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eco_bach

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Not enough power - symptoms and worse case scenario
« on: September 04, 2016, 04:57:42 PM »
Hi
Just a question that's been bothering me. If you are ever in a build situation where you don't have enough power

1) What are the symptoms?
and
2) What is the worse case scenario? ie can mobo, CPU or GPU be damaged?

Ari Altman

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Re: Not enough power - symptoms and worse case scenario
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 05:34:50 PM »
Hi
Just a question that's been bothering me. If you are ever in a build situation where you don't have enough power

1) What are the symptoms?
and
2) What is the worse case scenario? ie can mobo, CPU or GPU be damaged?

If you're using a high-end unit, like the EVGA Supernova 1000W that purchased, the worst case is that an auto-protect shut-off routine kicks in. There's virtually no risk of component damage from drawing too much current. Trust me, you're really going to have to go wild to draw more than 1000W, as in overvolting your CPU to unsafe levels. In other words, before you destroy components by over-drawing from your PSU, you'll fry them with voltage.

I think you can rest easy at this point. Your system will perform just fine. ;)