Is my power supply failing?


Jul 30, 2008
My power supply is a BFG Tech EX-1200, about 3 years old. It powers an Asus P6X58D Premium. A few days I noticed my system was not running (it runs 24 x7). When I powered it up the fans came on for about 2 seconds and the system shut down. After re-seating the cards and resetting the CMOS, same problem. I then removed the 8 pin 12 volt MB connector and connected the 4 pin 12 volt connector and it booted up. So far the system seems stable but being that I have a power hungry video card and processor this could change.

Is it safe to assume the 8 pin connector has failed?

Thanks, Jim

MB: Asus P6X58D Premium
Proc: Intel Core i7-950 3.06 GHz
Mem: Corsair Dominator 6 GB
HD: OCZ RevoDrive
Graphics: Asus EAH5970 Radeon


do you have another system you can try it on? i know the same thing happened to my system when my psu went (along with my HDD having issues staying spun up)

do you have another system you can try the gpu or psu on?