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Have got an ATX 12V V2.31 Compatable PSU - is thisOk to use with the new 4th Gen Haswell CPUs?

I think some 'older' PSUs don't support the C6 / C7 low power - does anybody know if this would or what designation / version number I should look for?

Thanks.
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  1. ATX 12V V2.31 means nothing since that spec came out well before Haswell appeared on the market.

    What's the brand and model of the PSU?

    If the PSU uses DC-to-DC conversion on its minor rails (i.e. +3.3V & +5V rails) then it should be Intel C6/C7 Power State compatible.

    If the PSU uses a group regulated design then it is not Intel C6/C7 Power State compatible.
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    Heres a list of haswell compatible cpus if ur supply is listed it is surelycompatible


    For a few weeks now, we've known that Intel's Haswell processors feature a new sleep state that isn't compatible with all power supplies. Haswell's sleep power draw is substantially lower than that of previous generations, and it can trigger some PSUs' under-voltage protection and force a system reset.

    Corsair described the problem more elaborately in an e-mail to us, which reads:

    According to Intel's presentation at IDF, the new Haswell processors enter a sleep state called C7 that can drop processor power usage as low as 0.05A. Even if the sleeping CPU is the only load on the +12V rail, most power supplies can handle a load this low. The potential problem comes up when there is still a substantial load on the power supply's non-primary rails (the +3.3V and +5V). If the load on these non-primary rails are above a certain threshold (which varies by PSU), the +12V can go out of spec (voltages greater than +12.6V). If the +12V is out of spec when the motherboard comes out of the sleep state, the PSU's protection may prevent the PSU from running and will cause the power supply to "latch off". This will require the user to cycle the power on their power supply using the power switch on the back of the unit.
    Since the news broke, a number of PSU vendors have indicated which of their power supplies fully support Intel's new processors. We covered some of those announcements, but keeping track of all of them has been difficult. In an effort to be thorough—and, you know, to make things easy for everybody—we've spent a few hours compiling compatibility information from all the major PSU vendors.

    Before we proceed, we should be clear about one thing: you don't, strictly speaking, need one of these "Haswell-ready" PSUs to build a Haswell system. Corsair told us that it "fully expects" motherboard makers to let users disable the new low-power power state in the firmware. Cooler Master went even further, stating that, to its knowledge, "all mainboard vendors" will disable the new low-power state in their boards by default. In other words, you may never encounter any issues even if you pair a Haswell platform with an incompatible power supply.

    That said, Haswell's lower-power sleep state is one of the perks of the new platform. Compared to the prior generation, it cuts minimum sleep power consumption from 6W to about 0.6W. Those kinds of power savings may not add up to much on your power bill, and they probably aren't worth the price of a brand-new PSU. However, if your current unit is already compliant, you might as well enjoy the reduction in sleep power. Also, of course, folks building a Haswell system from scratch are better off getting a compatible unit to begin with.

    So, without further ado, here's our big, non-exhaustive list of Haswell-ready power supplies. The information comes directly from PSU vendors, and we've included links to the source announcements in case you want to double-check. You can skip ahead to each PSU vendor's section through this handy index:

    Antec
    Cooler Master
    Corsair
    Enermax
    OCZ/PC Power & Cooling
    Seasonic
    Silverstone
    Thermaltake
    XFX
    ...or you let your scroll wheel run wild and go through all the purdy lists below. Whatever floats your boat.



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    Antec
    According to Antec, the following units are "fully compatible" with Haswell:

    EarthWatts Green: EA-650 Green
    EarthWatts Platinum: EA-450, EA-550, EA-650
    High Current Game: HCG-750, HCG-900
    High Current Gamer M: HCG-520M, HCG-620M, HCG-750M, HCG-850M
    High Current Pro: HCP-750, HCP-850, HCP-1200
    High Current Pro Platinum: HCP-1000 Platinum, HCP-850 Platinum (OC link), HCP-1000 Platinum (OC link), HCP-1300 Platinum (OC link)
    NeoEco C: Neo Eco 620C
    Signature: SG-650, SG-850
    TruePower Gold: TP-550G, TP-650G
    TruePower New: TP-550, TP-650, TP-750, TP750 Blue
    TruePower Quattro: TPQ-850, TPQ-1000, TPQ-1200, TPQ-1200 OC
    VP: VP550P V2, VP650P V2, VP650PM
    VP F: VP550 F, VP630 F
    However, the compatibility of these units "has not been confirmed yet":

    BP: BP-350, BP430, BP500U, BP550 Plus rev 1
    EarthWatts Green: EA-350 Green, EA-430 Green, EA-500 Green, EA-750 Green
    High Current Game: HCG-400, HCG-520, HCG-620
    High Current Gamer M: HCG-400M
    NeoEco C: Neo Eco 400C, Neo Eco 450C, Neo Eco 520C
    VP: VP350P, VP450, VP450P, VP550P
    VP F: VP450 F
    Source

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    Cooler Master
    The following Cooler Master units are all listed as "Haswell-ready."

