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Possible PSU problem?

Discussion in 'Power Supply - PSU' started by Meee3214, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Meee3214

    Meee3214

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    I'm not 100% sure this is a PSU problem, but I presume so. I assume the PSU is not broken, but just not powerful anough.

    Basicly what the problem is, my computer keeps randomly restarting itself, freezing or in the worst case it freezes or goes into a blue screen and starts making this loud "buzzing" sound. (I need to manualy restart it if this happens).
    I've had this computer build for a couple of months now and almost since I built it, I've had this problem, but it became more frequent lately.

    What I've done/checked alredy:
    -I have checked the temperatures (PC is not overheating)
    -updated all the drivers
    -reinstalled all the software
    -tried using another graphic card
    -I tried using friends stronger power supply(750W), had same problems, but the power supply was broken and actually died after some time, so this could still be a problem.
    -I've cleaned everything
    -checked RAM (its working fine)

    Specifications:
    -AMD FFX812
    -Asus Sabertooth 990FX
    -Corsair Venegance 16gb
    -Corsair H75
    -Amd ATI Radeon HD 5970
    -LC POWER 650W LC8650 V2.2
     
  2. DSTM (Dougie)

    DSTM (Dougie) Registered Members

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    Hi and welcome to Computer Help Forums.
    Check event viewer for any clues, also device manager.
    I would reseat the ram and try one stick, recheck all connections.
    Can find wher the noise is coming from, whether fans or hard drive or PSU
    Failing PSU's can make that noise.(FAN)
     
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  3. Meee3214

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    Hey and thanks for the answer.
    I'll check the event viewer and device manager.
    As I said I already checked the RAM, tried using all the sticks sepretly and nothing seems to be wrong with it, so I'm pretty sure its not the RAM causing it.
    Want to point out that the noice doesn't come from the computer itself, but normaly trough my headset, forgot to mention that.
     
  4. bringIT

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    Do you know what it says on the bluescreen? If not then next time it happens write down what it says caused it. This will provide a clue into what is happening here.
     
  5. Meee3214

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    I have an old picture of the bluescreen, don't know if the error is still the same, but I guess so. I did google a bit about it, but didn't really find much.

    What the blue screen says is:
    *** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA800F76EB30, 0xFFFFFA800F76EE10, 0xFFFFF800033DB940)
     
  6. DSTM (Dougie)

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    A number of issues can cause that error.
    I would run sfc /scannow first. note space between c and forward slash.
     
  7. Meee3214

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    I checked event viewer and device manager and didn't really find anything. I'll try to run sfc /scannow and see how it goes. :)
     
  8. bringIT

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    From what I have discovered it seems to be either software that wasn't fully uninstalled or a bios setting that is conflicting with your hardware. Might want to review your bios settings.
     
  9. Rich M

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    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    MSI Z97 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z97
    CPU:
    Intel i7 4790K 4.0Ghz
    Memory:
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133
    Hard Drive:
    Crucial 256 Gb SSD+ WD Raptor 300 Gb Sata III
    Graphics Card:
    Radeon R9 280 2GB HDMI
    Power Supply:
    Seasonic 750 watt
    Software issue would not make a fan produce a lot of noise and then freeze or cause Bsods.
    That Psu is made by Andyson which is very low quality.
    What you have listed as Psu is not a real model number.
    Could it be FX 8120 you mean? That Cpu could easily bottleneck with the wrong psu and video card
    as it does run hot. Are you overclocking it by any chance?
     
  10. Meee3214

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    Hey, sorry for the late reply. I did check my bios setting and again nothing seems to be wrong.
    I'm not sure about the Cpu but it could indeed be the FX 8120, I'll have to check tommorow and make sure tho.
    I am not overclocking no.
     
  11. Rich M

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    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    MSI Z97 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z97
    CPU:
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    Memory:
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133
    Hard Drive:
    Crucial 256 Gb SSD+ WD Raptor 300 Gb Sata III
    Graphics Card:
    Radeon R9 280 2GB HDMI
    Power Supply:
    Seasonic 750 watt
    If that Psu was top notch quality, and it isn't, 500 watts is barely enough for that system. Psus degrade over time so if its even a few years old, it probably is the cause and if it is, you need to change it quickly as psus that do not produce enough power, harm other components by starving them for power.
     
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  12. Meee3214

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    I see, I did assume this could be the problem, thanks for the help.
     
  13. Rich M

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    CPU:
    Intel i7 4790K 4.0Ghz
    Memory:
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133
    Hard Drive:
    Crucial 256 Gb SSD+ WD Raptor 300 Gb Sata III
    Graphics Card:
    Radeon R9 280 2GB HDMI
    Power Supply:
    Seasonic 750 watt
    Sorry I corrected typo as I was talking about Psu not cpu.
     

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