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Corsair Value Select Vs XMS

Q: Corsair Value Select Vs XMS

I just bought a new computer, i use 4x512MB sticks of corsair value select memory, i don't know much about computers so i will proberly never attempt to overclock my system.

Is it worth it to buy XMS memory or stick with what i got?

Thx in advance


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A: Corsair Value Select Vs XMS

I don't think it'd be worth it to switch. Did you read Techspots article on the topic?
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I can only say that the two sticks of value select memory I used to have in my computer both went bad. I switched over to crucial with no problems. I imagine with corsair the quality is high also. It just goes to say, you get what you pay for.

A:Corsair XMS vs. Corsair vs. Value Select Memory

two sticks of value select memory I used to have in my computer both went bad.Click to expand...

That's where the "lifetime warranty" comes in handy.
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2. G.Skill NT 4GB DDR3 1333
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A:Which one to get? Corsair Value Select vs G.Skill NT

If you want to believe Newegg, they appear identical in their specs. They might have different subcomponents and different quality control.

I'd buy on the basis of return policy, price, and support.

Unless one turns out to be faulty, I'd be very surprised if you could tell which was in your PC.


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Check all the cables.
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A:corsair ram help

The best site would be

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A:Which Corsair RAM to get

please read my guide on RAM in the guides forum.

unless you're overclocking, faster ram is a waste of money. And I never recommend overclocking.
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A:Two different Corsair???? WOA

XMS - - - xtreme memory speed
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A:Crucial vs Corsair? (RAM)

Usually you get what you pay for.

Sometimes you get quality stuff cheap, and sometimes just 'cause you bought the top shelf stuff, you're not guaranteed failure-free performance.

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A:Corsair Xms2

I checked Corsair's site and they don't have your board listed. I checked your board's site and they don't have that particular ram listed, however they do list the Corsair 6400C4 ram as approved. You are looking at the 5400C4. Both are the XMS2 Corsair.

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A:Corsair H50 In Antec 900

Hi there
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A:Corsair Formula iv

Have you applied the lastest bios update?

All of them are for system stability. You can find them here.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

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IT seems to me that you got yourselfs some bad memory stick
IT happens
TRy to get an exchange
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A:Corsair memory

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

If your computer is an oem build. I.E Dell/Gateway/HP etc. Go to your computer manufacturers website, and check to see what ram is compatible.

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Sorry to hear the problems. I stick with Logitech for keyboards and mice and I have to say I've rarely had problems that weren't back on me. I'm sure you're paying a premium for the brand and as long as you are getting things covered under warranty then it's just a pain but if not then I'd make the switch, but that's just me !
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A:Corsair Raptor M40

Quote: Originally Posted by web

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A:New RAM. Corsair or Kingston?

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No biggie, perhaps, EXCEPT it was marketed to run at 1066 by SPD.

Customer service is sub-par to the extent that their response is, "Well, just because we said it would do that doesn't mean it will do it for you."

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Same brand and model number should be OK.
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A:Kingston v. Corsair

Are you going to be running at stock speeds? If so get the Kingston. Typically when you see a price difference like that between the same speed RAM the more expensive one will be able to be overclocked higher. But if they are rated the same at stock (same timings too) they will be the same speed, so you'd gain nothing from the more expensive RAM. If you are going to be pushing them as fast as they can go, then the more expensive may be worth it.

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Corsair is just as good as any, If the price is fair then I don't see a reason to not get it.
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A:RAM - - Viking and Corsair

The enemy of good is better.
It is always wise to assure that all module are identical. Corsair is really Samsung and makes most, but not all, of the memory with the Corsair label. Still, you want to read the reviews. Viking is a "maker" of memory but do not make their own chips.

Best memory manufacturers Crucial, Samsung (Corsair), Infineon, and Kingston... but none of them make all of the memory sold under their labels.

There are 54 other manufacturers who specialize in certain sizes at various qualities. You have not way to know which are manufacturers, Assemblers, Makers, Suppliers, or Scammers. Too many companies make memory modules from tubs of chips that may come from a number of manufacturers. The buy does the quality control, then gets a replacement under warranty when they fail.
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Can you provide a link to the exact Corsair RAM you are thinking of going to?
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A:Corsair RAM issues

For optimum performance you should run with matched pairs of RAM sticks. If you only have 2 sticks they should either be in the yellow slots or the blue slots to run in dual channel mode. If you have one stick in each colour it will only run in single channel mode.

