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Do I have a faulty PSU?

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June 8, 2014 4:38:17 PM

Just tried to use OCCT Power Supply Test and just after it started, my system crashed, and the only way to use it again is to restart it.
Once booted, i get an error for BSOD.
I did check Event Viewer and here is what i've got :

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The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000124 (0x0000000000000000, 0xfffffa8007eb0748, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\060814-15537-01.dmp. Report Id: 060814-15537-01.



and here is another one :
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A fatal hardware error has occurred.

Component: AMD Northbridge
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: HyperTransport Watchdog Timeout Error
Processor ID: 0


Someone please help?
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My System Specs :
Mobo : EMX-MCP61D3-iCafe v2.0
Processor : AMD Athlon II X2 260 @ 3.2 GhZ
GPU : Sapphire Radeon 6870
PSU : Corsair VS 550
RAM : 1x4GB Kingston

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a c 2487 ) Power supply
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June 8, 2014 4:55:57 PM

I don't know about bad , but it's a poor quality supply to begin with.
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a c 2487 ) Power supply
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June 8, 2014 5:20:35 PM

It's not a good idea to stress test a poor power supply.
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June 8, 2014 5:35:22 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
I don't know about bad , but it's a poor quality supply to begin with.

SR-71 Blackbird said:
It's not a good idea to stress test a poor power supply.


So, does that mean that my PSU is faulty? or it is just not for stress testing?
I just get BSOD when running OCCT test, and not with normal usage.
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a c 2487 ) Power supply
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June 8, 2014 5:36:26 PM

Yes you should be fine , that power supply shouldn't be pushed with OCCT. :D 
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June 8, 2014 5:36:27 PM

Agreed, will probably kill it if you keep trying with that test.
What were you doing when this issue started to happen? or did you just decide to test your PSU for some reason? :p 

If everything runs fine in normal use then just don't test it, those VS/CX aren't meant for stress at all.
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June 8, 2014 5:45:41 PM

jaraldo said:
Agreed, will probably kill it if you keep trying with that test.
What were you doing when this issue started to happen? or did you just decide to test your PSU for some reason? :p 

If everything runs fine in normal use then just don't test it, those VS/CX aren't meant for stress at all.


Well, my PC did not show any display yesterday and tried to reseat my VC, then it works. I was just curious if its my PSU since that is not the only time it did not show any display, using not only my 6870 but with my other Palit GeForce 210 (both are working with other PC without any problem).

I'm glad that it wasn't my PSU. I might just change my Mobo and Processor in the near future :) 

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Yes you should be fine , that power supply shouldn't be pushed with OCCT. :D 


Yes.. Yes...
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a c 2487 ) Power supply
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June 8, 2014 5:51:29 PM

If it continues look into a higher quality supply.
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June 8, 2014 5:54:59 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
If it continues look into a higher quality supply.


Reseating the VC will make them both work, and it is always the solution when screen goes blank hahaha
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a c 2487 ) Power supply
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June 8, 2014 5:57:09 PM

Could be a defective board \ slot.
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