I didn't make it!
I own a Soly-Tech 600W PSU. First off i was wondering if this is a good name for power supplies? the model is SL-8600 EPS.
I Ive been having PC trouble for a while now.. heres my hardware.
Case: Nzxt Alpha Gaming Tower Case Power Supply: above Processor: Intel Core2duo Processor E6850 (2x3.0Ghz/4MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) Cooling: Liquid Cooling (intel) Mobo: Asus P5N32-E SLi nForce 680i chipset Memory: 2048MB (2x 1024MB) DDR2 800 PC6400 Corsair XMS2 Xtreme w/heat spreader Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB w/DVI + TVout video Hard drive: Western Digital 200GB OS: Windows XP
I bought this PC a while back and was playing Call of Duty 4 for quite some time.. around 3 months i think. Then one day my pc decides to completelty power off on me during play. I power back up and start CoD again. 10 minutes into gameplay it powers off again. etc etc keeps powering off 1-10 minutes into play. So i try another game thinking its just CoD. Nope.. every game i play it happens. I lost my mind over this problem and left the pc alone for months. Now im back again to try and fix the problem.. again. i can leave this pc on all day every day and it wont power off. I try to load Crysis up.. and the pc powers off while its loading.. not even during gameplay. This problem ONLY happens with games that require lots of resources. I tried playing the oroginal Unreal Tournament and that runs fine. Any games with graphics better than that though, crash. I've swapped video cards and memory, so those arent the problem. My best guess is the power supply. I had never heard of soly-tech PSU's so i was wondering if they're crap?
please any information about this problem will help. ask any question you'd like ill probably respond very quickly seeing im going to be on my pc almost all the time till this problems solved.
Also i would appreciate it if anyone could tell me a reliable power supply that would fit my Nzxt Alpha Gaming Tower Case.. thanks again.
Well, I first thought it was the PSU being bunk, but by the look of a review that PSU is solid. Perhaps you got a bad unit and should try to RMA it.
I have learned, when it comes to electronics, just because it is not a major brand name, doesn't automatically make it a piece of crap. I would have to agree with kow. You have a bad PSU; or more specifically, your PSU has gone bad. That is what they make warranties for. If your warranty and/or service contract has expired, there are plenty of suitable replacements out there that are fairly inexpensive. We would be more than happy to point you in the direction of one.