Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Corsair VX550 not booting x370 board w/ i7-8700K

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    111
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Corsair VX550 not booting x370 board w/ i7-8700K

    What are the odds that the powers supply is insufficient to boot an Asus Maximus X Hero w/ an i7 8700K and 16GB of RAM. No other options. Board lights up, all looks good. When I hit the power button it gets to about post code 35 and then shuts off, but the board lights (on when powered off) come back on. I've swapped RAM and slots I tried a 380 Watt PSU but it wouldn't even power up for a full second. With the corsair, I get about 5 seconds.

    I can't imagine that a 550 Watt PSU can't boot a base board with CPU and RAM, but maybe it doesn't meet the currrent standards.

    Tomorrow I will pick up a larger Seasonic PSU. I'm leaning more towards a CPU or Board failure - both expensive to troubleshoot.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    3,527
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    6
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    33
    Thanked in
    30 Posts

    Default

    Why use a 10 year old PSU with modern Hardware?
    Replace the PSU as well, its not the best idea to use such ancient PSU with such modern Hardware...

    Oh and by the way:
    X370 = AMD Chipset

    What you mean might be the Z370...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    111
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Ha!, yeah - Z370.

    I have a new supply ordered, but I was trying to get an image put together and make sure everything works before putting it in the case. I'm just curious if it is at all likely that it is the PSU or if I should start looking for replacement parts. The PSU works fine in the old i7 2600 PC.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    America's Wang
    Posts
    325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    146
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    If you are on a tight budget a CX450,550 is much better than the VX550.
    But the Corsair RM550 is a very good choice.

    Now my preference is Seasonic bronze,gold units.
    ....

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    111
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I have a Seasonic Focus Plus 850 Gold on order, but it isn't here yet. The VX550 has been my go to test supply - or it was.

    So, thinking back in time. I connected a SATA hard drive to one of the PSU connectors and everything works fine. So I don't have to worry about RMA'ing the board or CPU. That's all I needed. Now I can wait for the new PSU to arrive.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO
    Posts
    1,859
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    104
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    32
    Thanked in
    30 Posts

    Default

    Hard to believe it is the power supply
    Last edited by ashiekh; 01-27-2018 at 10:34 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Corsair VX550 vs OCZ ModXStream Pro 500
    By Geo2160 in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12-06-2011, 02:30 PM
  2. Corsair VX550, Antec TPQ850, G35 board unreliable
    By CBRworm in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-27-2009, 08:22 PM
  3. corsair vx550????
    By sirdickens in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-29-2008, 04:11 AM
  4. Help me decide - Antec Blue 650w vs Corsair HX620 vs Corsair VX550
    By Gryph0n in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-06-2007, 05:48 PM
  5. Corsair vx550
    By tc17 in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-06-2007, 04:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •