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post #5746 of 9059
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Well, the PSU's brand is, in fact, well-respected and well-known out here in this country with over 1 billion people. But what does higher or lower wattage do to the PC? Will higher wattages mean they'll tear up the electricity bills?

Also, anyone else got anything on my USB 3.0 problem? My sister's bugging me to play Minecraft with her, and my dad's bugging me to get the downloads up and running...

 

 

Hmm...no, not yet. Well, I've never tried this before, but there's a first time for everything, right? I just hope this doesn't brick my computer...

 

if you say so. if you still want to use that psu, it's your pc.

 

i wouldn't use that psu on my pc if i have a $400 gpu. and i dont want to burn my $1000 pc.

anything r9 280 / 770 and above i'd use a 550 watt psu generally speaking.

 

even though 500 watt should be enough but it really depends on the psu oem and efficiency, so to err in the safe side, i'd say 550 watt.


Edited by rovopio - 6/3/14 at 8:35pm
post #5747 of 9059

Nope, I don't care if he doesn't mind. Go find the OEM or get a good model from a better known brand. Refer to the following list:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

 

I don't want anybody who comes here to ruin their computer with a single power supply.

post #5748 of 9059
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http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B75%20Pro3/?cat=Download&os=BIOS

 

The mobo does specify that one of its bios updates fixes a USB problem....it may be it, maybe not. Get version 1.9 and see what happens.

 

I hold no responsibility if you screw up your system. If done right, you won't obviously. 

post #5749 of 9059
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

Nope, I don't care if he doesn't mind. Go find the OEM or get a good model from a better known brand. Refer to the following list:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

 

I don't want anybody who comes here to ruin their computer with a single power supply.

It's much harder nowadays for a bad PSU to fry an entire system due to many failsafes....but yeah, it can happen. 

 

 

 

@ the buyer dude

 

Stop, and think about that build for a second. You seem to be a bit over the place. With the case, choice in PSU, and CPU etc. Think about the purpose of the system. Your comment on how cool it was that the case has 6 HDD trays, choice of an outdated motherboard, and Xeon CPU without reason despite claiming for just a gaming rig is throwing up some 'yellow' flags.

 

Yellow flags being that the OP needs to do more thinking on purpose of the system and part selection.

post #5750 of 9059
Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B75%20Pro3/?cat=Download&os=BIOS

 

The mobo does specify that one of its bios updates fixes a USB problem....it may be it, maybe not. Get version 1.9 and see what happens.

 

I hold no responsibility if you screw up your system. If done right, you won't obviously. 

 

Can people still brick their mobos with bios updates nowadays? It's 2014. :p

post #5751 of 9059
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Can people still brick their mobos with bios updates nowadays? It's 2014. :p

 

yes. budget motherboard doesnt have dual bios

post #5752 of 9059
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Can people still brick their mobos with bios updates nowadays? It's 2014. :p

....DON'T underestimate the stupidity of humans. 

 

And DON'T underestimate how many system builders there are in the wild that know only the basics of computer functionality.

 

In my time, I've met and talked to a lot of system builders that knew jack schiit and only was able to build it thanks to most computer building being akin to 'square goes in the square shaped hole' and other drop schiit where it fits mentality.

 

 

 

I once spent 2 hours diagnosing a computer problem with a new graphics card that was not showing picture...

 

the problem?

 

The guy didn't have any video cables plugged into the computer to monitor at all...Thought he didn't need them. 

post #5753 of 9059
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Originally Posted by deadlylover View Post
 

 

Upon a little research, that power supply "might" be good enough, that is, if its 34A rating on the +12v rail is to be believed.

 

Just follow the instructions and you'll be fine, just make sure you get the motherboard model correct. Try downloading the USB drivers if you're running them from the CD.

 

Right click 'Computer' on the start menu > Properties > Advanced system settings on the left > Advanced tab > hit settings on the startup and recovery section > Untick Automatically restart and make sure Kernel memory dump is selected under write debugging information.

 

You'll find your dumps on C drive > Windows > Minidump, you can then analyse them with Windows debugging tools if you want to find what might have caused the BSOD.


Okay, thanks. Well, I just installed the new BIOS, everything seems to be working just fine. USB3.0 behavior is still the same, though (power goes through but cannot be detected by PC). I looked into the USB 3 driver folders, and I found what seems to be an x64 version, but when I open it, nothing happens. Tried opening it with administrative privileges, nothing happens. I recalled that after the BSOD and CHKDSK, the computer always asked for permission in opening an Intel eXtensible Host Controller Driver in x32 (instead of x64). I opened it, plugged in a USB 3.0 device, nothing happens. Should I just go through with the BSOD-inducing driver installation?

