Forum discussion tagged with power.
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    Question Rx 580 too much heat and power?

    I recently brought used rx 580 and its temps were Max 78 with average being around 76 C with fan 90%. The card alone was talking about 200 watts. My gpu model is Red devil Golden. I was wondering if that is normal or do I have super used card? I ran Heaven Benchmark for about 8-9 min. I have it...
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    Question Should i switch off the PSU whenever i need to plug off the pc?

    So, i got a new computer which has an on/off switch on the psu, so i was wondering, when i shut off my computer and i need to unplug it (thunder storm,installing a component in it etc) should i first switch off the psu whenever i unplug it or should i just unplug it after i shut it down, i have...
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    Question cords too short

    Hi, i bought a power supply 750 w kentek off ebay and the cpu power cord is too short. should i buy a new one?
  4. XFatalX

    Question Cpu Socket Spark

    I had my motherboard powered on with no cpu in socket but when it powered on I saw a spark in the socket as if 2 barbs were touching. How bad can this be?? Will I need a new motherboard? It all still powers on and everything seems to work i have yet to get my new cpu to test it out😔. Hope it...
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    [SOLVED] When do PSUs need replacing?

    My current build from March 2015 is still using the same RM650 PSU from Corsair, with no issues such as shutdowns etc. My components are Strix 970 @ 1491MHz, FX 8350 @ 4.0 GHz, 14GB RAM, NH-D15 and 3 x 140mm case fans. I measured power consumption and at idle the system pulls 120-140W and under...
  6. Azevedo

    [SOLVED] Leaving devices ON straight will cause them to have a shorter lifespan?

    Hey there Nowadays devices in general (games consoles, tv/sat decoders, tv boxes, home theaters, etc...) they all have some kind of boot process (POST) I was wondering if leaving those devices always ON will cause them to have a shorter lifespan. (screens are another matter) Will the...
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    Question PSU Problem urgent, won't turn on. Fans move tiny bit

    Hello, I have a big problem... Its hot atm here and I wanted to plug a third fan into my pc. But i didnt have any space on mobo. I checked my spare cables and found some sort of 6 pin to molex connector and then a molex to fan adapter. I though great. While my pc was on, yes i know i shouldnt...
  8. PremSankalp

    Question Powers surge problems and few more things related.

    So my computer earlier had Intel Core 2 duo E5300 processor and motherboard was of Company name Consistent. So in order to upgrade it to intel i3 3210 I managed to get a motherboard Foxin I changed the motherboard now I placed my i3 3210 in it. When I turned it on it didn't start up. I...
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    Question Aywun 800w ok for rx 470?

    Hi there, Just wondering if an Aywun A1-8000 can power my RX 470 4GB system. If it helps it has 26 amps onthe 12v rail. Specs: i5 4670 H81-E34 10GB 1333mhz RX 470 4GB Aywun A1-8000 500GB HDD Leaper Pro RGB case Rgb cooler
  10. jlandi

    Question Building a machine with 220w power budget and cannot find CPU power usage

    Hello all! I am kinda at the end of my line. I have called both Supermicro and Intel directly to no avail. I am trying to build a computer with a total power budget of 220 watts. I have calculated hard drive, RAM, MoBo power, and fans. What I cannot find is CPU power usage based on performance...
  11. Taaha Jawad

    Question Legion Y730 restarting while gaming even if it doesn't get hot.

    I got the Y730 a few months back and everything was great. Recently I've experienced this problem were the laptop restarts while gaming, even 5 minutes into it. My temperatures stay around 70 degree but it still does this, I'm able to increase the time by turning of the better battery mode but...
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    Question Computer shuts down and restarts when loading up certain games.

    so I just got this IBP prebuilt system and I am having problems with loading up Insurgency : Sandstorm, and a certain RP server on GTA V. all other games work fine, but when i try to load into these, my pc just shuts off and turns back on a few secdonds later. any advice?
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    Question Audio disappear on "heavy" tasking

    Hello everyone Since my "old - new" R9 290, I noticed that my volume disappearing when gaming or watching movies. It occurs after 2-10 minutes, approximately, depends on how heavy the task is. I had a similar problem with the keyboard before and it was the energy management issue...
  14. SpaceyWarrior

    [SOLVED] My PSU is failing, how big are the chances of it damaging other components?

    It's a Aerocool KCAS 500W 80plus bronze and i'll be trying to replace it with the same model since i know what caused it to fail. But i'm afraid it'll take down other components with it
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    Question First half pc build-(No response from pc)

    Hello everybody, Yesterday my pc came from Turkey without power supply and pc case because of dangerous reasons an. Whatever there was a HP 3120 mt computer in my house and I replaced every parts of that pc with my pc which came from Turkey except psu. I connected all the cables (I guess) but...
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    Question Is 500w PSU enough?

    Hi Is 500w PSU enough? My specs: CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB SSD: HyperX Fury 240GB SSD: Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 2400MHz + Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB...
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    Question PW LED nessesary?

    Helo all, I have recently built my own computer with a blue and black color scheme, but that darn on off button and the reset switch have a bright red LED in them. So my question is: Do i really need to plug in PW LED ( + and - plugs) on the motherboard?. also, do i need to have the reset...
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    Question pc crashes when i unplug something from the extension cord

    hi, my pc will crash if i remove anything from the pc that has its own power supply, for example if i remove my monitors power supply by unplugging it from either the plug or removing the hdmi cable the pc will crash, at first i thought it was a faulty graphics card, but then i unplugged my...
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    Question Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Power Delivery Issue?

    Hey y'all, I've been running into a problem with my Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming 8 gb gpu lately, I'll link a video of what's going on but basically at completely random times my computer will crash and a white light above the PCIE power connectors and the RGB Gigabyte logo will flash alternately...
  20. Zii

    Question PC has no reset button, how do I make one?

    My case only has a power on/off button. There IS a reset button, but I have to OPEN the case and press it (it's on the motherboard itself) which is not ideal. I also don't want to unplug my computer from the wall and plug it back in, too much work. There is no I/O switch on the PSU either sadly...