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I had to move my pc to a different location in the house. I unplugged everything from the mobo and hit the power switch on the ax1500i to off. After plugging everything back in, I hit the power switch then hit the case power and the pc would turn on, then right away turn off and would keep repeating this like its trying to boot but it can't. I didn't mess with any cables inside, it was just a simple move of the pc. So, I unplugged everything again, opened up the case and fiddled with some cables to make sure everything was in all the way and tried to boot without anything plugged in. IT WORKED..... but not for long. I thought ok, it can boot, so I turned it off, plugged everything back in and again its doing the one second of trying to turn on. I've had my ax1500i since 2016. The only change I made recently was a new msi3080 in November but its been working absolutely fine since then. I did the self test on the ax1500i and it was green light the whole time. Any guidance would be appreciated :biggrin:

 

Specs:

ax1500i

MSI Gaming Trio 3080

Sabertooth X99

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 4x8

i7-5960x

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Hi

 

Do you have another PSU to test it with?

 

If you get the same issue with a different PSU, more that likely it's another piece of hardware. Try clearing CMOS, Test RAM individually, test it without any overclocks or XMP. Let me know if this helps.

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I don't have another PSU. I was wondering though, could it be possible that my power strip is overloaded and that's why it won't boot all the way? I had to add my wifes laptop and docking station to the power strip that also has my pc and monitor. My pc worked fine on Sunday night even with all that.... everything else on the power strip works...
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Hi

 

Do you have another PSU to test it with?

 

If you get the same issue with a different PSU, more that likely it's another piece of hardware. Try clearing CMOS, Test RAM individually, test it without any overclocks or XMP. Let me know if this helps.

 

I don't have another PSU. I was wondering though, could it be possible that my power strip is overloaded and that's why it won't boot all the way? I had to add my wifes laptop and docking station to the power strip that also has my pc and monitor. My pc worked fine on Sunday night even with all that.... everything else on the power strip works...

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Power is calculated by voltage x current ( in Amps not milliamps). P(watts) =V(voltage) x I(current in Amps)

North America outlets are primarily 120 VAC with circuit breakers being rated for a maximum of 15Amps (for your typical wall outlets).

1800 Watts = 120 VAC x 15 Amps

1800 Watts is the max you can draw from an outlet before your breaker trips.

 

Code in North America permits exactly 80% of rated current for the number of circuits that can be tied to one 15 Amp breaker.

80% x 15 Amps = 12 circuits MAX tied to that breaker. Can be 6 outlets + 6 lights or any combination of whatever that equals 12.

 

So it is IMPERATIVE that you know precisely what is tied to that outlet your computer is plugged into & what other circuits are on it because if there any high wattage items also on the same circuit, then you risk multiple breaker trips that will damage your computer permanently with repeated outages while everything is running.

 

Your breaker may not trip but the PSU won't have enough power to stay on & may be the reason for it shutting down. Another reason is that something in your computer may be broken /shorting/overloading & causing the PSU to shutdown.

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