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Fan on power supply constantly running?

Q: Fan on power supply constantly running?

the fan on my power supply for my desktop is constantly running. I took it to the geek squad before and they replaced it. when i brought it home and hooked it up the fan constantly runs on the power supply. does that mean they stuck the wrong one in. or is the one they claim to have stuck in bad. oh and the only reason i went to the geek squad was my pc was under warranty.

A: Fan on power supply constantly running?

Your kidding aren't you ? It's supposed to be to draw out the heat.
Be worried when it doesn't,be happy it is.
Just get at least a 500.

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Hi there!
I just reverted back to Windows 7 after Windows 10 was sneakily loaded onto my system as a "recommended update" (not cool, BTW, Microsoft). I have an older system, and I know after scanning my Dell on the Drivers site, it was not recommended to keep Windows 10.
Well, now my power fan constantly runs. I've disabled/uninstalled/removed EVERYTHING I can find that's not essential to the system. My CPU usage is a low 4% or LESS at all times, yet the fan runs like mad. It's running right now ... and I'm only using Firefox. <sigh>
Any and all advice would be helpful. Note: I'm not a HUGELY computer-literate person. I know how to disconnect the wires, open the back, blow out all the dust. That's about it. Removing components is not an option. I'm just wondering if there's any "hidden" *** that might have been tinkered with due to the (imo, ILLEGAL) installation of Windows 10 and the subsequent downgrading to Windows 7 (which was great!).
Also, I run/ran some pretty CPU-heavy programs (WoW, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls), and the fan NEVER ran the way it does now. I feel like that's saying something.
Many thanks!MissSea :)

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The fan on the power supply for our cpu constantly runs. We opened the cpu, cleaned all fans and areas removing dust, but the power supply fan continues to run constantly even when not in use.

A:Solved: Power supply in cpu constantly runs

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The fan on my power supply (atrix 650T) doesnt run.
can it be fixed or do i need a new PSU?

A:Power supply fan not running

If it never actually works, well it may be something to take in mind, however if it worksfrom time to time, it may be a feature on the PSU to stop the fan when its not needed. Tried to get some info of your PSU but didnt got a thing.

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So when I run starcraft 2 my wireless lags my game.

This started happening after I installed my 5770.

I have 450w power supply and used to have a 7900GS graphics card.

Also could running starcraft 2 be using all my bandwidth?

A:Could running starcraft 2 use more power supply

Well, I'm not sure why the P/S would affect wireless speed, but I suspect that new graphics board is taxing your 450W power supply.

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Hi, I have an old PC/AT computer that I have kept around thinking I would pull some data off it someday and that day is here. I managed to find all the cords and plugs (although the ps2/AT keyboard adapter doesn't work, hope Radio Shack has one). When I powered it up, everything seemed normal, only message was that the keyboard was missing which I expected. However, the big box/fan in the top rear of the case wasn't moving. I took the case off, swabbed the fan blades with alcohol, and even tried a little WD-40. Still no fan. I can turn it with force but it won't move at all on its own. Since I only want to retrieve some data, which I don't think will take too long, is it safe to run the computer with no fan in the power supply? What if I leave the case off, or use an external fan to cool the power supply? Obviously this computer is on its last legs and I don't want to invest any time or energy in repairing it. Would it be better just to pay someone to remove the hard drive and try installing that in another computer? Not sure the AT compatible drive could be installed in anything anymore. Appreciate any advice or suggestions! Thanks, Nancy

A:Power supply fan not running - can I use briefly anyway?

Hi Nancy,

yes just use a house fan on it, whilst you are backing up your documents.

Do not leave it alone, and continuously check the computer for too much heat (ie Hot to touch)

I suspect all will be OK
But have the wall power switch (not computer switch) easily accessible (in case you need to turn it off in a hurry (which I doubt)


On second thought, it can be dangerous (ie curtains so forth)
Maybe remove the internal Hard Drive, and get someone to back it up for you

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hello guys....

