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Old June 10, 2010, 07:58 PM
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no protection = plain dumb. there is no way to control what the end user puts on it, except with protection.
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Old June 10, 2010, 08:36 PM
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no protection = plain dumb. there is no way to control what the end user puts on it, except with protection.
Actually, the way most Seasonic made PSUs are wired, it's impossible to overload them with actual hardware (not a dummy load) unless you use a few of molex to PCI-E 8 pin adapters and load up 4 overclocked GTX480's on a multi CPU fully loaded board.

Not to mention most of them will provide a bit more than their rated spec.

You won't blow it up with an overload unless it was defective to begin with, or you intentionally put a lot of effort into blowing it up.
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Old June 10, 2010, 09:32 PM
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I hope your dad understands that XFX is a great name in PSUs since they're heavily based on Seasonic units. A defective unit could have failed under stock CPU settings while you were gaming. What would he say then? Don't play games any more?

$hit happens. If you can't reason with your dad, try offering to buy a new PSU yourself. Oh, and don't let your dad take that PC to a computer shop "to get it fixed." They'll stick in some piece of $hit Thermaltake $60 unit with just enough juice to run your comp at stock. That's another "bang" waiting to happen.

For the record, OCing is safe. Your particular OC of 3.6GHz is a walk in the park which likely didn't even require budging from stock CPU voltage. Heck, I've OCed my Intel 860 to 3.6GHz for everyday use AND I've in fact UNDERvolted it!
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Old June 10, 2010, 11:14 PM
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Typical... Rather talk to an IT guy that does tech work for a living than actually listen to people that do this for a hobby. Hell, that IT guy probably has no idea what an overclock is We who do this for a hobby can give any IT guy a run for his money...
Thankfully this guy knows a bit more then that. He built a computer for us about a year ago now. Aparently after I first build the computer he asked whether I was going to OC so he's not a complet idiot.
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Old June 11, 2010, 12:08 AM
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So, just to reiterate and make it perfectly clear: get a job, buy your own gear, stop whining.
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Old June 11, 2010, 12:22 AM
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Overclocking is pretty safe granted that you're not ridiculous.

Like others said, defective PSU. Would've died anyways..

I run my i7 @ 3.8GHz.. had it like that for over a year... It even folded 24/7 for months at 100% load..


RMA the unit, and go again
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Old June 11, 2010, 12:50 AM
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Under no circumstances would overclocking that system kill that power supply.

I would go ahead and stake my reputation on that.

It's impossible.

Heck, I'd even put money down on it. If you, your dad, or his IT guy can in some way demonstrate that overclocking killed the power supply, I'll give you a new one from my personal stash.

It just doesn't work that way. The PSU was defective.
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Thanks for all of your input, but my dad had chosen not to trust a heap of people ramdoms on the internet and says he will bring up the matter with an IT guy at his work. With any luck the guy will tell him the same thing that many of you have, that it wasn't the OC but a faulty power supply. I'm probably looking at being aloud to do a mild OC probably 3.2 or .4.

Tanks for your replys,
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Sorry to tell you there dad. Your IT guy at work is probably a member of HWC. lol

We HWC live, eat, and Breath Overclocking.
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...Heck, I'd even put money down on it. If you, your dad, or his IT guy can in some way demonstrate that overclocking killed the power supply, I'll give you a new one from my personal stash.

It just doesn't work that way. The PSU was defective.
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Old June 11, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Now that would be an awesome challenge. I would gladly attempt to destroy a PSU using overclocking alone. I successfully destroyed a HDD by having the reader slam in to the hard disk.
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