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EVGA 850w GA and 3080, no shutdown for now, should I still be worried?

Hi guys,

 

This might be kind of a stupid question, but all the report of this powersupply, that I have, shutting down systems underload that have the latest gen intel/amd cpus and 3080/90 gpu has me kinda worried. Should I contact EVGA support, see if they're doing a recall for it or something?

 

I have a 9900k and a gigabyte gaming oc 3080. I did some 4k video export, and some gaming (black ops cold war) and juste now tried Furmark, and so far so good, no sign of instability or anything, no shutdown, so for now I think i'm good? But I plan in 2021 to ugrade my cpu and I'm worried that at that time, maybe the psu will shutoff my pc underload because  the new cpu needs more power.  Also, i'm passed the return window on the psu since I bought It at the 3080 launch but only received my gpu last week.....

 

Thanks for the help!

 

 

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I would indeed keep on alert as the ga is one of those series that does suck might be that you got a little better unit compared to others and it's holding up for now

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They're not going to recall a PSU for not having enough power.  That's kind of silly.

 

Yours could be working because of the TDP 9900k that you're just under the precipice.  There's a combination of things.

 

Also, what motherboard are you using?  I have better luck with some over others.

 

And finally, run Prime 95 stress test in the back ground.  The run Furmark in the foreground.  Press the space bar every 5 seconds or so.  If the PC keeps running, you're probably fine.

 

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5 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

And finally, run Prime 95 stress test in the back ground.  The run Furmark in the foreground.  Press the space bar every 5 seconds or so.  If the PC keeps running, you're probably fine.

 

With this stress test I've found it's best to run 1 less thread on P95 (15 threads for a 9900K) since P95 often uses so many resources that the CPU bottlenecks Furmark and it doesn't run the GPU at full load.

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23 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

They're not going to recall a PSU for not having enough power.  That's kind of silly.

 

Yours could be working because of the TDP 9900k that you're just under the precipice.  There's a combination of things.

 

Also, what motherboard are you using?  I have better luck with some over others.

 

And finally, run Prime 95 stress test in the back ground.  The run Furmark in the foreground.  Press the space bar every 5 seconds or so.  If the PC keeps running, you're probably fine.

 

 

EVGA has been swapping them out with a different model as the customers with the GA's have been calling in etc.

 

Saw more than a few people on the EVGA forum go through it.

 

 

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59 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

They're not going to recall a PSU for not having enough power.  That's kind of silly.

 

Yours could be working because of the TDP 9900k that you're just under the precipice.  There's a combination of things.

 

Also, what motherboard are you using?  I have better luck with some over others.

 

And finally, run Prime 95 stress test in the back ground.  The run Furmark in the foreground.  Press the space bar every 5 seconds or so.  If the PC keeps running, you're probably fine.

 

I mean, it's not supposed to shutdown pc underload, and 3080 is advertised as needed 750w, so yeah I feel the recall could be warranted for a gold+ rated 850w psu.

 

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I'll try Prime 95 !

EDIT : Just did, 9900k @ 4,68ghz, prime 95 running + 4k furmark test completed, space bar a few time, no instability problem, no shutdown. So clearly for now it seem fine, but it's clearly for the futur with a new cpu, should I still contact evga, or since my unit seemed fine for now there is no point?

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51 minutes ago, Emilerk said:

I mean, it's not supposed to shutdown pc underload, and 3080 is advertised as needed 750w, so yeah I feel the recall could be warranted for a gold+ rated 850w psu.

 

That's not why you have recalls.  You have recalls for defective parts.

 

The GA850 can output 850W.  So you wouldn't recall it for that reason.  Also, there are A LOT of PSUs out there that say they are 850W, but can only do 850W for 1 second at 25°C.

 

Also, the 750W is a stupid recommendation from Nvidia because it doesn't take into account transient spikes from the graphics card.  There are plenty of 850W PSUs out there that can easily put out 850W, but cannot handle the spikes from a 3080 that can easily exceed 850W, though only for a few milliseconds.

 

But it's good that the PC is working.  If it passes Prime w/ Furmark, I doubt you'll have issues.  But there's zero room for overclock or CPU upgrade, I'm sure.

 

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5 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

There are plenty of 850W PSUs out there that can easily put out 850W, but cannot handle the spikes from a 3080 that can easily exceed 850W, though only for a few milliseconds.