I found no usefull information in the mobo manual. Some I have read for other makes tell you if it can run with uneven amounts of memory in each channel, that may not be the case with this mobo.

Is there any chance you can change that 2GB stick for 2 X 1GB sticks which will keep it balanced.

Does the 2GB stick match the same frequency of the existing sticks as that might be another problem.

If you want to run a test on the sticks the best method is to run the PC with just one stick in at a time, if any glitches, hangs or freezes happen then you will know which stick it is.

I am assuming you are using memtest and running it while windows is running. It is far better, if you have to use testing software to use the memtest86+ which you have to burn to a CD and then boot the PC with it. This leaves the memory idle for far more accurate testing. You can get it from here. Always run at least 5 cycles of the test, overnight would be even better. The accuracy of any memtest software is never 100% and it is prone to miss minor faults hence my advise to run on one stick at a time for the most accurate results.

Follow this guide to get and run memtest86+

You need to scroll down the page until you see the three blue screenshots. Just below is the list of downloads for Memtest86+ V4.10. Click on Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)and save to your desktop, When the download is complete right click the file and select Extract Here and burn the image to a CD. In windows 7 right click the extracted file, select Open With, then select Windows Disc Image Burning Tool then follow the prompts. For all other versions of windows (if you do not have an ISO burner) download this free software.

Boot the PC into the Bios setup and set the CD/DVD drive to 1st in the boot sequence. Insert the disk in the drive then reboot and the disc will load into dos. Leave the test to run through at least 5 cycles.

The memtest will not be 100% accurate but should easily detect any major faults.Click to expand...
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A:Corsair RAM problems

the only thing i no off the causes perfectly working ram to fail memtest is overclocking. Is ur FSB set correctly? Is ur ram set to NO higher than 100%FSB (166mhz) 6-2-2-T2? anymore and memtest starts producing errors. also make sure the voltage is right or u will fry it (2.5v)
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Imho, the H50 offers zero benefits of water cooling, yet all the risks of water cooling. Thermalright, Noctua, Prolimatech, Tunique and Zalman all offer better results on air, with no risk of spilling water all over your rig, which the H50 has been known to do. Granted, Corsair has been very good about replacing (for free) all damaged parts, but still...
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A:Corsair CMX512-4400?

U can use any size of RAM, but make sure that it's of the right speed (and same brand preferably). If ur able to get a dual-channel kit (i.e. a 1GB kit with two 512MB sticks that have exactly the same specs), then that would be best since it would give best performance.
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A:Memory - Corsair or Kingston

Personally, I've always preferred the Kingston brand over Corsair in general. Although others who've had more experience with both may chirp in with a more thorough rationale.

CL7/CL9 are latency measures, but I couldn't tell you if it's much of a noticeable difference. Since I assume you'll be doing heavy video editing rather than plain old web browsing, it'll be more likely to be a noticeable difference, and of course CL7 is the better choice (at least on paper).

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Pretty much both companies go neck n' neck. I prefere Corsair, but in some intel mobo Kingston seems to be just a tad faster.
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A:Corsair memory issues

I think the problem might be mixing the ecc RAM with non-ecc RAM. Sometimes you can mix them but sometimes it can cause problems.
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A:Gigabyte GA-8IPE775-G & Corsair

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

This is not me forte,
When Windows crashes with blue screen, it writes a system event 1001 or 1003 and a minidump to the folder \windows\minidump. Check system event 1001 and 1003 and it has the summary of the blue screen.
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zip them down and attach to post or if too big U/L to a website and
list the url here..
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Have you tried reinstalling the drivers for it? Link.
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A:Some nice stuff from Corsair

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Magissia, Welcome to SF.
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A:Gigabyte GA-7VRXP and Corsair XMS?

