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July 27, 2014 1:03:09 PM

about 4 1/2 years ago I build this computer, GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA, AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz, 2 x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600, and a XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit graphics card. I has ran good until about 2 months ago, it was never overclocked. Then the problem arose, I keep getting a boot failure stating Boot failure because of overclocking. Last settings in Bios settings may not coincide with current H/W states. The bios has always been set at default. It fails on power up sometimes and sometimes while screen saver is running. Any advice? Time to build a new one?
Any help appreciated.
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Gary Knight

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a b K Overclocking
July 27, 2014 1:19:30 PM

Four years is around the point where ok-quality PSUs may start having issues. What do you have in there?
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July 27, 2014 1:34:43 PM

The PSU is an Antec 750w and the voltages seem to be OK.
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July 27, 2014 1:35:12 PM

The PSU is an Antec 750w and the voltages seem to be OK.
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a b K Overclocking
July 27, 2014 1:45:39 PM

Antec has a handful of different models within any given power bracket so the actual model number would be necessary to decide how plausible aging might be as the cause. Some models age better than others.
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July 27, 2014 2:12:09 PM

It is a Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply SN#DT1001CKR0000047.
Hope that helps.
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a b K Overclocking
July 27, 2014 5:48:43 PM

The EA750 is not a bad model in terms of reliability but in terms of output cleanliness, it leaves a bit to be desired even out-of-the-box:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Of course, there is the possibility that JG's review unit was worse than average.
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July 27, 2014 6:15:05 PM

InvalidError said:
The EA750 is not a bad model in terms of reliability but in terms of output cleanliness, it leaves a bit to be desired even out-of-the-box:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Of course, there is the possibility that JG's review unit was worse than average.


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July 27, 2014 6:17:21 PM

Thanks for the info. Appreciate your help.
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