 

 

And the idiots that recommend 650W and lower PSUs for them.

 

Well NVIDIA says 750W so you really don't need that, you can go with an 650W or less because they always over recommend. 🙄

 

Saw that start 5 seconds after NVIDIA put out the specs from the typical suspects...... 🙄

 

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4 minutes ago, Ankerson said:

And the idiots that recommend 650W and lower PSUs for them.

That really depends on the psu that if it can handle the transient spikes aswell as the rest of the specs. Like ryzen 5 3600+3080 should run fine with 650w high quality unit.

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Just now, SavageNeo said:

That really depends on the psu that if it can handle the transient spikes aswell as the rest of the specs. Like ryzen 5 3600+3080 should run fine with 650w high quality unit.

 

 

NOPE....

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7 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

You have recalls for defective parts.

Well defective is what I call a  200$CAD psu advertised at 850w gold+ that can't keep up with normal part that would be used with it. I mean who else buy 850w psu than people buying almost top of the line cpu and gpu?

 

You can't expect people to know about "transient spikes" and search on forums to find the most efficient psu and the like, I mean, I am  an "advanced" user I would say, i build my own pc since 2007, and I had no idea that a 850w gold psu could sometimes not sustain the 850w and might not be enough for a gpu that is supposed to be good with 750w.

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2 minutes ago, Ankerson said:

 

 

NOPE....

Well 3080 has a peak of 370w, 320w otherwise. + mothebraord and cpu (3600) is like 100-150w. that is little over 500w on a 12V rail. Soem psus with 2 12V rails run just fine. Like cpu on rail 1 and gpu on rail 2. Should not trip the protections

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Just now, SavageNeo said:

Well 3080 has a peak of 370w, 320w otherwise. + mothebraord and cpu (3600) is like 100-150w. that is little over 500w on a 12V rail. Soem psus with 2 12V rails run just fine. Like cpu on rail 1 and gpu on rail 2. Should not trip the protections

 

NOPE..... 

 

Not how it works, you are misinformed. 

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14 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

But there's zero room for overclock or CPU upgrade, I'm sure.

You mean, in your own opinion, you sure the moment i change cpu for let's say, a ryzen 5900x, my PSU won't be enough and I'll get shutdowns?

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6 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

That really depends on the psu that if it can handle the transient spikes

If there's a PSU that does 650W continuous and has some rather big output capacitors to deal with the spikes, I don't see why it wouldn't. Problem is, up until now, as a psu manufacturer, why would you sell a power supply with oversized output capacitors? That makes the unit more expensive for no reason (well that's until these cards appeared). Therefore it's quite possible that such a power supply isn't (widely) available.

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Rm650I. Has one 12V rail which can handle over 600W.

 

straight power 11 has 4 12 rails. you can plug 12V1 rail to the cpu. 12V2 rail to the one 8pin. 12V3 to the second 8 pin or 12V4 to the thrid 8pin. 

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(Also case airflow matter or if you are using Downcraft air cooler)

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3 minutes ago, Emilerk said:

Well defective is what I call a  200$CAD psu advertised at 850w gold+ that can't keep up with normal part that would be used with it. I mean who else buy 850w psu than people buying almost top of the line cpu and gpu?

It outputs 850W.  It's Gold efficiency (not sure why you keep bringing up it's efficiency as it doesn't play a part here).  Therefore it's not defective.

 

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Rm650I. Has one 12V rail which can handle over 600W.

 

straight power 11 has 4 12 rails. you can plug 12V1 rail to the cpu. 12V2 rail to the one 8pin. 12V3 to the second 8 pin or 12V4 to the thrid 8pin. 

 

NOPE, that's not how it works with these cards....

 

THEY are different than anything we have seen before.

 

YOU can forget anything you heard before.

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6 minutes ago, Emilerk said:

You mean, in your own opinion, you sure the moment i change cpu for let's say, a ryzen 5900x, my PSU won't be enough and I'll get shutdowns?

Opinion?  No.  I've seen high end 850W PSUs not work with slightly overclocked CPUs and/or out of the box GPU overclock (example:  EVGA FTW3 3080), so yes.

 

Nvidia expects a 750W PSU to be able to do 975W for 20ms and not shut down.  And that's just not a realistic expectation for every unit on the market.  If they know the graphics card can peak at 975W, then they should be suggesting 1000W PSUs.