    V Series: V700, V850, V1000
    Silent Pro Platinum: 550W, 1000W
    Silent Pro Gold: 450W, 550W, 600W, 700W, 800W, 1000W, 1200W
    Silent Pro Hybrid: 850W, 1050W, 1300W
    Silent Pro M2: 420W, 520W, 620W, 720W, 850W, 1000W, 1500W
    Silent Pro M: 500W, 600W, 700W, 850W, 1000W
    GX2: 450W, 550W, 650W, 750W
    GX: 400W, 450W, 550W, 650W, 750W
    GXL: 500W, 600W, 700W
    i Series: i500, i600, i700
    G Series: G500, G600, G700
    Thunder M: 420W, 520W, 620W
    Thunder: 450W, 500W, 600W, 700W
    B500, B600, B700
    EX2: 475W, 525W, 625W, 725W
    EX: 350W, 400W, 460W, 500W, 550W, 600W, 650W, 700W
    Elite: 350W, 400W, 460W
    Cooler Master also proposes a workaround for PSUs that may lack support:

    Should customers experience problems nevertheless, or would like to enable the advanced power saving mode on older power supplies that might not support it, there is a simple fix. Simply adding a single silent case fan to the system, connected to the power supply, should provide enough additional load to keep the system running in advanced power saving mode. The only disadvantage would be that power savings in idle mode on such a system would only surmount to around 2-3W instead of ~5W.
    Hmm. Interesting.

    Source

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    Corsair
    All power supplies that use DC-to-DC conversion to power their 3.3V and 5V rails have no problem with Haswell's new low-power state, Corsair says. The following Corsair power supplies all use DC-to-DC conversion and are listed as "100% compatible with Haswell CPUs":

    AXi: AX760i, AX860i, AX1200i
    AX (Gold and Platinum): AX650, AX750, AX760, AX850, AX860, AX1200
    HX (Silver, Gold and HX1000): HX650, HX750, HX850, HX1000, HX1050
    TX-M (All Versions): TX550M, TX650M, TX750M, TX850M, TX950M
    TX (All Versions): TX550, TX650, TX750, TX850, TX950
    GS (Current V3): GS600, GS700, GS800
    GS (Legacy V1): GS600, GS700, GS800
    CX-M: CX750M
    CX: CX750
    VX: (Legacy) VX550
    The ones in this second list are marked as "likely compatible" but "currently validating." Corsair explains that it's "still working with Intel on the details of the testing methodology they use to check PSUs for Haswell compatibility."

    HX (Legacy Bronze and below): HX450, HX650, HX520, HX620
    GS (Legacy V2): GS500, GS600
    GS (Legacy V1): GS500
    CX-M: CX430M, CX500M, CX600M
    CX: CX430, CX500, CX600
    VX (Legacy): VX450
    VS: VS350, VS450, VS550, VS650
    Source

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    Enermax
    Enermax claims all of its current mid-range and high-end PSUs, as well as some older models, use DC-to-DC conversion and can therefore pump out "rock-stable voltages even at 0W load." Here's a list of them:

    Platimax: 500W, 600W, 750W, 850W, 1000W, 1200W, 1500W
    Revolution87+: 550W, 650W, 750W, 850W, 1000W
    MaxRevo: 1200W, 1350W, 1500W
    Triathlor: 385W, 450W, 550W
    Triathlor FC: 550W, 650W, 700W
    Revolution85+: 850W, 920W, 950W, 1020W, 1050W, 1250W
    Modu87+: 500W, 600W, 700W, 800W, 900W
    Pro87+: 500W, 600W
    Source

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    OCZ/PC Power & Cooling
    The following OCZ/PC Power & Cooling units use DC-to-DC conversion and are marked as "Haswell ready" by the company:

    Mk III Silencer: PPCMK3S1200, PPCMK3S850, PPCMK3S750
    Mk II Silencer: PPCMK2S950, PPCMK2S750, PPCMK2S650
    Fatal1ty Gaming Series: OCZ-FTY1000W
    ZX Series: OCZ-ZX1250W, OCZ-ZX1000W, OCZ-ZX850W
    Z Series (EOL): OCZZ1000M, OCZZ85M
    Source

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    Seasonic
    Seasonic lists these units as "ready for Intel's Haswell processors," although it doesn't go into much detail beyond that:

    X-series: 560W, 660W, 760W, 650W, 750W, 850W, 1050W, 1250W
    X-series Fanless: 400W, 460W
    Platinum Series: 660W, 760W, 860W, 1000W, 1200W
    Platinum Series Fanless: 400W, 460W, 520W
    G-Series: 360W, 450W, 550W, 650W
    M12II Bronze: 650W, 750W, 850W
    Source

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    Silverstone
    As far as I can tell, Silverstone didn't even put up a press release. It simply listed compatible units in a PDF titled, "SilverStone PSU for Haswell support list:"

    Strider Gold Evolution series: ST75F-G Evolution, ST85F-G Evolution, ST1000-G Evolution, ST1200-G Evolution
    Strider Gold series: ST55F-G, ST65F-G, ST75F-G, ST85F-G, ST1000-G, ST1200-G
    Strider Gold S series: ST75F-GS, ST85F-GS
    Strider Plus series: ST50F-P, ST60F-P, ST60F-PS, ST75F-P, ST85F-P, ST1000-P, ST1500
    Strider Essential Series: ST50F-ES230, ST40F-ES, ST50F-ES, ST60F-ES, ST70F-ES
    Nightjar Series: ST40NF, ST50NF
    Gemini Series: ST30GF, ST42GF, ST50GF, ST55GF
    SFX Series: ST30SF, ST45SF, ST45SF-G
    Zeus Series: ZM1350
    Other: ST60F-SG, FSP300-60GHS
    Source

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    Thermaltake
    According to Thermaltake's compatibility announcement, "most high-end power supplies of Thermaltake are fully compatible with Haswell CPUs." The compatible units are as follows:

    Toughpower Grand (Platinum): 600W, 700W
    Toughpower Grand (Gold): 650W, 750W, 850W, 1050W, 1200W
    Toughpower XT: 1275W, 1375W, 1475W
    Toughpower: 750W, 850W, 1000W, 1200W, 1500W
    Evo_Blue 2.0: 650W, 750W, 850W
    Smart M: 750W, 850W
    Source

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    XFX
    Here's the word from XFX on Haswell compatibility:

    XFX power supplies use a +12V design that allows for a minimum of 0A so they will not have an issue with the new low power sleep states allowing the CPU to enter deep sleep mode without any problems. XFX manufacturing partner Seasonic in conjunction with Intel have worked together to confirm that all XFX Pro Series PSUs listed below are compatible with Intel's new 4th generation Core processor family for new CPU upgrades to current systems and future new builds.
    And here's the compatibility list:

    Pro Series Core Edition: PRO650W, PRO750W, PRO850W
    Pro Series XXX Edition: PRO650W, PRO750W, PRO750W, PRO850W, PRO850W
    Pro Series Black Edition: PRO750W, PRO850W, PRO1050W, PRO1250W
    Pro Series Black Edition: Limited PRO1000W
    The firm adds that its XFX Pro Series 450W and 550W units are not Haswell-ready. However, XFX is "working closely with Seasonic to develop a new 550W Gold Pro Series PSU that will be compatible later this year."

    Source

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  3. Sn1992-1361850 said:

    Cooler Master
    The following Cooler Master units are all listed as "Haswell-ready."

    V Series: V700, V850, V1000
    Silent Pro Platinum: 550W, 1000W
    Silent Pro Gold: 450W, 550W, 600W, 700W, 800W, 1000W, 1200W
    Silent Pro Hybrid: 850W, 1050W, 1300W
    Silent Pro M2: 420W, 520W, 620W, 720W, 850W, 1000W, 1500W
    Silent Pro M: 500W, 600W, 700W, 850W, 1000W
    GX2: 450W, 550W, 650W, 750W
    GX: 400W, 450W, 550W, 650W, 750W



    Have a GX650 so that explanation and the list has solved it for me ... :D

    Thanks.
  4. welcome mate
  5. Somebody got a corsair cx500m working with a haswell cpu?? I mean with the low power States enabled??
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