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    Hi guys,

    Before I run out and get a new power supply, do you think my PSU is dying?

    I will try and keep this short, a couple of months ago my PC started restarting itself during games (no blue screen, just shut off then automatically restarted). I turned off the overclock, that fixed it for a couple of weeks.

    Then it started happening again. I pulled one of my graphics cards, that fixed it once again.

    But here we are now and its started happening again. I can't reduce the power load any more! But it all seems to be pointing to the power supply. It's a Corsair HX620W I've had for a good 6-7 years.

    Do you think its the power supply? If so does anyone have any good recommendations on a good replacement?

    Thanks.

    i7 920 @ 3.8ghz | P6X58D-E | Corsair 6GB DDR3 | 2 x GTX 560Ti | 3D Ready

  • #2
    Six to seven years on the same PSU? It wouldn't surprise me if it was starting to die to be honest.
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    • #3
      Yeah psu's age an output reduces. Could be just going faulty though Does sound like it needs replacing though

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      • #4
        If it is the same rig for 7 or so years then anything could be going mobo/psu/gpu/cpu/whatever.

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        • #5
          Nah, I've had this system for around 2 years, the only component that was recycled was the power supply.

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          • #6
            My money is on the PSU to be honest.
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            • #7
              Agreed on PSU degradation.
              If it's been running for 6 years, it's had a good life.
              Time to give it a send off I'd say.
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              • #8
                Doesn't corsair have 10 year warranty?

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                • #9
                  They have seven on their newer range as far as I know. The HX620 has five I think.
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                  • #10
                    Power Supplies


                    • Professional Series™ Gold (Models AX1200, AX850, AX750, and AX650) have a 7 year warranty
                    • Professional Series (Models HX450, HX650, HX750, HX850 and HX1050) have a 7 year warranty
                    • Enthusiast Series™ V2 (Models TX650V2, TX750V2, and TX850V2) have a 5 year warranty
                    • Enthusiast Series Modular (Models TX650M, TX750M, and TX850M) have a 5 year warranty
                    • Gaming Series™ (Model 600G, 700G and 800G) have a 3 year warranty
                    • Builder Series™ V2 (Models CX430V2, CX500V2, and CX600V2) have a 3 year warranty
                    • Builder Series (Models CX430, CX500, and CX600) have a 3 year warranty
                    • HX Series (Models HX520W, HX620, and HX1000) have a 5 year warranty
                    • TX and VX Enthusiast Series (Models TX650, TX750, TX850, TX950, VX450, and VX550) have a 5 year warranty
                    • CX Series (Model CX400) has a 3 year warranty
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                    • #11
                      Ouch, 30 watts and you'd be having a good time now

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Naphta View Post
                        Ouch, 30 watts and you'd be having a good time now
                        Yeah, back in the day the 620W was the best around

                        It seems as though the problem is likely to produce itself after I've been gaming for a while, to the point where games won't start at all if the machine is warm. I've tested each graphics card on its own and they both do this. I'm convinced it isn't anything else hardware related, otherwise I would be expecting to see a blue screen rather than just a hard reset all the time?

                        I don't really want to push it any further, so for the time being its off until I can afford a decent replacement.

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                        • #13
                          What you want is a nice FSP replacement on the cheap to chuck in there and try to rule it out *cough*

                          Anyway, I've had a similar issue to this before and it actually turned out to be the power regulators on the board rather than the PSU, have you got any way to log the rail voltages?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PhillipM View Post
                            What you want is a nice FSP replacement on the cheap to chuck in there and try to rule it out *cough*

                            Anyway, I've had a similar issue to this before and it actually turned out to be the power regulators on the board rather than the PSU, have you got any way to log the rail voltages?
                            Hi, unfortunately no I don't. The motherboard (P6X58d-e) isn't that old, maybe 2-3 years. I've never heard of the voltage regulators failing on these, for now I'm just going to have to assume that the safest bet is the power supply.

                            I fail to re produce the problem when I crank up the CPU, but running furmark for a couple of minutes reproduces the problem easily. Does the motherboard regulate the cards in anyway?

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                            • #15
                              Tbh im surprised you managed 2 cards and an OC on 620W, you must have been pushing it right to the barrier. Might not of helped the aging issue Although yeah, probably worth replacing it, even if it isnt the PSU, you dont wanna risk it drying itself one day soon

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