 

Yes.  A 750W or 850W works in MOST CASES, but they're relying too much on the secondary caps having enough capacitance to maintain that kind of load.

 

 

 

 

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Just now, jonnyGURU said:

It outputs 850W.  It's Gold efficiency (not sure why you keep bringing up it's efficiency as it doesn't play a part here).  Therefore it's not defective.

 

I feel you're intentionnaly missing the point here. I keep talking about the gold rating, because, for someone that's doesn't know in details how psu work and shit. Its the only recognasable metric to know if a psu is good or not, bronze, silver, gold, platinum. simple enough. So until now, I simply assume gold psu = pretty good, platinum = the best. etc So when you see a gold 850w psu, you should'nt have any more question that can't be easily answered on the product page like "will it be enough for the transient spikes of my 3080" with gold the answer should simply be YES, and like bronze or silver could be a NO and a maybe. Do you understand what I mean? It's rediculous to be like, "well it output 850w but it's not enough for the best gpu and cpu even though the number of W are enough, working as intended, good day sir"

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I feel you're intentionnaly missing the point here. I keep talking about the gold rating, because, for someone that's doesn't know in details how psu work and shit. Its the only recognasable metric to know if a psu is good or not, bronze, silver, gold, platinum. simple enough. So until now, I simply assume gold psu = pretty good, platinum = the best. etc So when you see a gold 850w psu, you should'nt have any more question that can't be easily answered on the product page like "will it be enough for the transient spikes of my 3080" with gold the answer should simply be YES, and like bronze or silver could be a NO and a maybe. Do you understand what I mean? It's rediculous to be like, "well it output 850w but it's not enough for the best gpu and cpu even though the number of W are enough, working as intended, good day sir"

The answer is the efficiency rating tells next to nothing about a PSU's actual quality. Hasn't this been said before in this thread..?

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7 minutes ago, Emilerk said:

Well defective is what I call a  200$CAD psu advertised at 850w gold+ that can't keep up with normal part that would be used with it. I mean who else buy 850w psu than people buying almost top of the line cpu and gpu?

 

You can't expect people to know about "transient spikes" and search on forums to find the most efficient psu and the like, I mean, I am  an "advanced" user I would say, i build my own pc since 2007, and I had no idea that a 850w gold psu could sometimes not sustain the 850w and might not be enough for a gpu that is supposed to be good with 750w.

There is more to a PSU than the wattage and 80+ efficiency rating. Why else do you think the Apevia Prestige 600W 80+ Gold costs $55, the RM650i 80+ Gold costs $140, and the FSP Twins 700W 80+ Gold costs $500?

1 minute ago, Emilerk said:

I feel you're intentionnaly missing the point here. I keep talking about the gold rating, because, for someone that's doesn't know in details how psu work and shit. Its the only recognasable metric to know if a psu is good or not, bronze, silver, gold, platinum. simple enough. So until now, I simply assume gold psu = pretty good, platinum = the best. etc So when you see a gold 850w psu, you should'nt have any more question that can't be easily answered on the product page like "will it be enough for the transient spikes of my 3080" with gold the answer should simply be YES, and like bronze or silver could be a NO and a maybe. Do you understand what I mean? It's rediculous to be like, "well it output 850w but it's not enough for the best gpu and cpu even though the number of W are enough, working as intended, good day sir"

Everyone has been trying to tell you that the 80+ rating is meaningless. If you think the 80+ rating says anything at all about how good a PSU is, then you have clearly not done any research at all. If you are not interested in doing even the most basic research, you could just ask people on the forum, like here.

 

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

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Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

Hello fellow night theme users

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2 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

the secondary caps having enough capacitance to maintain that kind of load.

Which does make me think, if you added that capacitance on there yourself, you could get away with a much cheaper power supply.

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Just now, Mateyyy said:

The answer is the efficiency rating tells next to nothing about a PSU's actual quality. Hasn't this been said before in this thread..?

Well it  clearly should, you can't put gold and platinum rating for efficiency and not expect people to assume it means it's quality (better efficiency = better quality), I get it it's not like that.... So well, there's absolutly no way to know if a PSU is good enough beside looking in forums for people that tested it? that's rediculous.

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Just now, Emilerk said:

So well, there's absolutly no way to know if a PSU is good enough beside looking in forums for people that tested it? that's rediculous.

There is another way; look up a review. 

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