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Old 26th August, 2003, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by speeduk
....My psu is a 550w qtec, with only a 14a 12v rating at max. The top models have 24/33/36a. Is this the problem? ....
Can't say for sure, but it is a candidate. Since your mobo uses the 12v line to power the CPU, overclocked, it will suck down your 12v line. I don't know much about qtec... but rule of thumb, if claims high total watts and is cheap.... it is cheap!

Do you have MBM or other voltage monitoring software? If yes, check the 12v voltage at idle and under load. If the 12v line is dipping under 11.4v, it is a potential cause for lockup.
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