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November 17, 2013 2:16:04 PM

So my new custom built computer(now a month or so old) does not shut off completely and fully. It also shuts off and resets randomly but mostly when gaming. Recently, I received the message "power supply surges detected during previous power on[...]" Does that possibly mean a faulty PSU?
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Asus p8z77 v lk
intel core i5 3570k
Geforce GTX 670
Corsair 600w modular psu
8x2gb ddr3 1600 ram
Corsair cabride 400R

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November 17, 2013 2:45:44 PM

Its not faulty, its usaully because PSU wattage in total. I know some games do use more the 750w's of your PSU on ultra (Splinter Cell blacklist and Planetside 2).
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November 17, 2013 2:49:21 PM

When playing games such as Civ 5 and Fallout NV or battlefired 4 however, it still crashes. Is there any way to truly see if its the wattage thats the problem?
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November 20, 2013 1:01:42 PM

Sorry for late reply.

Anyway, you can get a wattage monitor on amazon. There a £10 and you should be able to read your current wattage when playing games. Battlefield 4 at the moment is really glitchly, so I wouldn't blame for the PSU, its been like this for everyone.

Could you tell me if you do have a overclock, and if you do what temps does it read?

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November 20, 2013 3:52:01 PM

Effeectt said:
Its not faulty, its usaully because PSU wattage in total. I know some games do use more the 750w's of your PSU on ultra (Splinter Cell blacklist and Planetside 2).


Effeectt said:
Sorry for late reply.

Anyway, you can get a wattage monitor on amazon. There a £10 and you should be able to read your current wattage when playing games. Battlefield 4 at the moment is really glitchly, so I wouldn't blame for the PSU, its been like this for everyone.

Could you tell me if you do have a overclock, and if you do what temps does it read?


I have not yet overclocked but whenever this issue gets resolved, I have plans to start some thorough research for an OC for my components. Is it possible though that a program like norton antivirus is preventing a shutdown?

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November 20, 2013 4:09:10 PM

You have more than enough power for your specs.

The CX600M is a budget power supply , but it has more than enough juice to power your build.
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November 20, 2013 5:49:15 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
You have more than enough power for your specs.

The CX600M is a budget power supply , but it has more than enough juice to power your build.

If the build and power has enough juice and what not to power all my specs, then what may be another possible reason for the computer not fully shutting down?
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