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ASUS anti surge detected unstable power supply

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July 17, 2012 5:42:31 PM

so iv had my custom gaming desktop for abot 6-7 months no problems. i tried turning my computer on a few days ago and it turns on for a split second then shuts off (led lights and fans go on then off). after it did that if i tried to turn it on again nothing would happen unless i unplug the computer then plug it back in and press the power butten (then it turns on and off again). after a few more tries it finally booted up and i used it for about an hour until it shut off and a message appeared saying "poewr supply surges detected during the previous power on ASUS anti surge was triggered to protect system from unstable power supply". does this mean i need a new psu? the psu i have now is a LOGISYS PS575XBK.
a c 87 ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 5:52:41 PM

The reason you need a new PSU is because Logisys don't sell good PSUs.
a c 158 ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 6:25:11 PM

+1 ^^ Preach it Silvune!
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a c 158 ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 6:29:35 PM

What are your system specs?

Gotta love the PS575XBK specs: +3.3V@38A, +5V@40A, +12V@25A There are 400W PSUs with more juiice on the 12V rails.
July 17, 2012 6:59:14 PM

-4gb ram
-ASUS M5A87 mobo
-AMD phenom II X4 3.6Hz
-ATI radeon hd 6670
anything else i should put down?
a b ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 7:04:43 PM

Logisys is the weak link.

Get 8GB if u can. (Make sure your windows is x64bit if u do.)
a c 158 ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 7:10:43 PM

That's good enough...your PSU is technically sufficient for your PC but it is of very poor quality. I highly recommend replacing it with a quality PSU from a reputable mfr. The Corsair CX430 is a good quality, value-oriented PSU that can easily be bought for around $20 after MIR. The current rebate is good on purchases made thru today, 17Jul2012, but the rebates occur on a regular basis.
a b ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 7:14:21 PM

Rugger said:
Slight miscommunication I think...he's already built the above PC and is now having power issues.

I noticed : )

Need more coffee.
a c 158 ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 7:20:56 PM

;)  I could use an extra cup myself!
a b ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 7:22:12 PM

Rugger said:
;) I could use an extra cup myself!

Got one :D 
a c 158 ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 7:24:21 PM

Now I'm jealous...need to bring a coffee pot into the office. Better idea...head home and get a fresh cup there!
a b ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 7:37:37 PM

There is never enough coffee in 1 day :D 

I remember, I used to get 4 largest caramel macchiatos every day

for 2 years + 4 largest coffee's with lots of cream : )

I know, I am bad. I was addicted.
July 18, 2012 1:26:09 AM

so i guess im getting a new psu. any suggestions on what psu i should get? and will this fix my problem?
also i have like 2 large cups of coffe every day! ftw
a b ) Power supply
July 18, 2012 1:29:05 AM

There is a great deal going on this one.
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
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$10 off w/ promo code EMCNCJC32, ends 7/23
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was: $119.99
save: $30.00

$69.99 after mail-in rebate card
a b ) Power supply
July 18, 2012 1:33:45 AM

But there is even better deal. This is just fine for your set up. All u need is 400W.

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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was: $49.99

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1-year extended warranty $5.99 $4.99. (more options)
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a c 158 ) Power supply
July 18, 2012 11:49:52 AM

The CX430 is a great little PSU and will actually support up to an HD 6850 with no problems.