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  1. 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
  2. Hi Team, I had an AX1200i which has been replaced with a DoA ax1200i and then replaced with an AX1500i however the new 1500 now has the same issue as the original AX1200i - it has a long beep that wont go away until reset of the power. video of noise here. https://streamable.com/30zyfz I would like to know why this is happening. I have escalated for my support ticket to get resolved again however understanding the nature of the fault would be appreciated.
  3. A few years ago I built a gaming PC based around: Lian-Li V2120 HPTX Tower Corsair AX1500i Digital Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Intel Core i7 4930K Ivybridge-E AquaComputer Cuplex Kryos XT Corsair Vengeance Pro Red 32GB Quad Channel 3 x EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB Hydro Copper AquaComputer Aquaero 6XT Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25 inch Bay Reservoir Revision 2.0 2 x AquaComputer D5 Pump with USB & Aquabus Interface 4 x Koolance ENC-360 (3 x 120mm) Radiator Enclosure 2 x Koolance HX-360XC (3 x 120mm) Radiator 9 x Corsair SP120 High Static Pressure For the past 6 months I have had intermittent problems during boot-up, with the PC failing to complete even the early stages of the BIOS process before switching itself off. After many weekends checking every MB slot and cable connection, swapping out cables such as the main 24 pin ATX, and testing various components on a separate test rig, I believe the problem must be down to the MB or PSU. The AX1500i’s self test either lights green after pressing the ‘test’ button or sometimes fails to light at all. Perhaps more interestingly, it fails test using two different types of PSU tester (ThermalTake Dr Power II and a unit branded YBLNTEK which looks much like a Lindy unit from Amazon) for its ‘Power Good’ signal timing, which consistently exceeds 500Ms, but the PSU self-test LED shows green during power-up? Unfortunately, I am disabled (due to a spine injury) and worsening mobility and manual dexterity now means that PC building and testing takes me 10-15 times longer than before my accident (I am not exaggerating) and my Wife is most unhappy that the kitchen table has been my ‘work bench’ for many weeks with seemingly little progress. In the interim, I have been using my slightly older Water-cooled PC which has a similar spec MB, CPU, memory, etc, but uses a pair of water-cooled Asus AMD Radeon HD7990-6GD5. However, the Corsair AX1500i fitted to this PC ‘exploded’ last week 5 minutes after switch-on! There is no evidence of any coolant leakage (I also have Koolance leakage detection units fitted) or external MB/component shorting, just a very loud bang and lots of smoke venting from the PSU and a blown 13Amp fuse on the surge protected Belkin distribution socket.. I have not started investigating this problem fully yet as this PC is housed in a very large Supermicro SC801 case and is far too heavy to move downstairs (from my study) and working ‘on the floor’ is both painful and slow (I am also expecting the worse and suspect a new MB, CPU, Memory, etc. will be needed unless the PSU was able to contain its fault? Any comments on the significance of a 'late' POWER GOOD signal with respect to a fairly modern MB, i.e. is an extra few hundred milli-seconds really a problem or is this a throw-back to earlier server demands?, or ideas would be most welcome............ Regards, Martin
  4. Last night when turning my pc off, about 2/3 seconds before the psu pyhsically shutsdown, I heard a snap, crackle, bzzt, pop and wtf smell coming from my Ax1500i. It had been working great since day 1, was barely loaded as I when building this pc, I changed my mind from a gaming pc build to a roon server and similar pc. The psu is definitely messed up, as thats where the smell was coming from and the caps on my mobo look ok. The video card looks ok also. My question, where do I send this brick to get repaired, and since its trashed, if its trashed any of my hard drives or cpu/gpu or any other equipment at the same time as it blew up, who is paying for that ? And I can’t find out what all is damaged until I get the psu replaced. Is an Ax1500i blowing up a common problem, or am I just unlucky that it happened to me ? Cheers
  5. Even in past versions Link has never reported the correct power/wattage etc...including other information. Win10 64bit fresh install with Threadripper/x399 mb Something I can do on my end to report the correct values? I had a ax860 series and it reported everything just fine. Edit: Title, guess I'm dyslexic.
