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Is there any chance a bigger power supply would help here?

Izerous

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As a side note since you were talking about PSU's it is usually best to aim for GOLD+ instead of bronze tiered power supplied. Typically with the better components helps come the efficiency they gain. Your not really ever going to find great rated PSU's living in the bronze categories.
 

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As a side note since you were talking about PSU's it is usually best to aim for GOLD+ instead of bronze tiered power supplied. Typically with the better components helps come the efficiency they gain. Your not really ever going to find great rated PSU's living in the bronze categories.

thank you for that info :) .. I wish, I really do wish I was allowed to buy the no doubt better quality, less heartaches for your PC in general gold tier power supplies :) .. I can get away with purchasing say the coolermaster masterwatt bronze certified 750 watt power supply for $35 after taxes and rebates but if I was to go for say one of those $200 power supplies I gaze at with longing eyes my wife would have something to say about it :p ..

....in all fairness while I'm fortunate enough to be able to (in theory as you guys can see from the misadventures I post about here in the forums when looking for help :p ) try to bumble my way through putting together a PC and can save money compared to say buying a pre-manufactured PC as a result, we have three desktop PC's each needing their own parts it adds up and when you add putting the two kids through college :) ..

.... gosh darn inflation and gas prices don't help either, my absolute best friends in the world are Canadian (spent a fair amount in Canada, loved it, you guys are good people :) ) and they've commented on prices rising there as well as over here in the USA .. and of course no matter where you live you're going to feel the gas price pinch (ouch).
 

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Going off memory here but I'm pretty sure in the case of my daughter's desktop PC the bios said it was running at 1.35 volts already as moocow kindly pointed out :) .. is that enough voltage for a 2800 speed at four sticks of 8 GB ram?
The DOCP profile would set the RAM voltage accordingly, so yes that's fine. It's nothing to do with the RAM voltages, it's the CPU's memory controller. Running 4 DIMMs = more stress. Unfortunately, AMD has a history of pretty poor memory controllers and I believe the official spec for that CPU was 2666MHz, but AMD seems to have changed their site to instead say "up to 3200MHz".

Glad to hear everything is sorted now!
 

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The DOCP profile would set the RAM voltage accordingly, so yes that's fine. It's nothing to do with the RAM voltages, it's the CPU's memory controller. Running 4 DIMMs = more stress. Unfortunately, AMD has a history of pretty poor memory controllers and I believe the official spec for that CPU was 2666MHz, but AMD seems to have changed their site to instead say "up to 3200MHz".

Glad to hear everything is sorted now!

Thanks for that JD :) .. I will keep that in mind, try decreasing the ram speed to 2666 in the BIOS if I experience system instability in my daughter's desktop PC .. that's good to know :)
 

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