for 93€, and i would like to know if it's better than the EVGA B3? I would use it for an 1060 and ryzen 5 3600, the thing that it's most interesting for me it's that...
  10. A

    [SOLVED] Compaq Armada 1575D/2920D Series Blank Screen

    I have a Compaq Armada 1575D/2920D Series laptop I got from an old friend in Germany. When he tried to boot it there it showed some error about “System Disk not found” on the monitor. I brought it to the us and had to put in the cord that fit in the us outlet. I noticed it took I believe 250v...
  11. tek3195

    [SOLVED] Which PSU should I keep ?

    I have two Rosewill units to choose from, one being Photon 550 and the other is PMG550. I purchased the Photon and had trouble getting a replacement cable so Rosewill sent the PMG550 at my request. PMG has two PCI-e connections at psu end although it only ships with one cable and still have to...
  12. L

    Question Computer randomly shuts down

    Hello! So around 4-5 weeks ago I started having this issue with my PC. I replaced my Ryzen 5 2600 with a Ryzen 7 3700x. I updated the bios to F60 as instructed. Unfortunately, the processor came broken, so I sent it back. Right after I did this, my computer started randomly shutting down and the...
  13. ExtreamChaozZ

    [SOLVED] Atari 2600 Power Supply

    Hiya, I am looking at picking up a power supply for my dads old Atari 2600 so we can get it up and working. I have found out that i need a 100V - 240V ~ 50Hz 9W input and a DC 9V 500mA output. I have found similar plugs with the correct input but the output is rated for 1A not 500mA (0.5A)...
  14. R

    [SOLVED] Can i use more than one power strip?

    Hi, I want to know if I can use two strips at the same time on my pc. i have an old power strip that is: https://mega-gospodar.com.ua/p1193256220-setevoj-filtr-udlinitel.html Surge protector 2.5 m with universal power outlets (standard Europe, America, China, Australia). Characteristics...
  15. Thundurh

    [SOLVED] Sufficient Power %?

    I have had a crashing issue while gaming for over 2 years now. I have replaced my processor, ram, motherboard, and GPU and the crashing still presists. I think this COULD be caused by a defective power supply at this point. While gaming, the power supply Power % in MSI Afterburn is at around...
  16. S

    [SOLVED] Can my Power Supply run a GTX 1060 6GB, RX580 8GB or a RX 570 4GB

    I want to know that if my PSU can run a GTX 1060 6GB, RX 580 8GB or RX 570 4GB. My Specs are: Core I7 3770 8GB DDR3 RAM (I will upgrade it to 16GB if required) MSI H61 Motherboard 1TB WD Blue Hard Disk 500 GB Seagate Barracuda Hard Disk ADATA 120 GB SATA SSD I can't insert a picture here so you...
  17. E

    [SOLVED] Adding GTX 2060 or 5700 XT to my current PSU

    Hi, I would like to know if my current (2or3yrs old) PSU can still handle either of these GPUs that I'm planning on buying. I currently own a SeaSonic S12II Series S12II 620 Bronze. and my current specs are: Ryzen 5 3600 Hyper 212 LED Turbo 16gb GTX 1060 6gb 3 HDDs 1 SSD 6 Fans SeaSonic...
  18. O

    [SOLVED] Do power supplies impact computer performance?

    I just got back into discovering more about components and computers overall recently and instantly remembered this site and community, I have always had good answers here, so after a long time I came back. My question is: could it be that my components are underperforming because of a power supply?
  19. Myhail

    [SOLVED] will this work?

    Hi. Curentlly I have a Segotep ATX-500W12 and I would like to buy a MSI GTX 970. I read on the interent that this gpu needs 1x8/1x6 pins . Can somedoy help me if it will work? Also, I have a Intel Pentium E5200 2.5 GHz, 4 gb ram 1660 MHz, and Acer Veriton S480G motherboard. My current gpu is...
  20. H

    [SOLVED] Suggestions for a decent budget psu

    Hello everyone ! Can you guys recommend me a decent PSU from this bulgarian site https://www.pazaruvaj.com/zahranvawi-blokove-c3158/f:moshtnost-na-zahranvaneto=600-750,cena=100-210/( i've added the price i'm willing to pay which is around 200 but i'd like to pay around 150 if possible). I'm...
  21. Kiss-shot

    [SOLVED] Question about PSU

    Good day everyone! So this is my build: ASRock b450m Steel Legend Ryzen 3 3300x GALAX GTX 1650 Super EX 16gb 8x2 DDR4 500gb m.2 SSD Corsair CV550 I've read about the tierlists and about group regulated PSUs and why they should be avoided, but I had no choice but to buy the CV model since the...
  22. thefxgamingrules

    [SOLVED] Power Supply PWM fan won't spin, should I be worried?

    Some time ago, I bought a CX550, for my PC- Ryzen 5 2400G - Stock Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR3 3200MHz 2x HDD 1x SATA SSD Gigabyte B450M Gaming Now, I KNOW that 550W is basically overkill for this config but the CX450 wasn't available and I did not want to buy a VS series. The thing is...
  23. PoochieMoo

    [SOLVED] Will the EVGA 650 BQ be enough for my build?

