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The 'Hiper-Explosive' Club

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Joe42, 18 Feb 2007.

  1. Uriel

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 7,652

    I have a Hiper Type R 480w (not modular) in the 2nd PC. Been running for years in my main rig and only moved it across recently. I reckon I've had it a little over 3 years. No smoke signals yet.

    It does seem to be rather warm, certainly a lot more so than the corsair in my current PC. May even be getting hotter than it used to.
     
  2. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 18,958

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    At least i am not the only one to have lost a motherboard to one anymore.
     
  3. Marky

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Apr 2007

    Posts: 23,407

    Location: UK

    580 modular here stopped working - Checked inside - no components look like they've exploded etc.
    Just another failed Hiper Modular :p
     
  4. jmc777

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,334

    Location: Falkirk

    I had a 580w Type-R modular go ****-up back in 2006. I got a replacement from Hiper but have never used it.
     
  5. Azza

    Caporegime

    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

    Posts: 35,762

    Location: Birmingham

    Just so you know mine was faulty. Dont think ill buy a Hiper PSU ever again.
     
  6. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    Ohh mine went after about 14months. Took out my usb ports :(.
    580w Type-R modular
     
  7. wannabedamned

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Mar 2004

    Posts: 14,087

    Location: Between Realities

    I'm gonna add into this. I never noticed it first time round

    1 x Hiper Type-R 580w modular here, died taking my Nvidia 6800LE along with it.
     
  8. UFX

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Mar 2004

    Posts: 704

    18 months old Hiper Type R 580w failed to work the day After I sold the Rig.

    Sold the complete rig cheap to a mate for it to fail as soon as it was plugged in, Felt obligated to replace the PSU even though it meant I basically gave it away:( Rig occasionally doesn't boot first time know either.

    At the time the Hiper was supposed to be a known for quality & at £90 I'd have expected it to outlast some of the cheap oem's I still have lying about.
     
  9. GRiDlock

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 217

    Location: Northamptonshire

    Hiper Type R - 480W (non modular) - Mfr Nov 04. Bought it second hand and it was running my gaming rig perfectly for about 18 months. Switched on today and the PSU starts (internal fan is spinning fine) but not getting anything to the mainboard. Get an initial spin of the case fans when switching on from cold, but otherwise is a dead duck. No smells or bangs from mine, but it's going in the bin after reading this.

    I bought a Hiper 630W Type M (85% efficient) for my other rig and that seems okay so far, but now i'm getting concerned - Are these lastling better than the Type R's ?
     
  10. willhub

    Capodecina

    Joined: 3 Jan 2006

    Posts: 23,617

    Location: MediaCityUK

    18 months? You where ripped off I even bought mine from PC World way over 20 months ago and it was around 60-70 quid.
     
  11. DevilsAdvocate

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jul 2006

    Posts: 756

    Location: West Midlands

    Been using a 580W Type-R for about 2 years now! Never had a problem :D *fingers crossed*
     
  12. Barrybear

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Mar 2006

    Posts: 659

    Location: Norfolk

    Lol
    my 580 type-r is dead had it since october06 - april08
    Luckly nothing died in pc apart from the psu, when it went had a nice light show though all my lights kept flashing on and off. not sure if its the psu fault but now my mobo is being annoying but i think that is a coincidence.
     
  13. Super_Sonic

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 4 May 2008

    Posts: 118

    Must have used well over 30 Hiper PSU's in customer rigs over the last couple of years, not had a single problem with any of them!! Guess I'm just really lucky!
     
  14. psycodelicmonti

    Associate

    Joined: 7 Feb 2008

    Posts: 25

    I had a Hiper 580 Modular an it died. Used to just have a really high pitch whistle when you turned it on... But nothing else. Didnt kill anything though, which was nice.
     
  15. DevilsAdvocate

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jul 2006

    Posts: 756

    Location: West Midlands

    Think i jynxed myself! Got home tonight and my PSU is whining like a good 'un! :eek:
     
  16. lego

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Apr 2004

    Posts: 5,608

    Location: Pontypridd

    RMA'ing my 580 tomorrow, lots of smoke and then burning smells, will report back tomorrow.

    ps after 2 years with no problems!!!
     
  17. Goldfingers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jan 2008

    Posts: 1,249

    My Hiper 580w type R failed last year, Rma turn around was really quick though.
     
  18. Hungryjoey

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2007

    Posts: 198

    Location: Dublin, Ireland

    I've just shipped my hiper 580 over to the UK to be RMA'd, It's cost me quite a bit to ship it from Ireland to the UK ( They are heavy PSU's :eek: )

    Does anybody know if they (hiper) should cover these costs? surely they should! ?
     
  19. MarcLister

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 18,952

    Location: LU7

    Don't think they will. I asked them and they said they wouldn't. :(
     
  20. Hungryjoey

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2007

    Posts: 198

    Location: Dublin, Ireland

    Well that is pants, especially as it is not MY fault the PSU is faulty. They cover it under warranty to be replaced but I have to pay a leg and an arm to get it to them?