Yesterday i installed the latest directx setup for win xp from microsoft website.After installing direct X i noticed that each time i play a game like cs 1.6 or nfs mostwanted (any else) my systems power supply fan start running too fast so that any one aroud can hear it...and when i quit the game the speed of power supply fan come to normal again...and one more thing this problem occured before but when i installed the direct x version which came with my motherboard drivers cd the problem was solved but now as i have installed a more latest direct x version i cannot rollback to the older direct x.So is there any sloution for this problem.Since the problem started i m not playing any gamed because my system's temperature increases a lot due to is my system configuration...

Intel p4 processor 3.0 ghz
Intel d945gccr motherboard
512 DDR2 RAM 667 [BUS SPEED]
And a 250 watts power supply....

A:Power supply fan running too fast

You have upgraded your video and audio DirectX software and it is now making your poor little 250 watt psu sweat bullets to run better software - maybe!

You should check that your internal components are dust free, that your vents are clean, and that your fans are all running.

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Could there be some spyware or malware???

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:17:04, on 15.07.2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

Running processes:
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\Programfiler\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admtray.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
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Hello and good morning to you all. I have been running my computer on a antec 5oow psu for a while now but since about two weeks ago it had been shutting down randomly. After many days trying to determine what was at fault I discovered that my psu had taken a turn for the worse and was just cutting it dead several times a day. So what I have done is reverted back to the original psu which came with the computer when I bought it, which is only three months old. So what's the problem I hear you ask. Well the problem is this, right now (touch wood) I do not have one, but I am running a 9600gt on 250 watts and the manufacturer states it must be at least 450w. I have been running it for three days now and have noticed no drawbacks at all. My idle temp is 49c and my full temp is 70-2. I do plan on getting a new one but do you think I will suffer any adverse effects. In all honesty I did not think it would even power it up but like I say it has actually quite flawless in it's approach to gaming. Any feed back would be welcome. Thanks.

A:Running a 9600gt on 250w power supply.

I think the whole massive power supply thing is just another way for psu builders to sell you a high spec PSU you don't need.

If you go to an online power needs calculator, you'll probably be surprised about how little your system is actually using. Of course a little leeway is always a good idea. I run my 9600gt on a 400w supply with absolutely no issues.

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We are having a problem with the battery on one of our laptops. When left for an hour or so the laptop shuts down as the battery runs out of power. We have fitted a new battery but still only get about 1.5 hours.
In addition the fan is running constantly. I have looked at the PC Healthcheck software which shows as follows:
*Electric Power*
Remaining charge 14%
System power consumption 40%
Battery Health good
*Temperature and Fan*
CPU temperature 67%
Internal system temperature 56%
Fan speed 88%

I would appreciate any suggestions.

A:Tecra M11-130 battery not holding power and fan running constantly


Do you have any apps or services hogging the CPU?

Maybe there is something in Task Manager using 90%+ CPU. If not, maybe there is dust buildup in the heatsink or some other cooling problem.

If you turn on eco mode, does that extend the battery to 2+ hours?

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Greetings... It may have been a mistake in the first place but I bid and received from an e-bay auction a clone pentium II slot 1 motherboard with a (unknown manufacturer right now) that is "supposed" to fit in an ATX Gateway pentium I case... It does seem to fit but now I have two conncerns. My first concern is that the "FAN", which is attached to the power supply and faces the CPU, starts to run as soon as I plug in the 110 outlet cord to the back of the computer.... the power supply cord is attached to the motherboard but no wires are attached to the front panel connectors. This shouldn't be happening should it? Beyond that there are two rows of pins on the new front panel opposed to one long row on the old motherboard panel which is throwing me off but my first immediate concern is that the fan is running when I'd think it shouldn't be. Any ideas from anyone would certainly be appreciated. Sincerely, R. Smith

A:ATX power supply fan running with no panel connecters attached...

