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  1. #1
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    Jun 2014

    Power Surge on game start up!!!!

    This is my first post so sorry if it's all to ****

    I have just built my new PC over 2 weeks ago, It has been running fine till now. I keep getting power surges on game start up's (Arma 3 and Xplane 10). I also get coil whine from my GPU or PSU (sure it's my GPU though). I sent my first GPU back for a new one as it was so bad.

    MY Set-up is:

    Intel i7 4770k
    Corsair H100i
    ASUS Maximus VI Hero
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB
    EVGA GTX 780 - 3 GB
    ASUS - Internal Blu-ray Combo
    CORSAIR - CX750w

    I am thinking that my PSU mite not have the power for it all but I do not know. If anyone can help that would be great cheers

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array Arne Saknussemm PC Specs
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    Arne Saknussemm's Avatar
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    Apr 2012

    Hey st33ly

    Some noise from GPUs when they are under load is normal...all the GPUs I've ever had make some funny noises. Of course if it's really loud...

    What do you mean by power surges? Something going wrong? Of course when a game puts the GPU under load there is a large extra power draw that is normal. A 750W PSU should handle your system fine.

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array HiVizMan's Avatar
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    Dec 2011

    If at all possible please swap out your PSU and see if that resolves your issue. Power surges are bad, very bad.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    ROG AirWays Captain Array TenBlade's Avatar
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    Oct 2012

    Try OCCT PSU-test, it will tell you if any lines are faulty.

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    ex-ASUS Support Array Mark@ASUS PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)G771
    MotherboardMaximus Impact VII
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K
    Memory (part number)Corsair DOMINATOR Platinum Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 DRAM 2400MHz
    Graphics Card #1STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
    Monitor3xROG SWIFT PG278Q
    Storage #12xSAMSUNG 850 Pro Series MZ-7KE1T0BW 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    CPU CoolerCORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
    CaseBitfenix Prodigy M
    Power SupplyAX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply — 1200 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum Certified Fully-Modular PSU
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    To add to what has been mentioned already, also check the fans of the GPU, as there may be something wrong with them. Also, I concur, try a different PSU.
    Hi, I have now retired from ASUS support, please refer problems to current @ASUS/cl- usernames.

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