  6. Vengeance LPX and Dominator Platinum DDR4 We have a strong batch of reviews of our high speed DDR4 for Intel’s new X99 platform and Haswell-E processors. TweakTown reviewed our new Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) 2800MHz kit and had this to say: “…the Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2800 kit is a great option for Intel X99 users wanting something that offers great performance, but won’t break the bank.” It earned 90% and a “Must Have Best Features” award. Not long after, we were able to get our Dominator Platinum 16GB (4x4GB) 3200MHz kit into their hands and said: “The Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-3200 16GB Quad-Channel memory kit is no doubt part of what will make the ultimate system. If you have the need for speed, this is what you should be looking at buying.” This monster kit earned a 97% and a “Must Have Best Performance” award. Overclockers.com took the Vengeance LPX 2800MHz kit for a spin and came to a similar conclusion that TweakTown did: “Corsair will most definitely meet the demands of the enthusiast user with the Vengeance LPX DDR4-2800 kit. It looks great, overclocks nicely, and performs terrific.” It earned the Overclockers Approved! award. HX1000i 1000W 80 Plus Platinum Power Supply JonnyGURU.com had a look at the HX1000i this week. After running it on their load tester in both room and high temperature tests, they concluded that it has excellent ripple suppression, excellent voltage regulation, easily met Platinum efficiency and excellent build quality. It earned 9.6 out of 10 and a "Recommended" award. TechPowerUp also reviewed the HX1000i. "The HX1000i performed pretty well overall, achieving very high efficiency levels with, especially, normal loads. Ripple suppression was also very good and output noise was minimal, not only for a PSU of this capacity, but also in comparison to smaller units." It earned 9.3 out of 10 and a "Highly Recommended" award. AX1500i 1500W 80 Plus Titanium Power Supply Anandtech reviewed the AX1500i power supply. “[Corsair] succeed on breaking almost every performance record we can come up with for a consumer-grade PSU.” Flash Voyager GTX Over in Germany, Tom's Hardware gave Corsair's Voyager GTX a look over. The GTX employs SSD technology in a USB sized device. Against three other USB drives, including a Corsair drive and another drive that also uses SSD technology, the Voyager GTX came out on top. Graphite Series 380T Mini-ITX Enclosure Benchmark Reviews had a look at the Graphite 380T chassis. "The Graphite series from Corsair continues on with its performance legacy by introducing the 380T, a mini-ITX case that can certainly handle a great amount of hardware while still maintaining portability as an option."... "If you want to build a super portable, high end system that resembles nothing you have ever seen before look no further than the Corsair Graphite 380T." It scored a 9 out of 10. [H]ard|OCP also checked out the 380T. "The clever design, generous amount of room and removable side panels of the Corsair Graphite Series 380T make working in and around this chassis a pleasure. The support for AIO liquid cooled systems, full size graphics cards and 150mm air coolers gives gamers and mini-ITX enthusiast a foundation to build an awesome LAN rig or Steam Machine." The Graphite 380T walked away with a "Silver Award." Carbide Series SPEC-02 Enclosure Overclocking Made in France reviewed the Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 where it scored 4 out of 5. Force LX Series Solid State Drives PC Persepctive reviewed the Force LX 256GB and 512GB SSD drives. "The Corsair Force LX is a solid performer thanks to its Micron 20nm synchronous flash and Silicon Motion controller. We were happy to see this performance available in costs/GB lower than competing units. While more limited on write speeds, the smaller 256GB capacity showed some advantages over the larger models in pure random read workloads at specific queue depths. The Corsair Force LX is a worthy addition to the list of SSDs folks look for, especially those shopping based on good performers at a relatively low cost per gigabyte." The drive earned PC Perspective's "Silver Award.”
