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    Default My poor old Seasonic X560 not good enough anymore?

    Hi guys,

    I recently build me a new rig with some new parts and some of my previous rig.:
    -CPU: I7 7700K (stock speed) ---New
    -GPU: Asus 1080Ti OC Strix (stock speed) ---New
    -MOBO: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming ---Old
    -PSU: Seasonic X560 ---Old
    -SSD: Samsung Evo 850 500GB ---Old
    -HDD 2* 2Tb ---Old
    -CASE: NZXT s340elite ---New
    -RAM: Corsair 2*8 (16GB) DDR4@3000Mhz ---Old

    Since my new build I ran into issues during benchmarking/stresstesting.
    More specific Asus Realbench en HWbot X265.
    When I run Realbench benchmark, there is no issue whatsoever.
    When I run Realbench stresstest I get system instabilitys and my screen goes black for a couple of secs and comes back.
    Windows Log says that the displaydriver didn't respond and is repaired.
    Same goes for HWbot. But that test keeps going even when the driver fails.

    Or there is something wrong with my 1080Ti or the PSU has lost its touch of handling my gear.

    I have a cheap wattometer in my wallsocket and that says when benchmarking or heavy gaming (during games no issues, same for heaven or valley test) that there is a max powerconsumption of 502Watts.
    That's equal to 42Amps.
    The PSU delivers more on only the 12v rail: 46Ampere.
    He or she delivers it through 2 8pins cables.
    Could It be the PSU that fails? How to make sure without buying a new one first.
    Whats the best way to test a failing PSU? Keeping in mind that there is something going on with the GPU's driver?

    Reinstalled the drivers, DDU, regclean, clean install, old and new drivers... No solution.

    Thanks

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    When did your problem start? Right after changing the graphics card?

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    Let's say yes. Since I've got the new GPU and I ran the stresstest, I got that instability issue. Screen goes black and comes back on.
    Only on ASUS Realbench and HWBot x265. All other things just perfect.

    But I just discovered something: When I downclock the card with an amount of -50 on the core and memory, it passes the test. No black screens or anything else that indicates an instability.
    How can this be?
    Can't blame the poor PSU for that, right?
    So overclocked by factory doesn't stand for stable overclock by factory, I guess.

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    Well if you down clock the graphics card it also takes less power. But yeah it's probably an unstable factory overclock on your graphics card.

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    Try to change the Voltage manually.

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    @Mask: that is correct. Lower clocks translates into lower powerconsumption. But minus 50 for both settings, cannot make the difference for the psu. Or am I wrong?

    @none77: lower voltage of the Gpu?
    Shouldn't it be capable running stable out of the box?

    Offtopic: I paid premium money for a premium card. I guess it's not wrong saying that I demand premium performance.
    Payed extra for the oc version. Could spare me 80 dollars.

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    Well it could, but it's highly unlikely. Probably just the graphics card.

    Never pay extra for an overclocked version, if they only changed the clock speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUFOG19 View Post

    @none77: lower voltage of the Gpu?
    Shouldn't it be capable running stable out of the box?

    Offtopic: I paid premium money for a premium card. I guess it's not wrong saying that I demand premium performance.
    Payed extra for the oc version. Could spare me 80 dollars.
    Yes

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    I've been calculating a bitt and I think that my PSU would be sufficient but the load in on the high side.
    So, if I would want some spare and stay in the efficient ratio of a PSU, my X560 is not powerfull enough.
    Running +500Watts while gaming some heavy games is like 90% of it's capability.

    Going for a 650Watt PSU I would stay under 80% when my system is pulling it's maximum needed current.
    On just some webbrowsing and officeapplications I will sit rather in the 15%. Don't know if many PSU's can deliver 650watts and stay lean @ a load lower than 15%.

    Would a Corsair RM650x be a decent choice?

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    The peak gaming power consumption is around 425W DC, the average gaming load around 350W DC while playing a heavy game. This is without overclocking the PC but with the standard overclock off the graphics card.

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