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March 13, 2014 3:58:20 PM

As I was playing a good game of Hawken, my computer restarted. It had an American Megatrends screen that said that there was a power surge detected and that Asus anti surge was triggered. okay, so i went into bios to boot windows and try to play hawken again. soon after i started another game it restarted again. So here i am.
Just before i had been in my computer and all I did was turn a case fan around so it was blowing air out instead of in.
I check power connections, and ended up unplugging that fan. I was able to play a full game afterwards without a restart so I am unsure of what is going on.
would that fan have caused it? (I cant really see how unless i plugged it in wrong somehow)
a c 2143 ) Power supply
March 13, 2014 4:01:40 PM

Could be a Bad power supply , which one do you own?
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March 13, 2014 4:05:00 PM

I have an Antec EA-650 Green. I have had it since about mid July.
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March 13, 2014 4:11:51 PM

which voltages in specific am I looking for?
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a c 2143 ) Power supply
March 13, 2014 4:12:41 PM

Power supply.
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a c 2143 ) Power supply
March 13, 2014 4:14:50 PM

Highlighted in red.

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March 13, 2014 4:17:35 PM

All I am able to see on hwmonitor is readings for the motherboard, the CPU, the hard drive, and the graphics card
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March 13, 2014 4:19:26 PM

my mistake, I mean that I do not see a +12v or a +5v
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a c 2143 ) Power supply
March 13, 2014 4:19:48 PM

Should look like the readings in Red above with the voltages.

What are your specs?
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March 13, 2014 4:22:10 PM

Mobo: asus p8b75-m/csm
Cpu: i3-3220
gpu: evga 650ti boost superclocked
Ram: 8gb patriot signature
Psu: antec ea-650
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March 13, 2014 4:25:59 PM

hwmonitor shows only "CPU Vcore" "AVCC" "3VCC" and VIN 1 - 11 with no 12v 5v or 3.3v at all in the list
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a c 2143 ) Power supply
March 13, 2014 4:26:27 PM

Check to make sure your power connections are all plugged in correctly.

Card , Board , CPU
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a c 1187 ) Power supply
March 13, 2014 4:31:28 PM

mirage12356 said:
hwmonitor shows only "CPU Vcore" "AVCC" "3VCC" and VIN 1 - 11 with no 12v 5v or 3.3v at all in the list


That's because HWMonitor doesn't know to interpret your motherboard's sensor output signals.

Try the freeware HWiNFO64 utility: http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php

You can also use the utility that came with your motherboard or you can download it from ASUS' website.
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March 13, 2014 4:34:58 PM

Fair enough. and everything seems to be plugged in correctly.
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March 13, 2014 4:56:02 PM

I checked the rails In bios and they all read slightly higher as in the 12v read 12.19, the 5v read 5.6, and the 3.3v read 3.36. but those numbers dont seem to concerning
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a c 1187 ) Power supply
March 13, 2014 5:06:07 PM

The ASUS Anti Surge is more sensitive to PSU's with poor transient response (i.e. the PSU does not respond quick enough to load changes).

It can also be triggered when some overclocking settings are set too aggressively.
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March 13, 2014 5:30:16 PM

as i dont have any overclocking and all my parts are set to stock clock speeds i can just assume that there was no real error it was just the anti surge itself that caused the reset? is that correct?
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a c 1187 ) Power supply
March 13, 2014 6:11:53 PM

The +5V rail should be between +4.75 and +5.25V. Anything outside of that range is considered out of spec.
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March 13, 2014 7:30:03 PM

ah typo i mean 5.06
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March 14, 2014 3:10:07 PM

I have had no issue since then, Only those 2 resets have happened. I have been able to do everything no problem even on higher loads.
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March 15, 2014 3:14:12 PM

well just today as i was going on youtube the computer blue screened and i believe it said something about display drivers. ive never had any issues like this before.
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March 15, 2014 4:48:24 PM

MAJOR UPDATE: well my computer reset again, and when it turned back on the PSU made horrid noises, started to smell and turned back off so its fair to say its dead.
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March 15, 2014 4:48:52 PM

i have a backup 500w so ill replace it now
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