  7. If you were at PAX, then you already know we had a couple of incredibly beefy gaming systems with tri-monitor surround configurations set up there. Of course, if you weren’t, then the systems we had built up for head-to-head gaming might surprise you a little…especially since we couldn’t even announce what was running in them until August 29th. But that time has passed, and now we can show you our PAX Graphite 780T red and blue configurations. We knew in advance that Intel would be using PAX Prime as their opportunity to launch their new high end desktop platform, complete with Haswell-E processors, X99 chipset, and DDR4 support. It would have been frankly embarrassing if we showed up with anything less. That’s why we got these two bad boys ready to go. These two systems were almost identically configured with the components listed below: Processor Intel® Core i7 5960X Motherboard Asus® X99-DELUXE GPU 2x EVGA® GeForce GTX 780 ACX Superclocked Case Corsair Graphite Series 780T White PSU Corsair HX1000i Power Supply (Blue); Corsair AX1500i Power Supply (Red) Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX Black DDR4 2800MHz (4x4GB) Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB Cooling Corsair Hydro Series H105 Additionally, we used red and blue sleeved cables along with red and blue SP120 and SP140 LED fans to contrast the systems against each other. You can see glamour shots of the two systems below. With eight fast cores, sixteen gigabytes of new DDR4 memory, and dual GeForce GTX 780s in SLI in each system, let’s just say we didn’t have much trouble running our games at the required 5760x1080 resolution that the trio of monitors plugged into each system called for. Here the blue/white system is in action at PAX Prime and barely breaking a sweat.
  8. This week we have three reviews of our flagship AX1500i power supply from across the Atlantic along with a review of the more modest CS450M semi-modular power supply and a happy reminder from Tom's Hardware of just who makes the best memory on the market. gamezoom.net's (German) Christoph Miklos calls our AX1500i "THE power PSU" with the only drawback really being the price tag. They gave it a 10! 59 Hardware (French) had great things to say about it, too, remarking on the 80 Plus Titanium efficiency, clean and robust power, and overall quality. It received awards from them for its silence, performance, and ultimately their recommendation. Rounding out our international reviews of the AX1500i, CowCotLand could only find fault with the price; efficiency, performance, quality, and the 7-year warranty all made our biggest and greatest a winner in their eyes. As a counterpoint to our massive AX1200i is the more mainstream friendly CS450M semi-modular power supply. Hartware.net (German) thought the 80 Plus Gold performance and overall quality of the unit were a fantastic value and awarded it their Editor's Choice. Finally, taking things back home, Tom's Hardware reviewed our top of the line 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3-2800 Vengeance Pro kit. "The best memory kit in today’s round-up must necessarily be the one that runs at the highest data rates and/or supports the tightest timings. In other words, Corsair's Vengeance Pro DDR3-2800 is the only 32 GB memory kit elite enough to win our Tom's Hardware Elite honor."
  9. There’s a curious split in the market: people are going bigger or smaller. Far be it for me to suggest people shouldn’t buy full ATX cases or larger; these cases provide ample space for multi-GPU configurations and the increased case volume can improve cooling. Likewise, half the fun of a mini-ITX build is seeing how much power you can cram into an enclosed space, something we experimented with when we did our “God Lives Underwater” build in the Obsidian Series 250D. The funny thing is that Micro-ATX is, at least in my opinion, really the sweet spot form factor. Four expansion slots (enough for two graphics cards), four DIMM slots, and typically just as fully featured as the bigger ATX boards. Our Obsidian Series 350D may be a bit bigger than most Micro-ATX enclosures, but it’s as fully-featured as they come, even including a fifth expansion slot specifically for multi-GPU configurations. And as it turns out, you can fit a ridiculous amount of power in it. To prove it, and to give our shiny new AX1500i 1500-watt power supply a good workout, we built arguably a pretty ridiculous system in the 350D. What may surprise you more than anything is that it works and works very well for a machine that has to dissipate up to 1.5kW of heat from a fairly small enclosure. As a last hurrah to the X79 platform before Haswell-E and X99 descend upon us later this year, we used the ASUS Rampage IV Gene as the basis of our system and then plugged in an Intel Core