I did a search for your subject line (-the ?) and I got this:

Gigabyte ga-7VRXP w/corsair 333mghrtz pc 2700

Seems to have the same problem as you, but other people have it working. Also seems the GA-7VRXP has some RAM compatibility issues.
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having boot mgr errors 4-6 times a day computer reboots out of the blue have to go into bios re-identify the bootable os drive. have a corsair force 3 120gb SSD. have daily talks with corsair tech support. AHCI is enabled in the bios & MSAHCI is changed from 1 to 0 still get BOOTMGR is missing. i have done windows startup repair no change still get bootmgr. have updated the Firmware on the Corsair SSD. have done everything i can find to do. still get BOOTMGR is missing. asus p6x58d, intel I7-970 3.2ghz windows 7 ultimate SP1.

A:windows 7 Boot Mgr on corsair SSD

If you have updated the SSD to 1.3.3 then you will probably have to rma it. Have you tried a different port to plug it into? The marvell controller does not not run at advertised speed. Mine is plugged into the intel until the board is updated.
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ok, i just finished installing my fatal1ty an8 mobo, amd 64 3000+ processor, and corsair xms 2 gigs of memeory (twinx2048-3200c2pt).

problem is soon as i went ot turn it on, i'm getting a 0.4 on the error code clock with a beep. called abit tech support and they said its a ram compatibility issue. checked the corsair website and they said this much ram and model is compatible with the mobo.

my question: is there anything else i can do to determine if it truly bad memory or to help narrow down the problem?

A:fatal1ty an8 and corsair xms problems

You can try a program like Memtest. I have 2 computers with nForce chipsets and they wont work with Corsair RAM and Radeon video cards.
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I recently purchased new products:
abit Fatal1ty AN8 witn the nf4 ultra chipset
Corsair 2 gigs of XMS twinx2048-3200c2ptRT
and ATI x700 Pro 256

some recently informed me that ATI and Corsiar do not work with the nf4 ultra chipset.

my question is has anyone else heard of this issue and can confirm it for me?

much thanks

A:nf4 ultra chipset with ATI and Corsair

I have an MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra Motherboard, Corsair XMS TwinX1024-3200XLPRO DDR400 (2 X 512) and Asus Radeon EAX800XT Platinum Edition PCI Express.

If there is any issue, I haven't experience any that I'm aware of.
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The two memory sticks I'm looking at for my HP TC4200 are the CORSAIR and KINGSTON 512MB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 533.

The Corsair RAM is $90, while the Kingston is only $55.

Is there something about Kingston RAM that some of us don't know about? Any significance between the two?


A:Why is the Corsair RAM much pricier than the Kingston?

Why is SAAB more expensive than Opel/Vauxhall?
They're basically the same car, using the same internal components.

You are talking laptop memory here, which is always more expensive than normal memory. Also, a lot less laptop memory is produced/needed worldwide.
Kingston is bigger than Corsair, and produce more laptop memory.
Corsair sits in a niche and caters to people in-the-know who want just that bit extra quality and speed. That extra needs to be paid for.
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Just wanted to post this in series H50 Corsair Hydro case anyone was on the fence about this cpu cooler I came into some rare Corsair Hydro series H50 extra money Been reading that Corsair Hydro series H50 this all-in-one liquid cooling solution is pretty darned good--so I bought one Corsair Hydro series H50 today About a minute install as I had to remove my motherboard Even though I haven't had a chance to put it through a good test run yet I am very impressed with the idle temps thus far I was using a Core Contact Freezer and my idle temps at stock cpu speed was depending upon room temperature The last time I tried to put an overclock to this cpu my idle temps were about idle load--again depending upon room temperature And only in non-summer months I installed this H as the instructions stated--with the fan drawing air from the outside--and I mounted the fan and radiator to the rear of the case First run--temp leveled off at idle Pretty cool But the more I had my PC on the warmer it got up to about It turns out I mounted it in the wrong spot--my case is under a desk with the rear of the case about inches from the wall--and Radeon s exhausting their hot a air right below the intake fan for the radiator So I moved the fan and radiator to a spot on the top of the case and after about an hour of relatively doing nothing watching football and running firefox--I call that idle pretty much temps never got above I'll be sure to put some numbers here when I put an overclock to the cpu I'm gonna shoot for --I could probably shoot for but I'm a scardy cat I don't want to risk burning anything up until I have some cash reserve to replace parts if anything frys

