Hey guys i have a CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE i like this psu how ever i think it maybe going bad or i may have a faulty psu. i noticed my pc will freeze reboot at random. i could use it for 6 hours no reboots i could use it 10 mins and reboot its really random.
Gtx560 SE GPU
AMD fx4100 CPU
LCD fan controller
4 led 120mm fans cooler master
GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2 AM3+ AMD 760G Micro
1 hard drive 1 dvd/cd combo drive
Now i don't have a meter and i know you can't trust software.
My bio's show its running 11.950 or some were around that.
CPU hardware shows 7.920 when i run prime95 dropped down to 7.872
When i check my gigabyte software the tuner shows 12.140 12.060
Now my question is i know it has to be my Power supply i have tested my ram hard drive ect. how ever could this be just a bad psu i got? i want to buy another the same brand same model but i'm hoping its just a bad psu i got and i can get the same one and have it fixed?
Or is this not enough to power my system? its not a power hungry build i have but the random reboots and seein the voltage on the software scares me....
So my question is can a PSU like this come with a bad rail or if i buy the same brand same model will i have the same results?
Its not my motherboard i know that for a fact. My voltage readings a way off random reboots go along with psu issues normally. everything works fine my pc runs fine til i get reboots witch are random.
As for over clocking what does that have to do with anything? i'm not over clocking anything. nor do i plan on it. And yes its a budget build.and seeing CORSAIR is a good trusted brand for psu i don't see how their budget psu 500 watts would be okay?
My point is i have tested everything and am narrowing it down to my power supply. My question is "if i buy the Same EXACT power supply will it give me the same issues did i just get unlucky and get one that wasn't good or what. can the v rails be bad on 1 psu and be better on another? of the same brand same model ect.