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Glad to see "diy-street" back up!

 

My problem(s):

 

Sometimes, randomly my computer will freeze, as in I still have picture on my monitor but nothing responds, sounds hault and I have to hard reset. This is my most common problem!

or

 

Sometimes it will randomly just reboot on it's own.

 

AND sometimes I experience a strange "skipping" coming from the speakers and during this "skipping" everything else lags for about 1.4 seconds and it's over. This doesn't happen very often but when it does it's annoying.. like in a game or something.

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Glad to see "diy-street" back up!

 

My problem(s):

 

Sometimes, randomly my computer will freeze, as in I still have picture on my monitor but nothing responds, sounds hault and I have to hard reset. This is my most common problem!

or

 

Sometimes it will randomly just reboot on it's own.

 

AND sometimes I experience a strange "skipping" coming from the speakers and during this "skipping" everything else lags for about 1.4 seconds and it's over. This doesn't happen very often but when it does it's annoying.. like in a game or something.

 

Could it possibly be the power supply?

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Which PSU do you have? There's a good FAQ here listing units known to work well with DFI boards.

 

Do you use Speedfan or MBM5? Both of these can cause problems with freezing or sudden shutdown if allowed to scan the SMBus.

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What can I do to test the PSU? Because I have no idea if or how the PSU could be causing those problems.

 

I was going to suggest trying your system out with less things hooked up to the PSU; unless I'm mistaken, that PSU puts out 33A on the 12v rail (courtesy of OCZ's website), and putting your system on 33A is cutting it IMHO.

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Sorry, missed the PSU in your sig. Here's the FAQ link anyway:

 

http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73137

 

You could try Smartguardian to check the voltages.

 

Don't rely on any programs to check your volts. Use a multimeter.

 

And BTW, it's been long established that the OCZ 520W is an excellent PSU.

 

My Corsair 620W Modular has been good to me, Geekster ;)

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I don't have access to a multimeter and not really that hardcore to start using one :P

 

Anyways, about my current PSU next to the rest of my specs.

 

Just right?

Pushing it? (time to buy a new one?)

 

I don't mind spending the extra cash if it will fix my problem.

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Don't rely on any programs to check your volts. Use a multimeter.

 

And BTW, it's been long established that the OCZ 520W is an excellent PSU.

 

My Corsair 620W Modular has been good to me, Geekster ;)

I am not disputing the quality of OCZ's PSU's. I know that you may not remember, but I had a thread about the "cold boot" problem. My PSU was causing the problem and it was a OCZ Powerstream 520W. This is the reason for my post.

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