A:Corsair Hydro series H50

I'd be interested to see what you get with an overclock.
I have an i7 clocked at 4GHz and a Noctua cooler with two fans(push/pull)
My CPU idles at 45c and can go up to the 60s under heavy load.
This seems a bit hot to me so I've been looking at different cooling solutions and the H50 is interesting.
I'm using a Cooler Master ACTS 840 case which is supposedly negative pressure so I'm not sure any kind of tower HSF cooler is going to have enough air to blow through the heat sink blades.
Maybe the H50 would be better but drawing more hot air into the case seems wrong somehow.
Let us know how you get on.
best wishes, J
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I am having random lockups due to the GIG X memory I have installed which is the Corsair CM X - C DHX - - - v VER mhZ As by bios does not have the V but and settings only I have it set at v to be safe I have also tried the same but MHz but the board only allows gigs x gig stick in each blue slot strange Can anyone tell where I can buy memory compatible with my Intel DX BT main board that is mhz with the xmp problem Corsair memory format The following requirements taken from my MB manual - System Memory The board has four DIMM sockets and supports the following memory features V with option to raise voltage to support higher performance DDR SDRAM DIMMs Unbuffered single-sided or double-sided DIMMs with the following restriction Double-sided DIMMs with x organization are not supported GB maximum total system memory Refer to Section on page for information on the total amount of addressable memory Minimum total system memory MB Non-ECC DIMMs Serial Presence Detect DDR MHz DDR MHz DDR MHz and DDR MHz SDRAM DIMMs NOTES All DDR MHz memory recommended for use on this board is based on the XMP format See the following website for tested XMP modules http www intel com personal gaming extremememory htm If you are using DDR MHz DIMMs it is recommentded that you only populate two of the four DIMM slots specifically one slot in each channel It is recommended that you populate slot of each channel black connectors The maximum system memory for DDR is GB using Gbit Corsair memory problem technology memory in a R x configuration single-sided modules Remove the video card in the Primary PCI Express x connector before installing or upgrading memory to avoid interference with the memory retention mechanism To be fully compliant with all applicable DDR SDRAM memory specifications the board should be populated Corsair memory problem with DIMMs that support the Serial Presence Detect SPD data structure This allows the BIOS to read the SPD data and program the chipset to accurately configure memory settings for optimum performance If non- SPD memory is installed the BIOS will attempt to correctly configure the memory settings but performance and reliability may be impacted or the DIMMs may not function under the determined frequency nbsp
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I have 4th of corsair dominator (2x2) and am looking to upgrade to 8gb or more. Would dominator gt kits or vengeance kits be better for gaming? I have an intel i5 750
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So I am thinking of upgrading my keyboard and mouse, I have the mouse sorted but I am sceptical about my keyboard. I am thinking of getting a Corsair Raptor K40 keyboard (Raptor K40 Gaming Keyboard (EU)). It is everything I need but I have never used one. Can I have your inputs on this keyboard or on Corsair keyboards in general and any recommendations for keyboards in ?60 range.

Many thanks,

A:Do you recomend Corsair Keyboards?

It all depends on what you want. Corsair make solid keyboards, if that's what you're asking. Do you want mechanical keys or rubber dome style? The Raptor K40 doesn't utilize mechanical switcher.
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My Corsair RM650i came with these two cables that I believe both are the link connectors that attach to motherboard. With the software I will be able to monitor performance, control fan speed from desktop and toggle single rail or multi rail (whatever that is). It says to use the USB header cable and connect to motherboard and other end to PSU, but the other cable states that IT'S the link connector in the manual?? Huh!?! Plus I don't have any tiny connector on my board. Are these cables used for the same thing? Also, I have 2 USB 2.0 ports on board. One is a 1112 and the other is 1314, which do I connect it to or does it matter? The motherboard (Asus Z170M-E D3) warns not to connect a 1394 cable into one of these ports... is that what this cable is?
So Confused!!!