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Two questions that i'd love if you could answer :

1) Will running my PC on High perfomance Power have a chance on burning my power supply easier?
2) Will my bills be bigger if i was to run it in High performance?

Right now ive checked Speedfan and it says my CPU & Core are @ 62 - 65C Is that really bad? if so what can i do? Thanks alot!

A:Can running your computer on high performance burn your Power Supply?

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Need help with this one. I shut down a computer one night, and the next day I noticed the hard drive light flashing. After examining it I could not turn it off holding the power button in, and it would not boot. Also noticed that the power supply is running. Held button in, and unplugged it, and plug it back in and can boot, but when I shut down, the same thing happens. Have not seen this one before., anyone have any ideas. Not my main computer, just one I set up for my grandkids.

A:Computer Shut Down Hard Drive And Power Supply Still Running

Most likely dying power supply.

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Hey, i'm building a computer but i haven't realized that the power supply i need is an atx 2.0. What power supply should i get??

I was orignally looking at the Ultra X-connect but it doesn't support atx 2.0 Damn.

A:power supply atx 2.0 any suggestions as to a power supply?

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Toshiba Satellite L305-5955, Ive taken apart and replaced power jack. Not directly soldered to motherboard. While still apart, and battery out/in, connected power supply and still absolutely no response. Power supply is NOT original, and slightly different specs, i.e original 19v..6.3A

current 19v..3.1A

A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?

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I picked up this Alienware 5700 off ebay to hopefully refurbish for my son but I'm new at this and still learning and so this thing has me baffled. The laptop is in pristine condition but shows no signs of life. When I plug in the power supply the green light on the power supply goes from solid green to blinking rapidly to the point you can barely see it. To me that would mean a short somewhere right ? If so where ? Has anyone else ever had experience with something like this ? I just don't want to go buying a new battery for a laptop that maybe fried already. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:No power, no lights but green light on power supply blinks rapidly

Remove the laptops battery and try the AC power only. If the green light does the same, it still could only be a bad AC adapter, or at worst, a shorted laptop motherboard

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Ever since i got this new motherboard and CPU ive been having a bit of a nightmare with it.

Gigabyte ga-ma790fx-ds5 -Latest Bios
AMD Phenom Black Edition 9850,
4 gigs PC 6400 ram (Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400
ATI Radeon 4870

The problem is that the motherboard will NOT power up at all with the 2 of the latest power supplies (600 watt+) i have.

It wont work at all with; (Nothing happens its just dead)
Arctic 600 watt Jeantech PSU (brand new and working)
Corsair 620 watt HX PSU (working)

It only seems to work with my Jeantech 450 Watt PSU and i cant for the life of me figure out why. Ive tried everything to get the board to work with the new PSU's. I had thought that the PSUs i got were dodgy but after testing out one in an older PC it worked fine.

Ive removed all parts and tried powering up and i cant get it to boot up. But the PC seems to work fine with the oldish 450 watt PSU which i find just unbelievable.

Can anyone help with this nightmare? Now on the Gigabyte site the CPU i have isnt listed as supported by this motherboard which is kinda worrying could this be the reason? If so how the old PSU boots up.

I just want to have the fracking thing working with the right PSU.

A:Power Supply Wont Power up - Gigabyte ga-ma790fx & AMD Phenom 9850

if I read the specifications right on your mobo... it implies that it has the 4 pin PCI-e input(power) but it also has the 8pin ATX power conector. (it may be simply removing a cap that is actually right next to the 4 pin connector, thus making it an 8 pin connector (thats how it was on my mobo)

Try using the 8pin power with your new PSU, see if that works.

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A:Dell Laptop Power Supply Fading In and Out--power jack is bad or loose?

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Yesterday in my house,electric fuse was switched to turn on cooker in my kitchen. During this power delivery was stopped for 4-5 second only.
When power back on then pc automatically turns on and just before bios show me :"?Power supply surges detected during the previous power on ASUS anti-surge was triggered to protect system from unstable supply unit.
Press F1 to continue.? And then pc booted fine to Windows.

