View Full Version : Will USB power robbing joysticks prevent a cpu from kicking into overclocked?
09-21-2010, 05:26 PM
Will USB power robbing joysticks prevent a cpu from kicking into overclocked? I normaly run my 2.6 Duo at 3.5 but got a new video card recently and all last night when trying to start my computer it would start to boot, the shut its self off and reboot under normal bios limits. I noticed this morning this was the first time I had all my Saitek throttles and yoke pluged in and as soon as I unplugged it and started my computer, whamo, it started up in overclocked status. Is it safe to asume that my periphials draw enough power that the system can't put the CPU?
You could safely assume that. But the problem is deeper than USB gear.
The new video card is probably what is dragging your PSU down. You were probably near the capacity of your PSU, and adding a more powerful video card took you over the edge. Unpluggiing your USB gear is one option but not a very good one beyond not having access to the equipment - your system is probably right at the limit with the new card and an overclock, not good for long term heavy use.
If you were to list which model power supply you have and the wattage along with your new video card model/specs, motherboard model and CPU installed we could be more precise.
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