A:Corsair RM650i Cables

Hi. The cable on the left has a usb header which you plug in to the motherboards spare connector and the other end goes into the pump unit. The one on the right provides power to the pump unit. I've found the manual here.
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I just bought a Corsair M gaming mouse I installed both the updated firmware and the drivers for the ports? USB dead Corsair = M60 mouse and played a few rounds of Medal of Honor Warfigher on multiplayer The mouse performed pretty good I played for a good three hours without a problem I then shut Corsair M60 = dead USB ports? down to attend to something away from my PC When I rebooted my PC two hours later the USB ports in the rear hub of my setup -- where the M was plugged -- were no longer working The mouse was unresponsive I did a hard shut Corsair M60 = dead USB ports? down plugged the mouse into a USB port in the front panel then boot my PC into Windows The mouse worked but the ports in rear USB hub remained unresponsive So I did the quot unplug the power cord wait five minutes then reboot quot band aid solution which -- as expected -- worked Windows installed its generic mouse drivers I m using those now I ve uninstalled the M driver for now but have kept the firmware update intact I would really like to be able to use the driver s features But I m worried that I might run into the same issue again and be forced into another hard reset What could have caused the problem I know it s a lot to ask but I d like to first hear your advice and inputs and perhaps learn more about this issue before I try re-installing the Corsair drivers I ve got an Asus P X Pro motherboard As mentioned the M is plugged into a rear USB port Here are the specs for the mouse As always your help and advice will be greatly appreciated nbsp

A:Corsair M60 = dead USB ports?

Try rolling back that driver update
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I wanted to check what ram I had and I opted to do it manually. After taking out and examining one I reseated it and booted up my PC. I checked my system settings and found RAM was at 4gb and not 8gb. I tried to reseat the ram again and I got the same results. I then tried swapping the two rams into each others slots. This time none of them worked and the PC won't turn on. The motherboard is still lit and when I try turning on my PC it plays three beeps that become shorter. E.g - BEEEEP BEEEP BEEP.
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To start, I am running windows 7 so the windows 8 problems with corsair link 2 should not apply. Here we go, basically the fan was working fine and I could adjust the speed of it in corsair link 2 along with the LED colour. I've recently turned on my PC to find my fans running at 100% speed and I've not been able to adjust the temps in corsair 2
Link or speed fan. Any suggestions on how to fix this would be appreciated, I have some screenshots to help out

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Im buying a crosshair V formula mobo and this ram is not on the QVL just making sure they are still compatible..

and if i have any problems the Memok! should fix it right?

A:CORSAIR Vengeance 4gb Sticks...

OK, you are buying ram NOT on the qvl list and you ask if it will work??? No one can give you an answer. Ram on the qvl list has been tested and found to work. If it is not on the list, you are a beta tester; it may work fine and it may not.
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Hi all, this is a quick question. Just wondering if a Corsair 450watt PSU (which has 33amps on the 12v rail) is powerful enough to run my new budget build nicely.

These are the specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon x2 5000+
RAM: 1GB Corsair XMS2
Video Card: GeForce 9800GT
Motherboard: Asus M2N68-AM

So will the Corsair unit be powerful enough for that setup? Or would it be best if i got a more powerful PSU instead? I know Corsair power supplies a very good quality which is why i want one.

A:Corsair 450watt PSU with my new system?

I'd go with a 500+ watt power supply, you may cut it close at peak performance.

The pcu is 65 watts draw right rage?
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Well my problem is, this psu has so many cables it causes heating to some extent. Is there anyway of removing the cables by unscrewing the psu? The entire inside of my computer is covered in cables which are unused, literally.
Thanks for help.

A:Corsair cx500 SO MANY CABLES?