i7-3930K. The i7-4930K is readily available, but doesn’t enjoy the kind of overclocking headroom (or heat dissipation) of its predecessor. On top of that was 32GB (4x8GB) of DDR3-1866 Vengeance Pro memory, which when combined with Sandy Bridge-E’s quad-channel memory controller offers a staggering 50GB/sec of memory bandwidth to keep our hexacore processor fed. Storage was handled by a 480GB Corsair Neutron GTX SSD, gingerly mounted behind the 5.25” drive cage. Why, you ask? Because we had to remove the 3.5” and 2.5” drive cages to make room for our Hydro Series H105 CPU cooler, installed in the front of the case in a push-pull configuration with Quiet Edition SP120 fans. The 350D only has enough clearance at the top for an H100i or H110; the H105’s radiator is just a little too thick, to say nothing of trying to install push-pull fans as well. Of course, it’s also because we had to make room for two AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics cards. These monsters are rated for 500W apiece, but they can easily exceed that. That’s why it’s important to use a dedicated 8-pin PCIe cable for each power connector on the R9 295X2 instead of the traditional daisy-chained ones. Those cables are fine for any other graphics card, but AMD breaks the PCIe connector spec in a very big way with the R9 295X2, so dedicated cables are needed lest you melt the connectors. The radiators for the Radeons are mounted to the top and rear of the case; the H105 serves as an intake in the front, cooling the CPU before air flows through the two R9 295X2 radiators. This creates a pretty clear and directed air flow path, and the ambient internal temperature of the case itself becomes less relevant. Under load we’re looking at a rated TDP of about 1.2kW, but it’s very easy to exceed that. The CPU is overclocked to 4.4GHz with a commensurate bump in voltage to ~1.35V; 4.5GHz simply wasn’t stable at any voltage. Actual load figures were pushing very close to the AX1500i’s rated capacity, but the system ran surprisingly quietly all things considered, and thermals were perfectly fine. We had to run FurMark for an extended period of time to get the Radeons to start throttling. Seeing results like these makes it hard to fathom a system that the Obsidian Series 350D wouldn’t be able to handle with aplomb. If you want a mid-tower-sized system with full tower performance, this certainly seems to be the way to go.
  10. NVIDIA recently launched their GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 based on their new Maxwell microarchitecture, and the release has garnered a surprising amount of attention. Normally cards in this price and performance bracket are unexciting workhorses; they’re the mainstream budget cards that people buy because they either can’t afford or simply aren’t interested in the more monstrous cards north of the $200 line. What caught everyone’s attention wasn’t how fast the card was so much as its performance per watt. NVIDIA’s Maxwell effectively doubled performance per watt against Kepler, and it thoroughly trounces AMD’s GCN architecture. It does this all without the benefit of smaller process technology (an advantage Intel aggressively leverages over AMD), no mean feat. With the GM107 chip that powers the GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750, NVIDIA has essentially produced the Pentium M of GPUs: architected to maximize performance per watt but within an envelope. Of course, in a way, NVIDIA is playing catch up. Intel has been aggressively pursuing increased efficiency and reduced power consumption with their processors for a long time, having suffered from plenty of egg on their faces for almost the entire Pentium 4 and Pentium D families. Haswell is arguably a bust from a performance standpoint, requiring as much power or more for the same performance you could get from Ivy Bridge and trading some power consumption for its increased instructions per clock. Yet the integration of voltage regulation circuitry onto the die, aggressive use of smaller manufacturing processes for the chipset, and even system-on-chip versions for mobile and all-in-ones tell a different story. Haswell’s load consumption is up, but its idle consumption can be as much as ten watts lower. Intel architects their chips to spend as much time idle as possible; the less time the chip spends actively working, the more time it spends idle and sipping power. It works out as a net gain. AMD’s Kaveri architecture is another move in this direction. Their GCN graphics core architecture is arguably more efficient than their VLIW4 and VLIW5 architectures of yesteryear, and Kaveri itself was architected to reduce power consumption over Trinity and Richland while offering similar or better performance on both the CPU and GPU sides. A minor process transition from 