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Old June 10, 2010, 07:01 AM
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I agree. You got a Power Supply that had a ticking time bomb inside and one of the caps blew by the sounds of it. Happens to all of us one time or another. The OC had nothing to do with it.

As long as you turn the PC OFF when you are not going to use it for more than a couple hours you will extend the life of any PC. Sleep mode/Hibernate still uses power.

Your dad is just being paranoid IMHO.
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Old June 10, 2010, 07:04 AM
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PSU failure from Overclocking is possible just very unlikely.


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OCing is safe, as long as you know what you are doing. The PSU failed because it was defective, not because you were overclocking.
I have to agree and disagree. Even if you know what you are doing you can still call Overclocking an unsafe practice. Mind you if your careful and never cross the overclockers imaginary line in the sand then I will call it safe.


To be honest Jamula66,
If your dad is involved with your computer so much that you need to post a topic to convince him otherwise, tells me he may be the money man with your computer. I am not trying to pick on you but I can't blame him for pointing a finger if he indeed payed for the machine.

If you did pay for it yourself then your dad can't complain to you but just give you an evil eye. RMA that PSU and call it a day. Unless you are going to tell me that thing is past it's warranty then it is time for a new one anyways.
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Old June 10, 2010, 07:42 AM
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One thing to consider is what happens if the whole computer is totally dead. Will you use you own money to replace or complain to dad.

If you paid for it, then do whatever you want to it. But if your parents bought it for you, then respect their wishes.
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Old June 10, 2010, 07:50 AM
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My point exactly.
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Old June 10, 2010, 08:33 AM
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Overclocking didn't kill that PSU but be weary of convincing your dad of this if another component fails he will definitely blame overclocking regardless of the cause. Then you'll really be in trouble :D
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Old June 10, 2010, 09:02 AM
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As everyone else stated, the power supply you had can absolutely handle your system specs.

The difference in overclocking (as the power supply is concerned) is added heat (power).. so for example at stock your motherboard, cpu and ram could pull 210Watt from the power supply, overclocking would raise it slightly, to say 220-230W. It wouldn't be enough to over-load a PSU.

I do like sswilson's idea, however it's a bit flawed. Overclocking without raising the cpu voltage will increase power supply load (not by much..) and sitting on the edge of a auto vcore with overclock could effect stability and reliability of the motherboard over time. (capacitors weaken, etc)

What I would suggest is a modest overclock, 3.4Ghz. It boosts overall performance of the computer system, with what most would consider no detrimental effects to the components. Just make sure you have adequate cooling in the tower (as with any over clock) And I hope you have a decent aftermarket cooler for long-term overclocking.
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Old June 10, 2010, 09:11 AM
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I agree, there is no way you are killing a 750w from a modest oc. It was defective, just RMA and start again :)
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OCing is safe, as long as you know what you are doing. The PSU failed because it was defective, not because you were overclocking.
YES! This is my opinion.

I would want your father to know that a PSU is made to deliver power and not blow up. If it's running out of power it should simply turn off. I firmly believe an OC will never damage a properly built PSU.

However, it's still his choice, now he's got the information to make a informed decision.

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I dunno...do XFX make good PSUs? I would never have considered them as an option for any of my rigs.

But yeah, like others have already stated, I doubt the OC had anything to do with the PSU failure. Maybe a wrong cable was connected somewhere or it was defective to begin with. At least the XFX warranty covered it. I'm a dad and I like to overclock. :)
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All these guys are right. The power supply would just cut out if it ran out of juice. Overclock it, you've got a decent heatsink so you should be fine!

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