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Thread: GA-EP43-DS3L Freezing in 3D Games

  1. #11
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    Feb 2009
    NW Florida

    Default Re: GA-EP43-DS3L Freezing in 3D Games

    Quote Originally Posted by brettneale View Post
    Not really... it's currently built without a case!
    There was a great article on ZD Net (one of their newsletters) about building a computer that hid behind a 22" LCD monitor. Really cool! I thought about going with a Sunbeam blue tinted plastic (cube) case but after reading they are dust magnets decided against it.
    Jerry in NW Florida
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  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2009

    Default Re: GA-EP43-DS3L Freezing in 3D Games

    Hi everyone, the issue has been solved. I took in my Vantec power supply and bought a Thermaltake ToughPower Q-Fan 550W modular PSU. It's powering on like a dream now! I've got the store testing the Vantec to see if I can RMA it and get my money back. It claimed it was SLI certifed, and they were quite surprised that it wasn't enough for the 9800GTX+.

    Thanks for everyone's input!

  3. #13
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    Sep 2008

    Default Re: GA-EP43-DS3L Freezing in 3D Games

    That's good to hear!

    The PSU was probably just defective.

  4. #14
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    Oct 2004
    British Columbia, Canada

    Default Re: GA-EP43-DS3L Freezing in 3D Games

    Glad to hear everything is working, a lot of people still under estimate how important a quality PSU is, and not only that but what effect a faulty unit can have on a system. This thread is a PERFECT example of what can happen. Again glad it's working for you.
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120([email protected]), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG [email protected]/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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