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How many HDD's can I run off this PSU with this setup????

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March 30, 2014 6:49:12 PM

I have a logysis 450w, 1 150gb HDD, GTX 750 GPU, AMD A8 APU, BIOSTAR A55ML2 ... I want to put another HDD in but IDK how the power consumption works.. I had it in but I took it out because IDK if it will burn up the system... lemme know your thoughts

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March 30, 2014 6:52:52 PM

Uh. Replace that PSU ASAP. Logisys is serious fire hazard territory.
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March 30, 2014 6:54:55 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Uh. Replace that PSU ASAP. Logisys is serious fire hazard territory.


yea I know its crap.. had made loud noises about 2 months ago . hasnt happened since.. but can I run another HDD on this setup w.o problems?
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March 30, 2014 6:56:36 PM

Not with that PSU. Your entire system is at risk of being fried...and thats without the extra HDD plugged in, no joke. If Logisys claims their unit is 450 watts, you can be sure it's only putting out ~300 watts of unclean power in reality. When it goes, say bye bye to your GPU and mobo.. maybe even your CPU.
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March 30, 2014 7:06:18 PM

MaXimus421 said:
Not with that PSU. Your entire system is at risk of being fried...and thats without the extra HDD plugged in, no joke. If Logisys claims their unit is 450 wattts, you can be sure it's only putting out ~300 watts of unclean power in reality. When it goes, say bye bye to your GPU and mobo.. maybe even your CPU.


mannnnnn the PSU had made these loud grinding sounds like 3 times.. I had to tap the box to make it stop... then a month later..I had the extra HDD in for about a week or so... ever since my temp sensors have been broken... my cpu always says its super hot even said it reached 192 C... but my computer never shut off (at its 70C limit) and the CPU never fried .. which it would have melted at 192 C... but yea now Im scared that having that HDD plugged in for a week or so did something bad to my computer... nothing inside feels hotter than usual though even with the high reading.. everyone on here said it must be temp sensors BUT my GPU temps and MOBO temps are all very good and normal so I dont get it
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March 30, 2014 7:11:01 PM

I have also ran a benchmark on my PC and its # was 7800.. also ran multiple stress tests and everything passed
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March 30, 2014 7:17:29 PM

Dude.. stop stressing your PC with benchmarks. That PSU cannot handle that kind of load. Your just asking for it to fry itself.

Pull that unit out and throw it out the window. Seriously. Replace it with this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's just a matter of time before something very bad and expensive to fix happens.....
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March 30, 2014 9:40:52 PM

Hard drives draw about 10 watts

Replace the logicsys regardless of how many hard drives you want to add .
Give it to someone you dont like
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March 30, 2014 9:58:34 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Hard drives draw about 10 watts

Replace the logicsys regardless of how many hard drives you want to add .
Give it to someone you dont like


I picked this one becuase you told me exactly how many watts I need for a average HDD... thanks for the info I needed to know that! and yea Im gonna be looking into a upgrade... how can I tell if my Powersupply is overheating? my pc and the side case where the PSU is sitting is pretty warm.. nothing else in the computer is AS warm and I think this is why Im getting some temp problems w my CPU.. could overheating PSU overheat CPU? how can I tell if PSU is.. "too hot" ? "or just right?
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March 30, 2014 10:47:24 PM

An overheating PSU is caused from too much load on a unit that cannot handle it. Like I said, it's probably maxed out at this point being as how it's probably only outputting ~300 watts (not the rated 450 watts - thats a lie). The heat from the PSU is probably rising the overall ambient temps inside the case. Which, in the end raises the temps of other components. A PSU that can handle the load of the hardware your running would run cooler, naturally.

What kind of case are you using? It sounds like you might have some air flow issues inside it as well. Adding some fans would help. Or getting a better case with better air flow.
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March 30, 2014 11:21:05 PM

MaXimus421 said:
An overheating PSU is caused from too much load on a unit that cannot handle it. Like I said, it's probably maxed out at this point being as how it's probably only outputting ~300 watts (not the rated 450 watts - thats a lie). The heat from the PSU is probably rising the overall ambient temps inside the case. Which, in the end raises the temps of other components. A PSU that can handle the load of the hardware your running would run cooler, naturally.

What kind of case are you using? It sounds like you might have some air flow issues inside it as well. Adding some fans would help. Or getting a better case with better air flow.


This is my case.. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/260681844684?lpid=82 and it did NOT come with a exhaust fan... only the 2 120mm fans... also the temp inside my system is about 30 C (HWMonitor says my hard drives airflow temp is 33 C w a minimum of 28 c)

other temps are as listed

MOBO

THRM- 12 C / max 50 C 100% load
TMPIN0- 11 C / max 51 C 100% load
TMPIN1- 36 C / max 51 C 100% load
TMPIN 2- 128 C (this one NEVER changes)

CPU (Which everybody thinks has bad thermal SENSORS)

Package- 54 C / max 192 C 100% load (< IMPOSSIBLE)

HDD

Assembly- 33 C
AirFlow- 33 C

ALSO HERE ARE THE VOLTAGES FOR THE MOBO!

CPU VCORE 1.349 V / minimum 1.080 V/ max 1.428 V
VIN1- 1.536 V / min same/ max same
+3.3V- 2.016 V min 1.992 V max 2.028
+5V- 3.488 V min 3.447 V max 3.488 V
+12V- 4.464 V min 4.416 V max 4.464 V
-12V- -8.880 V min same max same
-5V- -5.746 V min -5.760 V max -4.656 V
+5V VCCH- 2.742 V min same max same
VBAT- 1.668 V min same max same

GPU (GTX 750)

Temp TMPIN0- 31 C / max 45 C 100% load fan 40%
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