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PSU power surge help?

my system:
pcpartpicker.com/p/oofv

when I was playing a game with everything out all of the sudden my PC shut down and I got this error http://puu.sh/1Qc1J
could anyone help me please? Thanks!
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  1. Your link failed. What power supply do you have?
  2. and specs ?
  3. anort3 said:
    Your link failed. What power supply do you have?

    parts as mentioned above http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oofv
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    Well the CX 600 is not the best power supply in the world but it's not by any means a bad one either. It should be plenty of power for your listed system.

    Has that ever happened before?

    Even though the CX 600 is a quality unit it still could be a bad unit as even the very highest quality models have a bad unit slip through sometimes. So the question is do you have a bad power supply or a bad motherboard. Asus boards show that error when they think the power supply is not sufficient for your components.

    Any way to try a different power supply? If I had to guess I would say it's most likely a bad power supply but there is a small chance it could be the board too.
  5. Your budget series Corsair CX600 CMPSU-600CX V2 is based on the old CWT DSA II Series 600W platform that doesn't have dedicated voltage regulation.

    ASUS Anti-Surge has also been known to be too overly sensitive to voltage variations on some ASUS motherboards.

    For troubleshooting purposes borrow and try a better quality power supply to see if that solves your problem.
  6. anort3 said:
    Well the CX 600 is not the best power supply in the world but it's not by any means a bad one either. It should be plenty of power for your listed system.

    Has that ever happened before?

    Even though the CX 600 is a quality unit it still could be a bad unit as even the very highest quality models have a bad unit slip through sometimes. So the question is do you have a bad power supply or a bad motherboard. Asus boards show that error when they think the power supply is not sufficient for your components.

    Any way to try a different power supply? If I had to guess I would say it's most likely a bad power supply but there is a small chance it could be the board too.


    No it has never happened before. I was playing sims 3 on high graphics when it happened. But I have played more graphically intense and possibly more power consuming games like Skyrim, Borderlands 2, etc. on high graphics. I have had the computer for about 3 weeks.
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