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Is this PSU too weak?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey.

 

My PC is crashing and my ASUS board tells me constantly "Power surge protection" so I assume my PSU is broken. I want to replace it.

 

Here are my specs :http://www.sysprofile.de/id154494
And several forums recommended me this power supply: BeQuiet System Power 7 450 W.

 

My question: Is that really enough? 450 W seems so extremly low.

But seriously: I have no idea about PSUs at all. So maybe I'm completely wrong!

 

Thanks in advance :)

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Wow, seriously?

 

Cool, no effort at all then.


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450W will be enough for your system. It seems low, but your system doesn't put out all that much power.


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Well the psu might be broken it's hard to tell. It's powerful enough though.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

450W will be enough for your system. It seems low, but your system doesn't put out all that much power.

Even with my Razer DeathAdder 2013, Logitech C920, Keyboard and my cell phone (all USB 2.0) attached ? Also I have 1 IDE hardrive, 1 Sata HDD and 1 DVD drive. I think this wasn't listed in the link above.

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Its not too weak and the psu is pretty good id say it something else or maybe the power in your building.

A thunder happend a few weeks ago and probably hit my PSU. All the components are working fine. I tested them all. Memtest, games and CPU stresstest. It just randomly restarts and boots up with the "Power surge" message after POST. So It has to be my PSU!

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Even with my Razer DeathAdder 2013, Logitech C920, Keyboard and my cell phone (all USB 2.0) attached ? Also I have 1 IDE hardrive, 1 Sata HDD and 1 DVD drive. I think this wasn't listed in the link above.

Yep. Extreme PSU Calculator estimates your system at around 300W peak draw.


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A thunder happend a few weeks ago and probably hit my PSU. All the components are working fine. I tested them all. Memtest, games and CPU stresstest. It just randomly restarts and boots up with the "Power surge" message after POST. So It has to be my PSU!

Make sure that all of your components cables are in snugly. I had this error screen once, and it was caused whenever my ATX 24pin connector was loose. 

 

If all the components are in snugly, then your PSU just might have died. 


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Make sure that all of your components cables are in snugly. I had this error screen once, and it was caused whenever my ATX 24pin connector was loose. 

 

If all the components are in snugly, then your PSU just might have died. 

Of course I checked those cables. All fitting perfectly. The PSU is just dead. Nothing to actually talk about any further. 

Actually I'm happy that I bought a save power supply back in the day. So now my PSU is fried. Not my entire PC :)

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My personal view on PSUs, if you have the budget for it, I would personally go for a higher watt PSU so incase you want to add something in the future you won't have to worry about whether you'll have enough watt to power your entire system. I had to buy a new PSU because my old one wasnt holding up anymore after doing several upgrades to my pc


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Hey.

 

My PC is crashing and my ASUS board tells me constantly "Power surge protection" so I assume my PSU is broken. I want to replace it.

 

Here are my specs :http://www.sysprofile.de/id154494

And several forums recommended me this power supply: BeQuiet System Power 7 450 W.

 

My question: Is that really enough? 450 W seems so extremly low.

But seriously: I have no idea about PSUs at all. So maybe I'm completely wrong!

 

Thanks in advance :)

You don't happen to have any other kind of system around you can test it on do you? :P If not then have you tried running a bare system just to make sure you have got power? OR could pick up a PSU tester. But it does sound like it could of been fried.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I won't upgrade my system any further. i'm at the point where I would be a completely new one instead of wasting money into over 4 year old components!

So if you say that the PSU is capable of keeping my system running for at least 2 years or more without an issue: That's really all I'm asking for.

 

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You don't happen to have any other kind of system around you can test it on do you? :P If not then have you tried running a bare system just to make sure you have got power? OR could pick up a PSU tester. But it does sound like it could of been fried.

Look a few posts above!

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You'll be absolutely fine with that BeQuiet 450w psu. Really. ;)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I did turn it off but when I do that the actual PSU protection triggers and the PC also reboots. Same effect.

 

Those are definitely REAL SURGES!

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My personal view on PSUs, if you have the budget for it, I would personally go for a higher watt PSU so incase you want to add something in the future you won't have to worry about whether you'll have enough watt to power your entire system. I had to buy a new PSU because my old one wasnt holding up anymore after doing several upgrades to my pc

 

I'd have to agree. I see them as an investment, because they don't exactly change much, I buy a PSU with the intent to use it until it breaks, in system after system.


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I'd have to agree. I see them as an investment, because they don't exactly change much, I buy a PSU with the intent to use it until it breaks, in system after system.

No really: My next PC will be build from scratch. I'll use the one I have as long as it breaks and after that I'll will get an intel CPU and a proper graphics card and all that good stuff. That'd cost me about 800$ anyway so I wouldn't mind a extra few bucks for a decent power supply. 

For now: I have very little money and I wanna something very simple for my current PC. All I want is to use it 1 or 2 years at least and then get rid of it!

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If you look at the first post: I think we can agree that my PSU is most likely the cause of that failure. But what if, if it's NOT the problem and I get the message also with the new power supply?
I probably need a new MB then.

CPU is tested with Prime95, GPU with 3D Mark and memory with Windows Memtest. So everything seems fine. Only if I play games and run the components all together it failures!

 

What motherboard would you recommenend me that is COMPATIBLE with my current system But not too outdated? Also the FORM factor of the MB needs to be the same. My case is tiny. 

 

System: http://www.sysprofile.de/id154494

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Posted · Original PosterOP

..It's like you didn't look at the link I posted.

And I gave you a reply:

 

 

I did turn it off but when I do that the actual PSU protection triggers and the PC also reboots. Same effect.

 

Those are definitely REAL SURGES!

 
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