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 Post subject: Okay, I think this time, PSU must be dying.
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:43 am 
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Just lazy to do too much analysis and diagnosis for other components, and I think this SHOULD be a PSU problem.

Long time 630 owner here, have replaced almost everything inside the 630, and I am happy about it~ the ONLY thing I haven't upgrade is it's stock PSU, it worked so great and meets all I need.

Recently PC is acting weird and I am wondering is it the PSU problem now.

Scenario is as below

1. Maybe I have plugged so many peripherals, sometime when I start the PC, it just hang in the POST screen, and freeze there, unable to press keyboard, and so unable to get into BIOS

2. Sometimes I get into BIOS, and it freezes in BIOS

3. Sometimes I get into system, guess what? it shuts down itself, and restart itself.

4. Sometimes my monitors don't even have a signal, the case's lights on, and few seconds later, all lights off, and PC restarts itself again, and again, repeat.

5. And of course, sometimes it just running so great without anything problem, just like any PC out there, but...yes, it freezes, completely freezes. Sometimes when I browsing the web, it turn into solid colored screen, and freezes, had to force shut down.

5. What makes me so sure this is a PSU problem, is recently, when I browsing the web, it just shut down, yes, suddenly shut down itself completely when I am still playing . All lights off, and just feel like it is unplugged from the wall. And then, it tries to restart itself as well

6. Tried DC the USB 3.0 PANEL, it worked a while, and keep restarting again,
Tried DC the DVD drive, it worked a while, and keep restarting again,

7. Sometimes I even have to unplug keyboard and mouse to get it to boot into OS, and then plug backin.


SO, my own conclusion, I have to buy a new PSU...

any suggestions? all temp looks good, ram has no problem, shouldn't it be PSU now?

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 Post subject: Re: Okay, I think this time, PSU must be dying.
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:15 pm 
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PSU is as good a guess as any. That would be my first change.
A fresh install of Windows also might help some of those symptoms.
Some motherboards I've had are slow to boot up with extra USB devices plugged in.

Good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Okay, I think this time, PSU must be dying.
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:46 pm 
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Yeah, from what you describe, it sounds like a PSU issue--worn out (esp. for the stock PSUs).

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 Post subject: Re: Okay, I think this time, PSU must be dying.
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:40 am 
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gdonner wrote:
Yeah, from what you describe, it sounds like a PSU issue--worn out (esp. for the stock PSUs).


I am back..with new PSU that is DOA perhaps....

RM850X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139141

bought from Newegg Corsair RM850X. Plugged in 24pin+8pin tested, and the mobo won't start. and PSU's fan won't spinning at all, however, the GPU started the spinning for a half second and stopped.

Tested with paperclip method, PSU's fan started spinning very lightly, and then stopped after seconds. However, the connected case's fan is running fine. So, I guess either it is DOA or don't supply enough power for my mobo. contacting Newegg for replacement now..

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Original: Stock XPS 630 Motherboard // Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 // Crossfire Two ATI HD4850 // 4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz // Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit

New: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 MOBO // Intel i7-2600K // CORSAIR CAFA70 // EVGA Geforce GTX760 Superclocked 2GB// Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB DDR3-1333 + Hynix 8GB DDR3-1333 //
Windows 10 Pro 64bit //Rosewill Capstone G750W

LG Ultrawide 2560*1080 29''+Steelseries Rival Dota2 Edition+Razer Firefly+Microsoft Sidewinder X4


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 Post subject: Re: Okay, I think this time, PSU must be dying.
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:01 pm 
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Argh; sounds like a case of bad luck with the new PSU (makes you wonder just what's going on in their QA dept.--if they have one). lol

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 Post subject: Re: Okay, I think this time, PSU must be dying.
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:34 pm 
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gdonner wrote:
Argh; sounds like a case of bad luck with the new PSU (makes you wonder just what's going on in their QA dept.--if they have one). lol


lol, so anyway, , I'm back with new PSU(Rosewill Capstone G750) and result..so, running new PSU for a week now, no more freeze, no more restarts, and no more sudden shutdowns.

I got to say it is running perfect now. Not sure if it will be survive through next few days or few weeks, we will see.

as of right now, everything looks good to me.

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Original: Stock XPS 630 Motherboard // Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 // Crossfire Two ATI HD4850 // 4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz // Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit

New: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 MOBO // Intel i7-2600K // CORSAIR CAFA70 // EVGA Geforce GTX760 Superclocked 2GB// Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB DDR3-1333 + Hynix 8GB DDR3-1333 //
Windows 10 Pro 64bit //Rosewill Capstone G750W

LG Ultrawide 2560*1080 29''+Steelseries Rival Dota2 Edition+Razer Firefly+Microsoft Sidewinder X4


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 Post subject: Re: Okay, I think this time, PSU must be dying.
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:03 pm 
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Glad to hear it's working well! --I can identify with the good feeling a smooth working system brings!

I'm remembering the old addage too: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" lol

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