Bad PSU? Computer keeps restarting

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  1. inferno592

    inferno592 The New Guy

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    Hi hoping for some help! My computer keeps restarting randomly:

    Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3570 Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
    MOBO:
    iBUYPOWER IBP-Z77E/S
    PSU:
    350 Watt - FSP 1U 80 Plus Certificated Power Supply (iBuypower's generic brand I'm assuming...)
    Graphics Card:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    Cooling:
    Corsair Hydro Series H55 Liquid CPU Cooling System - Standard 120mm Fan
    Memory:
    4 GB [4 GB X1] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Kingston HyperX
    Hard Drive:
    1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

    Symptoms: Computer randomly powers off and will restart after 2-3 seconds. Can occur anywhere from when playing intensive games to browsing the internet or even just idling on desktop. No BSOD. Temp checks and Memtest are fine. Is my PSU going bad?
     

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  2. Nathan

    Nathan United States Game Killer

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    That seems like a low-wattage psu for the system to me. But yes, it sounds to me like your PSU is failing if your temps are all stable. I'd contact ibuypower about getting it replaced.

    Source: IT Admin.
     
  3. inferno592

    inferno592 The New Guy

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    Damn alright thanks for the answer! Never buying from ibuypower again, always such a hassle to deal with...
    Edit: Alright after contacting iBuyPower tech support and them trying to just dick me around for an hour by sending me off to other departments, I think I'm just going to move my Revolt's parts into a bigger computer and get a new PSU. Any recommendations on a PSU?
     
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  4. ElpeepsNoobie

    ElpeepsNoobie Denmark Fanatic Hacker

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    ^ for that CPU & VRAM -> would suggest go for +550w PSU, if you want to know some brand-name(not gonna say which one I recommend), :hmm: have few in mind
    ^Yup, just pick which one you deserve it should be.
     
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  5. inferno592

    inferno592 The New Guy

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    Alright thanks! I was actually just looking at this PSU from Corsair:

    Think it'll work ok for the system?

    Was originally looking at 500w to save some money, but I think its better to have a stronger PSU and be safe than sorry again.
     
  6. ElpeepsNoobie

    ElpeepsNoobie Denmark Fanatic Hacker

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    Should be more than enough tbh.
     
  7. ElpeepsNoobie

    ElpeepsNoobie Denmark Fanatic Hacker

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    Should be more than enough tbh.

    P.S Note: Please beware that(your) GeForce GTX 650 Ti DOES NOT support SLI. just a reminder:thumb:
     
  8. inferno592

    inferno592 The New Guy

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    Will do, thanks a lot for the help!!
     
  9. inferno592

    inferno592 The New Guy

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    Ahhhh so I think its the motherboard that might be dying…I got a brand new PSU Corsair CX600 and moved everything over to a bigger case. Now the computer can only make it to desktop if I'm lucky before restarting and a lot of times when it restarts, the fans will go off but the screen won't turn on….
     
  10. Nathan

    Nathan United States Game Killer

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    How old is the computer?

    - - - Updated - - -

    And are you able to get past the POST screen?
     
  11. inferno592

    inferno592 The New Guy

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    Everything besides the PSU now is around 2 years old. I am able to get past the POST screen around 90% of the time. Most of the time it makes it all the way to login or desktop before shutting down and restarting.

    Edit: Also the iBuyPower tech support told me my symptoms either looked like it was the PSU or motherboard that was dying. Since the PSU is brand new but the problem is far worse (same issue but before it was pretty random, could either have 5 restarts in 10 mins or not one restart for 6 hours, now I think the longest I've made it was 5 mins on desktop before restarting), I'm not sure if it is the mobo that's failing or something is else is wrong.
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  12. Nathan

    Nathan United States Game Killer

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    See if ibuypower will replace the board still. I 99.99% doubt it will fix your problem, but you could try reseating your ram.
     
  13. inferno592

    inferno592 The New Guy

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    Damn just tried it and didn't work ;_;, computer won't even connect to the screen now (all fans turn on, mouse, keyboard lit but monitor says no connection) . iBuyPower won't replace the board since they only offer 1 year parts warranty and all I have left is this useless 3 year service warranty (still charge an arm and a leg for shipping on top of paying the price for replaced parts), so I'm thinking of just buying a new motherboard myself. Thanks for all the help though!
     
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    You can find a motherboard for cheap. <3
     

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