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Triggered PSU protection, should i switch to a new PSU?

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14 hours ago, jonnyGURU said:

Sounds like you did research in the wrong places.

 

While it could be the PSU, it's not a "protection".  When a PSU protection kicks in, the PSU shuts off.  If your screen went black but the PSU stayed on, that's not a protection kicking in.

 

Not entirely true. PSUs can be designed to "crowbar". That means shorting the output straight to common in order to prevent any current from reaching the load. During this crowbar state, the PSU is still functioning, just that the load (the rest of your components) are not getting any power. That crowbar cannot be reset without a power cycle. Although that's usually reserved for linear supplies...

 

To OP: Connect your GPU to the PSU using 2 PCIE power cables, not a single one with two connectors on it. Then try again.

I recently brought the new rx 5700 xt. The PC shut down while gaming or doing heavy GPU benchmark. The screen went black and need to turn PSU on and off in order to run windows again. I did some research, the problem caused by PSU protection. So the question now is, am i right?

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I have this PSU rn

 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01LYRXRDI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I did a GPU driver clean reinstall (driver version 20.5.1)

I checked the 12v, its above 12, but sometimes it dropped to 11.95 something. I think the voltage is fine. (maybe i am wrong, i can post the sensor report here if you need)

 

This is my gpu GIGABYTE AORUS Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G Graphics Card, PCIe 4.0, 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6, 2010 MHz Boost

 

Right now i set it to 1150mv core voltage and 1900 Mhz core clock ( i set it to 1200mv, and it triggered the PSU protection once)

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1 hour ago, ILoveFox said:

The screen went black and need to turn PSU on and off in order to run windows again. I did some research, the problem caused by PSU protection. So the question now is, am i right?

Sounds like you did research in the wrong places.

 

While it could be the PSU, it's not a "protection".  When a PSU protection kicks in, the PSU shuts off.  If your screen went black but the PSU stayed on, that's not a protection kicking in.

 

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8 hours ago, ILoveFox said:

I recently brought the new rx 5700 xt. The PC shut down while gaming or doing heavy GPU benchmark. The screen went black and need to turn PSU on and off in order to run windows again. I did some research, the problem caused by PSU protection. So the question now is, am i right?

do you get any msg when you turn ON the PC?

It doesn't mean necessarly it's PSU fault.

I never heard of N1 from EVGA...

try to borrow other PSU and eliminate it from equation.

If PC reboots could be AMD driver issue or you have heat problems...

 

Please do not take offence for my apparent confusion or rudeness,it's not intent me to be like that,it's just my BPD,be nice to me,and I'll return twice better,be rude and usually I get easly pissed of...I'll try to help anyone here,as long as it's something I dealt with,and even if you think I'm rude or not polite,forgive me,  it's not me it's my BPD.

Thanks for understanding.

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You've managed to grab one of the worst 'branded' PSUs on the market, replace it ASAP.

Tag or quote me so i see your reply

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14 hours ago, jonnyGURU said:

Sounds like you did research in the wrong places.

 

While it could be the PSU, it's not a "protection".  When a PSU protection kicks in, the PSU shuts off.  If your screen went black but the PSU stayed on, that's not a protection kicking in.

 

Not entirely true. PSUs can be designed to "crowbar". That means shorting the output straight to common in order to prevent any current from reaching the load. During this crowbar state, the PSU is still functioning, just that the load (the rest of your components) are not getting any power. That crowbar cannot be reset without a power cycle. Although that's usually reserved for linear supplies...

 

To OP: Connect your GPU to the PSU using 2 PCIE power cables, not a single one with two connectors on it. Then try again.

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39 minutes ago, aranurea said:

To OP: Connect your GPU to the PSU using 2 PCIE power cables, not a single one with two connectors on it. Then try again.

But OP's psu has only one cable(with two 6+2 pin ends).

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