 

Oh yeah, as for the PSU...having used a similar PSU (different brand, similar specs) for about a year now for both gaming (from BF4 to Wolfenstein: The New Order) and movies, I think the new one should do fine. But I think I will have to upgrade the PSU when my turn comes around in a few years, so thanks for the advice.

post #5754 of 9059
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Okay, thanks. Well, I just installed the new BIOS, everything seems to be working just fine. USB3.0 behavior is still the same, though (power goes through but cannot be detected by PC). I looked into the USB 3 driver folders, and I found what seems to be an x64 version, but when I open it, nothing happens. Tried opening it with administrative privileges, nothing happens. I recalled that after the BSOD and CHKDSK, the computer always asked for permission in opening an Intel eXtensible Host Controller Driver in x32 (instead of x64). I opened it, plugged in a USB 3.0 device, nothing happens. Should I just go through with the BSOD-inducing driver installation?

 

Oh yeah, as for the PSU...having used a similar PSU (different brand, similar specs) for about a year now for both gaming (from BF4 to Wolfenstein: The New Order) and movies, I think the new one should do fine. But I think I will have to upgrade the PSU when my turn comes around in a few years, so thanks for the advice.

Uninstall the driver for USB or southbridge/chipset or whatever you are seeing.

 

Install with the windows update 'I have disk' function. Navigate to the USB 3.0 driver folder, find and select inf for windows version you have (x64 etc) and try that.

 

WARNING, don't uninstall southbridge/chipset if you don't have to. That can mess up you being able to use the computer if you don't know what it does or means. That probably isn't the problem so look for the others first. 


Edited by bowei006 - 6/3/14 at 8:45pm
post #5755 of 9059
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 


Okay, thanks. Well, I just installed the new BIOS, everything seems to be working just fine. USB3.0 behavior is still the same, though (power goes through but cannot be detected by PC). I looked into the USB 3 driver folders, and I found what seems to be an x64 version, but when I open it, nothing happens. Tried opening it with administrative privileges, nothing happens. I recalled that after the BSOD and CHKDSK, the computer always asked for permission in opening an Intel eXtensible Host Controller Driver in x32 (instead of x64). I opened it, plugged in a USB 3.0 device, nothing happens. Should I just go through with the BSOD-inducing driver installation?

 

Oh yeah, as for the PSU...having used a similar PSU (different brand, similar specs) for about a year now for both gaming (from BF4 to Wolfenstein: The New Order) and movies, I think the new one should do fine. But I think I will have to upgrade the PSU when my turn comes around in a few years, so thanks for the advice.

Similar specs on a PSU does not equal same quality.

 

$1 earbuds at dollar store say 20Hz to 20,000KHz

 

Audeze and Sennheisers are a lie and should be banned for selling fake headphones that do the same thing as dollar store earbuds at uber prices right?

 

 

My iPhone camera is 8MP.... Canon should be sued for selling a $600 camera that only has 6MP. It is lieing as da specz higher on cheaper phone. 

post #5756 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

....DON'T underestimate the stupidity of humans. 

 

Quoting for truth.

post #5757 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Similar specs on a PSU does not equal same quality.

 

$1 earbuds at dollar store say 20Hz to 20,000KHz

 

Audeze and Sennheisers are a lie and should be banned for selling fake headphones that do the same thing as dollar store earbuds at uber prices right?

 

 

My iPhone camera is 8MP.... Canon should be sued for selling a $600 camera that only has 6MP. It is lieing as da specz higher on cheaper phone. 

Well, far as I know, my PSU's been tried and tested. My dad's just a bit of a penny-pincher when it comes to PSUs. I don't think he even gives a f'k.

post #5758 of 9059
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

Quoting for truth.

The Darwin Awards exist for a reason

 

And this thread is popular amongst techies for a reason

http://www.reddit.com/r/talesfromtechsupport/top/

 

(warning, do not click and read. You will be stuck reading for the next hour).

post #5759 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

The Darwin Awards exist for a reason

 

And this thread is popular amongst techies for a reason

http://www.reddit.com/r/talesfromtechsupport/top/

 

(warning, do not click and read. You will be stuck reading for the next hour).

 

I used to work in a tech support call center before moving into a corporate position. So many stories...

post #5760 of 9059
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

I used to work in a tech support call center before moving into a corporate position. So many stories...

Submit one! :tongue: 

 

But to be fair

 

Most of the things that fix 90% of problems people have asked me for help with include turning it off and on again..or closing it and opening it again....or ACTUALLY closing/turning off the thing and opening it up again.

 

Pressing the 'button' sometimes brings the device to sleep only (GPS, Smartphone, Computer)

 

so yeah

 

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Over half the time, they say yes...when in fact, they didn't.


Edited by bowei006 - 6/3/14 at 9:01pm
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