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    Noticed a few things recently which are starting to add up, ill start with the strangest - when under load (usually diablo 3 menu) when scrolling through firefox or foobar etc there will be a beeping noise and general system slowdown.

    Also there is a USB port which is apparently taking up too much power

    And finally one of my HDDs has a corrupt text file.

    Or maybe this could be because my wall socket is overloaded?

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    Where does the beeping noise come from? and what is plugged into the offending USB socket?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Naphta View Post
      Noticed a few things recently which are starting to add up, ill start with the strangest - when under load (usually diablo 3 menu) when scrolling through firefox or foobar etc there will be a beeping noise and general system slowdown.
      Perhaps thermal slowdown? Temps / overclock? This hot weather can really test an overclock!

      Originally posted by Naphta View Post
      Also there is a USB port which is apparently taking up too much power
      What's plugged in? Try using the sucker from a hoover / vacuum cleaner to try and clean it out - might have some conductive dust shorting it out.

      Originally posted by Naphta View Post
      And finally one of my HDDs has a corrupt text file.
      Try a scan for bad sectors, watch it like a hawk in case it is about to fail.

      Originally posted by Naphta View Post
      Or maybe this could be because my wall socket is overloaded?
      Nope, that would simply trip the fuse in the fusebox.
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      • #4
        hit up occt psu test see how it goes

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        • #5
          Just did OCCT psu test, and im guessing 3.3v should be well.. 3.3v?

          https://www.dropbox.com/sh/58rf9f0nntrxktf/dK_57Auos-

          Last edited by Naphta; 27-05-12, 16:12.

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          • #6
            did it make it through? with bsod or dying?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by k3vst3r View Post
              did it make it through? with bsod or dying?
              Didn't leave it on for long, watching LOTR - will do a full hour then.

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              • #8
                well if it lasts 30 minutes plus I'd say your problems ain't psu related

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                • #9
                  Might just be a bad sensor. Test your RAM and check temps too.

                  I had this problem on my brother's build and never fully tracked it down. One stick of ram had a tiny burn mark and it was more temperamental with something plugged into the PCI-E X16, so we assumed the board was at fault.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Naphta View Post
                    Those are definitely bad sensors, otherwise your PC wouldn't boot

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Alexceptional View Post
                      Those are definitely bad sensors, otherwise your PC wouldn't boot
                      Yeah as alexceptional says way way off spec, wouldn't be possible to have your machine running with such voltages. Software readings for voltages should always be taken with pinch of salt. DMM is needed for accurate readings

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by k3vst3r View Post
                        Yeah as alexceptional says way way off spec, wouldn't be possible to have your machine running with such voltages. Software readings for voltages should always be taken with pinch of salt. DMM is needed for accurate readings
                        I'll dig out my multimeter - I have places for testing it directly on my board

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