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Posted · Original PosterOP

Pretty much what the title says. Computer runs fine with no load, but as soon as I jump into any game I hear a slight but noticeable buzzing sound coming from inside the PC then after about 4 minutes the circuit breaker trips and all power in the room shuts down.

 

unplugged everything from the circuit minus the monitor and computer, still trips the circuit. If you have any knowledge of this please help

 

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GPU:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GXOX3SW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ov7MBbXXH2ARE

 

PSU:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H33SFJU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_yw7MBb1VMSNNP

 

 

Could it possibly be my PSU wattage isn’t sufficient enough for my build? Any info would help. Currently living in military housing in japan, but the circuit breaker says it was installed in 2006

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Your PSU is fine, it's your circuit breaker in your electrical box for the house that's the issue.  The breaker is rated usually for the wiring in the room to protect against wires melting or shit like that.

 

Be careful upping the breaker capacity, as it may not trip if the room wiring gets too hot or overloaded.

 

Military housing in Japan was built buy the lowest bidder, corners were most likely cut as well.  Sorry man, you got substandard housing.


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1 minute ago, jstudrawa said:

Your PSU is fine, it's your circuit breaker in your box that's the issue.  The breaker is rated usually for the wiring in the room to protect against wires melting or shit like that.

 

Be careful upping the breaker capacity, as it may not trip if the room wiring gets too hot or overloaded.

 

Military housing in Japan was built buy the lowest bidder, corners were most likely cut as well.  Sorry man, you got substandard housing.

Is there anything I can do to be able to use my computer again? I had a 1050 Ti in it before and the computer could run forever with no issues. Now that I put a 1070 Ti in it, the circuit trips

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9 minutes ago, DanielM94 said:

Is there anything I can do to be able to use my computer again? I had a 1050 Ti in it before and the computer could run forever with no issues. Now that I put a 1070 Ti in it, the circuit trips

You could try undervolting and lowering the power limit I guess. That's all you could do.


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9 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

You could try undervolting and lowering the power limit I guess. That's all you could do.

I have it running in another room on another circuit to see if it trips. I’ve narrowed the buzzing noise I’ve been hearing since the new GPU installation and it’s coming from the PSU. Does this buzzing noise means it’s actually the PSU that’s the problem?

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1 hour ago, DanielM94 said:

I have it running in another room on another circuit to see if it trips. I’ve narrowed the buzzing noise I’ve been hearing since the new GPU installation and it’s coming from the PSU. Does this buzzing noise means it’s actually the PSU that’s the problem?

I'm guessing it's probably coil whine. It's happens quite a big; it's mostly just annoying because of the noise. That being said, your PSU is pretty low end... You might want to consider getting something better.


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38 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

I'm guessing it's probably coil whine. It's happens quite a big; it's mostly just annoying because of the noise. That being said, your PSU is pretty low end... You might want to consider getting something better.

Been running on another circuit for the past hour and has yet to trip, so it must be that room. Maybe meant as a nursery and not for high loads to be on the circuit.

 

As for the psu, I’ll prob just deal with the coil whine till Black Friday and spoil myself on something good. Thanks for all your help!

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Does anyone know if it would be possible to use a ups as a buffer?

 

Also you could try to unplug things and reduce load on the breaker, which I would replace anyways while you can.


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3 hours ago, JohnDongus said:

Does anyone know if it would be possible to use a ups as a buffer?

 

Also you could try to unplug things and reduce load on the breaker, which I would replace anyways while you can.

A UPS will take power from A and give to B. It doesn't modify it in any way.
He would want a power conditioner. However I'm not so sure that would work, and it's an expensive test if it doesn't work.

 

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My best guess is your fuse is a current + thermal fuse, most are.
As you need to wait for it to trip that would suggest that it's the thermal part that is tripping you as it needs time to heat up.

Fuses becomes less reliable as they age, they trip more often and eventually trip unnecessarily. If I'm right about this then it should be a cheap fix.


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On 9/14/2018 at 6:22 AM, DanielM94 said:

Pretty much what the title says. Computer runs fine with no load, but as soon as I jump into any game I hear a slight but noticeable buzzing sound coming from inside the PC then after about 4 minutes the circuit breaker trips and all power in the room shuts down.

 

unplugged everything from the circuit minus the monitor and computer, still trips the circuit. If you have any knowledge of this please help

 

MOBO: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073PWKSP6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_gt7MBb9H5JHJD

 

CPU:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B41WS48/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nu7MBb0QVVASG

 

GPU:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GXOX3SW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ov7MBbXXH2ARE

 

PSU:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H33SFJU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_yw7MBb1VMSNNP

 

 

Could it possibly be my PSU wattage isn’t sufficient enough for my build? Any info would help. Currently living in military housing in japan, but the circuit breaker says it was installed in 2006

Agree with everyone that it's just the breaker getting overloaded.

 

But you really do have the cheapest PSU possible in there with the worst efficiency ever.  If you had something that was more efficient, it would use less power and may not trip the breaker.

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Can you plug something else in there to test the socket? preferably something low wattage like a light and something the same or above what your computer draws? a couple of other things which would be useful to know is voltage and rating of the breaker? It could also be caused by bad wiring in the socket or damaged cables in the wall. Most likely the breaker is under rated but it's worth investigating properly as bad wiring can lead to a fire.

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