    Hello! I'm in the process of building a new computer, and I'm planning on getting a 3700x with a 3070 (when they release). I assumed I needed a 650w power supply, and picked up the one in the title while at Microcenter. I didn't think much about it until I started reading that it is extremely...
  24. rounakr94

    [SOLVED] How are these PSU's?

    https://antec.com/product/power/ne600g-zen.php https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/power-supplies/mwe-series/mwe-650-bronze-v2/ How is this psu? My current Corsair Cx 2017 is giving some issue and I want to change it, so I was wondering how good they will be. My system specs is in signature
  25. rounakr94

    Question Is the PSU dying?

    Recently I am facing some issues with my pc. I have a UPS and whenever I am playing games and power goes off pc shuts down and it looks like the PSU tripped its circuit. My ups was a 1kva unit and was beefy enough for the system (300-350w) Now I thought that was a ups problem so I changed the...
  26. M

    [SOLVED] HOW TO Plug CPU power connector in PSU ?

    Hello In seasonic PSU PCie Ports and CPU Ports are in the same group I want to Know Which PORTS I have to plug cpu power cables in ?? in the photo there is 5 ports in PSU to PLUG CPU power cables "but" there is only 2 ports are correct for CPU POWER CONNECTOR I need to Know : Which 2ports...
  27. I

    [SOLVED] New psu for Ampere 12 pins?

    Hi all, Sorry if I’m repeating; with the shortage of psu’s I’ve seen online, are new versions featuring this 12 pin for Ampere cards is coming out in the near future? It seems strange so many are sold out, I’m wondering if it is just because of Covid or is there a new model on the horizon. What...
  28. T

    [SOLVED] PSU causing GPU coil whine - looking for new PSU.

    As the title suggests, my PSU (TXM650) is causing my GPU (2080Ti) to whine when under load. I have tested with my girlfriends 600W Corsair PSU and it eliminated the whine on my GPU (Although, her PSU whined instead... Oops.). I have the below build. I have included EVERYTHING (except the...
  29. jordandee1998

    [SOLVED] PC crashing, unknown issue

    Have been having issues with consistent PC crashes over the past couple of days, no idea what is causing them. About 80% of the time it will boot to the sign in screen, then crash immediately after I’ve input my password. If I manage to sign in without a crash, it will often crash later while...
  30. B

    Question Can I directly connect third party cable extensions into a modular PSU?

    That’s all 😐
  31. V

    [SOLVED] GIGABYTE GB-PB500 with an RTX 2060

    Hi, this is for a friend. My friend had a GTX1080ti that he ran off the GIGABYTE GB-PB500, and the card DIED yesterday. I suspect the PSU to be responsible for this. He now wants to purchase an RTX2060 which draws less power, but, would his PSU be sufficient? He also has an i5 8400 for his...
  32. A

    [SOLVED] PC turns off on intensive apps

    PC turns off on intensive apps, all peripherals like display keyboard got shut down, is my PSU dying? So my specs are: I5 6500 with stock cooler Asrock B150 Gaming K4 Sapphire Rx 580 nitro+ 8gb Avexir 8gb ram ddr4 240mhz single channel 1tb of Wd Caviar Blue 1tb of Seagate Barracuda (I think...
  33. P

    [SOLVED] A power supply with dimensions like 250x120x49mm or smaller?

    Hello, I search a power supply, which has dimensions like 250x120x49mm or even smaller. Thanks
  34. 6

    [SOLVED] Is there any harm in using this PSU (for 12 days only)

    I want to use a generic lowest quality 450W PSU for just 12 days because my CX 450 PSU will come after the lockdown in my country ends (on 14april). Will using a cheap PSU for 12 days fry my components or shorten its life?? My specs are- Ryzen 3 1200 RX 460 16DDR4 2400MHz AB350M GAMING 3 I only...
  35. J

    [SOLVED] PC continues to shut off unexpectedly

    This is, from what I can tell, a different problem, so I will post it in a different thread here. For context, this is my recent history. https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/pc-shuts-off-unexpectedly.3578909/ I took apart the PC in an attempt to try and fix the issue with the motherboard...
  36. Dino_Saur

    Question PSU fan spins for only a second then stops.

    Hello! One day, I was using my pc like normal and then it just suddenly shut down. Only the motherboard's RGB lighting was on. I unplugged the PC and then replugged it and tried to boot it but only the CPU fan spun for a second and then stopped. The motherboard's RGB light was on though. I...
  37. J

    [SOLVED] Is this power supply enough for my system?

    Hello, I'm building my own pc for the first time and I'm not sure if the power supply that I've selected is good enough for it. Here is the build: Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Video card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING AMP Video Card Processor: Intel Core...
  38. R

    Question Can anyone suggest me a good ups that runs upto 1-2 hour??

    i will be using for online freelance. i want you to find a good ups at $80 or above..
  39. RoyalNexus101

    [SOLVED] Dead motherboard/CPU?

    Hi! I wanna start this off by saying that I've had this system for a number of years now, it's fairly old so I've been expecting something to give sooner or later. Now, as for the problem, my computer is failing to boot, no post screen or code, just fan-spin and LEDs. I was wondering if anyone...
  40. Phaaze88

    Question How to be able to differentiate a good psu from a bad one?

    Asking for a friend. Because except for these 3 points here: cable modularity, max operating temp, and good warranty, they're not sure what to look for and what info makes a true difference. They read some articles on PSUs but those might as well be in chinese...