Asus anti-surge is triggered to protect computer from unstable power supply


is my psu responsible for all this??

  1. yes

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  2. no

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By karan samant
Jun 30, 2013
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  1. Hi guys my name is karan . I just build my pc a couple of months back and while I'm playing a heavy game on it always restarts and show this error I dont know what to do pls guys help me my pc specs are -
    amd fx 4100 3.6 ghz
    asus m5a78l-m-lx v2 motherboard
    4gb ram
    amd radeon hd 6670 2 gb ddr3
    500gb hdd
    iball 400 watt psu (got free with my iball cabinet) , pls guys help me
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    SURGE is normally associated with an increase in line voltage and that can be deadly to the PS and other components.

    A DROP-OUT is when A/C voltage goes below minimum and this can effect the system too.

    If power is poorly regulated (ie it fluctuates periodically), I would get a UPS to condition the power better. I have two: one for the computer equipment and another for my large LED tv.

    You can get a cheap multi-meter to measure and monitor the voltage visually and then when you get the error, glance to confirm - - is it hi or low?

    Personally, with only 400w PSU and your gaming environment, I would suspect you are stressing the PSU to its limit when gaming.
  3. karan samant

    karan samant TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah whenever I'm playing a game this **** only then happens otherwise no complains I think I should get a new psu what do you think can you tell me any suggestions of psu considering my pc specs

    And the brand is also weak I ball

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