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I got a pc from Cyberpower last year and had some power issues so I decided to replace it myself with a new 600w unit (didnt like the idea of sending it back and waiting weeks for a fix) and it ran fine for maybe 4 months even with a new graphics card (GTX560Ti). Now something bad is happening again with sudden power offs and lockups.It started with a clicking noise like you get when you turn the power on and it would lock up, now windows just freezes up at random and I get an Critical error showing in event viewer "Event -ID 41, Source: Kernal - Power" What are the chances of 2 failed PSU in 1 year? Could it be some deeper problem with the motherboard? Its so confusing. I dont have a Spare PSU so I suppose I will need to buy a new one and hope its that. What would you guys recommend? Im running at factory Bios settings and have a good CPU cooler (Corsair 56c max with prime95)Specs in sig.Thanks


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Cyberpower is a hit and miss type company with more misses than hits the last few years. You may have a bad computer.

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ok I put in a new PSU from Dabs and 3 mins after booting up it failed. When I say it failed I mean it exploded. It was like a fireworks display. I paniced a bit thinking it had killed my whole system. I put the old PSU in and (Phew!!!) it booted up just fine.Im either very unlucky with PSUs or very lucky my PC didnt die in a fire!!.I wish I had had my camera ready, would have made an awsome youtube video hee. Never heard a noise like it in my whole life. Still get the odd crash related to Event ID 41 Kernal-Power but thats nothing new. Gonna try a much better quality PSU maybe a modular one if anyone has any suggestions.


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Intel i7 950+Corsair H70.

6 Gig ram Kingston Hyperx 1600Mhz

ASUS GTX560 Ti (900mhz core/1800Shader/2100Memory)

1T Cavier Black HD + 1T Cavier Green for backup jobs.

Win7 64 Bit

Asus X58A-UD3R (Rev2)

OCZ 600w PSU

 

 

 

 

DA-20 Katana Diamond (Aerosoft)

A2A B377 (Captain of the Ship) Flightsim Labs ConcordeX.

TM Warthog/TIR5/REX2/ASE/Topcat/RadarContact4/FSX

PMDG MD-11/J41/Old737NG/747-400x /IFly737FSX/A2A Spitfire/A2A B-17 Accusim

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You say the PSU "blew up" If that's the case, you have short circuit somewhere or a capacitor shorted out.! Imtermittant or not! That should NEVER happen! That extremely bad. ben building computers for 2oyrs and never experienced that. I very much dought increasing Vcc will fix that!
Apparently you've never received a bad PSU. I think it's coincidental that the replacement PSU blew, btw.

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