32nm to 28nm completes the package. Many of these changes are driven by the mobile sector. Originally we were looking at trying to get better performance in notebooks, but now it’s even trying to architect hardware for tablets and smartphones; NVIDIA’s Maxwell was designed essentially to be ported to a smartphone SoC. Still, better performance per watt helps us all. The benefit of the desktop PC is physics: power consumption and your thermal ceiling are far less constricted than they are in notebooks or tablets. Increased efficiency allows us to make powerful, silent machines for the living room or go the opposite direction and maximize performance in our full towers. The run for efficiency hasn’t really stopped there. Low voltage DDR3L has supplanted conventional DDR3 in notebooks and ultrabooks, and power supplies are only getting more and more efficient. Our upcoming AX1500i is 80 Plus Titanium compliant, meaning that at most loads it never drops below 90% efficiency; even a lot of our entry level is pushing 80 Plus Gold now. The AX1500i may be specced to a mighty 1500W, but with how efficient hardware is becoming, that 1500W can be better utilized to power a staggering amount of performance. If you think about it, this is really the only direction we can go. There was a period of time when brute force was a perfectly reasonable way to improve performance: increase power consumption, increase performance, call it a day. Or just throw more and more resources on to a chip, power consumption be damned. At some point, though, you’re just going to smash headfirst into a thermal/power wall like Intel’s Netburst architecture did, and that’s pretty much where we’re at. Designs need to be scalable in multiple directions; that’s what necessitates designs like Maxwell, Haswell, and Kaveri, and that’s what makes chips like NVIDIA’s old GF100 absolutely horrendous for use anywhere outside of the desktop (see the GeForce GTX 480M.) GK110 (GeForce GTX 780, 780 Ti, Titan, and Titan Black) at least has the high performance computing market to fall back on, but GK104 continues to do the heavy lifting for NVIDIA in mobile. Performance per watt is fast becoming the most important metric we’re judging hardware by, and it’s evident there are still big gains to be made in this department on the GPU side, at least if NVIDIA’s Maxwell is any indication. The positive reception to the GeForce GTX 750 Ti is proof enough of that. Anyone who ignores it, be they as insignificant as a single builder or as massive as a semiconductor company, does so at their own peril.
  11. Typically, breaking overclocking world records requires using two power supplies because, quite frankly, once you start seriously overclocking hardware, your power requirements increase exponentially. Our very own Ronaldo Buassali, and his partner in crimes against stock speeds Jacson Schenckel, traded in their two Corsair AX1200i's for a single AX1500i and used it to power the following hardware: Motherboard: ASUS Rampage 4 Black Edition Processor: Intel Core i7-4930K running at 6,068 MHz RAM: Corsair Dominator 16 GB Platinum clocked at 2,666 MHz Video Card: 2 x ASUS GTX 780Ti DCUII (heavily modded) Storage: Corsair Neutron GTX 480GB SSD Using liquid nitrogen to cool the CPU and both graphics cards, the guys were able to get the highest score on 3DMark 11 for dual GPUs, with a score of 33626 marks, and second place in 3DMark Vantage (first place amongst those using 780Ti graphics cards) with a score of 88747 marks. The numbers don't lie.. and you have to love the "better than 99% of all results" remark. These are screenshots showing the broken world records on HWBot's website. Click for larger images. The Core i7 4930K typically runs at 3.4 GHz, but with the help of some very skillful use of liquid nitrogen, the CPU was able to run at 6068 MHz. The stock clock speeds of the Asus GTX 780Ti is 836 MHz for the GPU core and 1502 MHz for the memory. With Ronaldo's modifications and the liquid nitrogen cooling, the cards were running at a blazing 1730 MHz on the GPU core and 1960 MHz on the RAM. Here's a close up of Ronaldo's handywork on the two Asus GTX 780Ti cards. This activity frequently pulled more than 1570W AC from the wall, but with the Corsair AX1500i doing the AC to DC duties, this was a relative walk in the park. So kick back and relax to the musical stylings of Iron Maiden as we watch this record getting broken in real time: Everyone at Corsair wants to congratulate Ronaldo and Jacson and, needless to say, we're very happy with these results. And the fact that this world record was accomplished with one of Corsair's newest power supplies, the digital AX1500i 80 Plus Titanium 1500W power supply, is just icing on this liquid nitrogen cooled cake!
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