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Is it PSU or something else Antec Quottro 1000W

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elec999

Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2003
Good Day,
I have an APU System 8500
two Gigabyte Wind 280x 3GB OC Cards
Antec Quottro
This is my [email protected] and the system keeps on shutting down or being unstable.
Latest bios, all the goodness
I wonder if its the PSU or something else
At the moment I dont have another board and cpu to test with.
I did try another PSU but this one was only 850watt and same issue.
According to the Gigabyte these cards need 250watts each
Could it be that the Antec is older?
 

Johan45

Benching Team Leader Super Moderator
Joined
Dec 19, 2012
Is it possible it's just a heat problem. A couple of 280's and an AMD APU jammed into a box make a lot of heat.
 

Johan45

Benching Team Leader Super Moderator
Joined
Dec 19, 2012
@ wingman, sounds like he already did with the same symptoms. I have folded before and the load isn't always the same. I still think something is getting too warm and the system shuts down.
Easy test is to leave the side off and point a fan into it. Then you'll know if it's a lack of air movement that's causing the issues.
 
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Mandrake4565

Mr. Clean Senior Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2012
@ wingman, sounds like he already did with the same symptoms. I have folded before and the load isn't always the same. I still think something is getting too warm and the system shuts down.
Easy test is to leave the side off and point a fan into it. Then you'll know if it's a lack of air movement that's causing the issues.
Agreed.
 

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
I'd start by pulling one card out of the box, not just unplug it but take it all the way out.