Question Power Supply Surges keep happening

Jul 8, 2023
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So for the last Month or so i've been trying to fix this Probleme.

My PC Keeps going into Power surge mode when i Start ''high Performance Games'' like CS:GO, Valorant, Fortnite, GTA V etc.

i've tried it with the anti-power surge mode off but my PC just restarts then. it only happend after like 3 months or so after i got my PC so. Can i somehow fix this Probleme or not?

My Specs would be:
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700
Motherboard: Maximus VIII Hero (from ASUS)
PSU: Akasa Venom Power Supply 1000W (The fan is Pointed downward and not upward. idk if this does something but yeah)
 

Lutfij

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

PSU: Akasa Venom Power Supply 1000W (The fan is Pointed downward and not upward. idk if this does something but yeah)
What is the make and model of the case? How old is the PSU in your build?

My PC Keeps going into Power surge mode
Can you elaborate on this?
 
Jul 8, 2023
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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

PSU: Akasa Venom Power Supply 1000W (The fan is Pointed downward and not upward. idk if this does something but yeah)
What is the make and model of the case? How old is the PSU in your build?

My PC Keeps going into Power surge mode
Can you elaborate on this?
its a Cougar Volant Case Mid-Tower Build. i Sadly dont know how old the psu is

like when i start one of those games my pc goes into Power surge mode / i get sent into the BIOS settings
 
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Misgar

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How close is the bottom of your PSU (and fan inlet) to the case? If the gap isn't big enough or there aren't any ventilation slots nearby, your PSU may be overheating due to insufficient ventilation. If the PSU is mounted at the top of the case, there shouldn't be a problem.

I've never heard of "Power Surge Mode" in a PC. Could you provide more details please?
 
Im not sure how well that Anti Surge thing in Asus boards work, but if it keeps tripping try disconnecting all of your USB devices you don't need when you game, web cam, usb head set, just mouse and keyboard, give it a shot. If it still does it, maybe try a different mouse and keyboard, though I can't see a mouse and keyboard causing it.

If nothing fixes it, I would have to place the blame on the PSU, I know Asus boards with the Anti Surge is really sensitive to some PSU's, Plus that PSU you have is not a unit I would honestly trust. I do know them Akasa PSU's do not do well on the 5v rail, I had a 850watt a customer brought into me and it was really flaky on the 5v rail on my load tester, The replacement was also diping to as low as 4.2v on the 5v rail, Though them rails shouldn't be used much but could be enough to trip the anti surge is my only guess.

Good Luck!
 
Jul 8, 2023
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How close is the bottom of your PSU (and fan inlet) to the case? If the gap isn't big enough or there aren't any ventilation slots nearby, your PSU may be overheating due to insufficient ventilation. If the PSU is mounted at the top of the case, there shouldn't be a problem.

I've never heard of "Power Surge Mode" in a PC. Could you provide more details please?
My PSU is at the Bottom of my case and its facing downwards

i dont really know what the power surge mode does but if a power surge happends and the power surge mode is on it sends me into the bios seetings, and when its turned off my pc just restarts
 
Jul 8, 2023
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Im not sure how well that Anti Surge thing in Asus boards work, but if it keeps tripping try disconnecting all of your USB devices you don't need when you game, web cam, usb head set, just mouse and keyboard, give it a shot. If it still does it, maybe try a different mouse and keyboard, though I can't see a mouse and keyboard causing it.

If nothing fixes it, I would have to place the blame on the PSU, I know Asus boards with the Anti Surge is really sensitive to some PSU's, Plus that PSU you have is not a unit I would honestly trust. I do know them Akasa PSU's do not do well on the 5v rail, I had a 850watt a customer brought into me and it was really flaky on the 5v rail on my load tester, The replacement was also diping to as low as 4.2v on the 5v rail, Though them rails shouldn't be used much but could be enough to trip the anti surge is my only guess.

Good Luck!
so your saying the Akasa PSU's arent great? and if it help, in the BIOS settings it says that the volt amount is over the amount set by BIOS by like 0.1 upto 0.3 like instead of the 5 it should stay on i think, its over 5, like 5,34
 

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How close is the bottom of your PSU (and fan inlet) to the case? If the gap isn't big enough or there aren't any ventilation slots nearby, your PSU may be overheating due to insufficient ventilation. If the PSU is mounted at the top of the case, there shouldn't be a problem.

I've never heard of "Power Surge Mode" in a PC. Could you provide more details please?
The case has a vented bottom for the power supply, and Asus has a anti surge detected so called feature that has been known for giving a lot of fosse positive readings.