If you can't roll up the unused cables and/or tie them out of the way, the best solution I've found is to use a modular PSU such as
I'm not recommending that particular PSU, it's just an example. It'll allow you to only install the cables you need. If the PSU you are using is new, maybe you can return it.
I wouldn't recommend trying to remove cables by disassembling the PSU. A new PSU is a lot cheaper than a new PC.
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Hey Im planning on overclocking my e as I want to wait it out until after Christmas to upgrade my computer I was previously P35 DS3L Corsair A70 Gigabyte and going to buy a overclocked sandy bridge bundle but changed my mind A70 Corsair and Gigabyte P35 DS3L and wanted to wait I just have a few questions really I was wondering A70 Corsair and Gigabyte P35 DS3L whether anyone had used a A Corsair and a Gigabyte P DS L Board I want to know whether it will fit I was going to purchase a Titan Fenrir Evo but had seen a few things online about it being MASSIVE and the corsair is better from what I ve seen in reviews I recently rang up overclockers co uk about a GPU cooler not fitting and asked him the same question and the guy said that you cant really tell until you buy it not a whole load of help but meh maybe he was having a bad day xD Also what thermal compound would you recommend I buy Slightly off topic if anyone knows of any aftermarket coolers for a non reference it would be awesome cant seem to find any at the moment and I really want to overclock it I foolishly bought a akasa vortexx to be disappointed but to be fair the website did not state otherwise RMA ftw Thank you for you time and any replies nbsp

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Hey guys...another 'will this work?' post:

I have a HD 4770 Sapphire card on the way with a Corsair 400cx 400 watt PSU to power it...and my new system.

the Corsair:

The official recommendation is a 450w PSU for the card...though the Corsair has [email protected] on the 12v rail...

This is what I intend to run:

........................................ ASUS M4A785-M AMD 785G
........................................ .Athlon II 250 'Regor' DUAL-core
.......................................... 2 SATA hard drives
............................................1 IDE disc drive
.............................................2 gig ram, DUAL-channel
..............................................1 USB external HD
...............................................a couple of fans...and of course..the 4770.

Lastly, I have no intention of OC'ing...but...if you've OC'd this 4770/PSU combo...I'd like the info you can provide...Cheers...

A:HD 4770 vs Corsair 400w cx PSU?

It should work, but I would shoot for at least a 500W power supply for extra headroom on additional components. The 400CX would probably be fine, but you would be better off with something more powerful anyways. Always better to have more juice available, opposed to coming up short...

I would recommend:

or for $10 more just get the 650W model TX.
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I am trying to determine if I need to get a better PSU and I can not seem to find the specs for the Corsair H50 Water cooling unit. I want to make sure my PSU is large enough to not cause any problems. I've looked around at PSU Calcs but none seem to list the H50.

Here is my new system:
CPU: i7 860
Mem: OCZ Gold DDR3 1600
VC: ATI Radeon 5870
PSU: OCZ 650watt
SDD: Intel X25-M G2
HDD: [email protected] & 500GB Western Digital Green
Cooling: Corsair H50
Fans: 2x80mm, 4x120mm
Fan controller: NZXT Sentry 2
Drives: DVD-RW (1)

Can anyone tell me if 650w is enough for this system? Thanks in advance.

A:Corsair H50 Power Requirements

650W should be sufficient.
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Hello Just a very simple question I plan on building a new computer soon I will be using 285? 650 for Corsair GTX enough watt a single an EVGA GeForce GTX video card and a Phenom II x BE CPU I was just wondering if a watt Corsair power supply would be enough to power that setup without any issues Incase your wondering The PSU i have in mind is the Corsair HX W Modular and has a single amp v rail So what do you Corsair 650 watt enough for a single GTX 285? guys think Enough for this new build Full Corsair 650 watt enough for a single GTX 285? spec list of the new PC is Motherboard Asus M N Deluxe RAM Corsair XMS Dominator DDR - Mhz GB Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX CPU AMD Phenom II x Black Edition Ghz PSU watt Corsair HX w Providing that will be fine Hard Drive Western Digital Black TB All that will be housed in the lovely Antec Nine Hundred Two case and that CPU will be cooled by a Zalman CNPS NT cooler Fairly nice pc for just over dollars NZ nbsp

A:Corsair 650 watt enough for a single GTX 285?

You should be just fine, as according to manufacturer that graphic card's requirement is 550W PSU.
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i got my system in the open [without case] on my desk. when i open Crysis warhead the buzzing starts at the flash screens and gets lower at the menu. its not loud, you have to be within 2 feet of the psu to hear it. i know its not the fan. it sounds like air leaking out of a Balloon. it doesn't happen when im playing a game or at idle. im not using a UPS but im using a power strip. can the buzzing any cause damage.

A:Corsair 850HX buzzing

A buzzing sound could indicate some electrical damage on the PSU. Which brand is it and how long have you been using it?