[SOLVED] New CyberPower PC crashing even after 2 RMAs ?

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USAFRet

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User has apparently never been able to use this thing more than a week at a time, since it was brand new.
Has been sent back to the manufacturer twice, and now apparently for a 3rd time, because it still does not work correctly.

Building a PC isn't rocket science.
Seems to me, that is an incompetent manufacturer.
Oh wait...CyberPowerPC...I repeat myself.

If this were a new car, the Lemon Law would have kicked in.
Full refund.


Friends don't let friends buy CyberPower.
 
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I doubt it's a CyberPower issue. They don't actually manufacture anything, they use parts same as if you bought them from newegg or Amazon. Evga aio, Intel cpu, nvidia 3080ti etc.. All CP does is slap the stuff together.

Except for 1 thing. Did you pay any extra for the in-house OC? That Is provided by CP and more often than not, the cause of issues.

Whea errors are almost Always lack of power to the cpu, when and how the cpu demands it. It's very common in overclocking when vcore is dropped 1 step too low. With as bad as Apevia psus are in general (yes they are that bad) it'd not surprise me to see high ripple, leaving the cpu short on power when it's demanded.
 
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Well, I asked them if they would upgrade the PSU and they disagreed to that as well (even after I offered to pay). I guess I'll have to buy the PSU and do it myself. This will be my first PSU removal + install, so any tips would be welcome.
 

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This is a good start.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS41TtvC0Dk


And be sure to use this along the way to make sure you don't overlook anything.

 
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The good thing is it's like legos in a way. But unfortunately with cable management, it's possible they've routed stuff behind the motherboard etc. The BIG thing is when you get the new power supply, you don't want to use any of the old PSU cables, even if they fit. If you mix brands you can potentially fry components. So before you even unbox the new power supply, as you are unplugging things, take note of where things are going. You should have a 24 pin plug to the right side of the motherboard, an 8 pin connector on the top left usually of the motherboard, as well as 1 or 2 6 or 8 pin plugs going to your graphics card. Possibly some smaller connectors going to fans or any sata devices. Not really hard stuff.

This video is a couple of years old, but should give you an idea what you are looking for. One thing I've found by experience, the large 24 pin connector, sometimes there isn't a support directly under the motherboard, so you may find it necessary to use your finger on the other hand to push upward on the motherboard so it doesn't flex too much. Everything should mostly go together relatively easily. If you feel too much pushback, just slow down and make sure it's the correct connector. Also, touch a metal unpainted case panel to ground yourself when working in there.

(14) HOW TO install a Power Supply / Step-By-Step - YouTube

What's sad is that cyber sells their systems as premium systems to customers who don't always know a lot about systems, then when the customer has an issue if they don't feel like fixing it the customer is holding the bag because maybe they didn't realize that power supply x was better than y.
 

Darkbreeze

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I'd just about guarantee that Apevia is not modular. It's possible, but they are so cheap it is very unlikely that the company put a modular board in any of their units, especially a budget unit like Cyberpower and others tend to slap into these things.

But if it is, you are right, and you definitely want to take the cables out and not use them with whatever you get new. And IMO you should probably just throw the whole RD unit, cables and all, right into the trash, but then again you might be able to recoup some of your investment by selling it or giving it away to somebody with a system that only has integrated graphics since that would be a lot less likely to ever tax the unit anywhere near it's capabilities so it might be ok for that type of system. I'd probably throw it away just to be safe. LOL.
 
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Agreed. Take scissors to the cables of the old psu AFTER you have unplugged everything so you aren't tempted to re-use. What you have for a PC sounds like a nice system, but as you have discovered things like power supplies where manufacturers sometimes cheap out can cause major issues.
 

Darkbreeze

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And let's not forget, this might not be the fix for the problem you are experiencing. It likely is, but even if it isn't, trying to find a problem when you don't have a solid foundation, which requires at least a decent quality PSU that is known-working, is like trying to find needle in a pile of needles. So by all means eliminate this potential or existing problem but don't get discouraged if there is more to do afterwards. Probably there won't be, but don't absolutely assume this is going to be all there is.
 
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To provide an update, I received my PC yesterday, and apparently, they replaced everything (motherboard, CPU, PSU, RAM, GPU). I am not sure if that statement is true but I've still replaced the PSU with a Corsair 1000W PSU (https://www.newegg.com/corsair-rmx-series-rm1000x-cp-9020201-na-1000w/p/N82E16817139273?Item=N82E16817139273). The PC is running now and has not crashed yet but it's been only 1 day, so I have weeks' worth of testing to do before I can conclude anything.

Thank you everyone for your input and suggestions by the way, I really appreciate it.
 
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Tested for a week now and so far the PC has not crashed even once. This is the longest I have been able to play without crashing.
Will continue testing this week as well as and when I get time.
 
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