Is this normal ? Did it damage something? Why i get that message is this normal?

6700K stock
Asus Z170-P
Corsair 750 RM
Gtx 1080
SSD 1x

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1) Given that the voltage of the laptop and airline seat power pretty much match up (12-15V), if the amp draw on the laptop exceeds what the airline power supply can deliver, what will happen? Will it damage the laptop to feed it insufficient current? Will it shut down the laptop altogether? Merely dim the screen?

2) If I remove the laptop battery, which requires power to charge it, how much will that reduce the power need of the laptop? I'm not sure how to work the math, but the spec sheet states the battery supplies 4400mAh at 8A output. Does it require the same to charge it?

3) Most importantly, on my 15 hour transpacific flights, will the DVD player work with that ultrabrite screen at the low airline power supply? A nice feature of the laptop is that you can watch DVDs without powering up the Windows operating system (it has a small linux OS for the DVD player). Granted, the DVD drive and screen are prob... Read more

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It's been a while since I built a system from scratch and have a... errr... simple question

gfx: Sapphire HD3850 512MB Ultimate (passive)

MB: MSI P35 Neo2 FIR

PSU: Seasonic M12II 500W

The motherboard has a power connector for the graphic card next to the slot.

Is there any reason I should connect the power for the card to the power connector on the board instead of directly to the power supply?

A:Graphic card power to power supply or connector on motherboard?

First time I have ever seen that feature. I like it. I'm thinking that is a neat/easy way to partially eliminate cable clutter from the PSU. Give it a shot, you can always revert to PSU cable if you wish.

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Hi, I just bought an HP pavilion e9300 a few week ago. And I am going to upgrade the power supply so that I can get a new graphic card--ATI 4870 which requires at least 500 watt power supply. My current computer is shipped with a 350 watt power supply. I will probably get a 650 watt considering the 70% effeciency of power supply.
However, when I talked to an HP technician, he insisted that I could go for a power supply with no more 450 watt. Because the system I just got has a motherboard which has a max power limit 450 watt. He said if I go beyond that, the motherboard will burn out.
So what shall I do? I really want to get ATI 4870 work well on my computer.
Thx very much.

A:Does power supply with higher power rating really burn motherboard?

The long answer is "No".
Just be sure of the dimensions of the power supply before you order a replacement, as HP uses some pretty strange sizes sometimes, and you want the new one to fit with room to spare.

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Sorry I don't know the proper terms, but basically the pin inside the jack where the power cord gets plugged into on my laptop was bent so that it's really hard for me to plug in my power cord and have it stay in place. My warranty with best buy has expired, so I need to figure out how to solve this problem on my own. I can't just leave it like this because the cord comes out really easily and I can't continue to work with such a tenuous setup. Anyway, is this just a matter of replacing the entire unit inside my laptop? I know you probably need more information, but I'm not sure what to provide, so please ask any questions. The laptop is a Toshia M-45, about 3-4 years old. Thanks in advance

A:Bent power supply pin - Hard to plug in power cord

umm.. bend it back so it's closer to normal? That's all I can say about it. usually works for me.

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I have a Sony VGC-RB42G computer. I recently moved my computer, cleaned off all the dust, and when I plugged everything back in, it won't power up. The light on the power supply blinks green, inside the motherboard also has a green light that blinks as well. It has a ticking sound too, but I am not sure if it is coming from the power supply or the motherboard. Any idea what could be wrong.

FYI, I have already unplugged everything from the power supply, pulled out the ram, checked the battery, and put everything back together and still no change. One thing I thought was strange was after I unplugged everything, I pulled the power into the power supply again and this time the green light came on but did not blink. It stayed solid.


A:No Power, Blinking green light on power supply and motherboard

Sounds like a Power Supply problem.

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Any ideas guys?

A:Power Flashes when I flip the power supply switch..

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Hi forum and pc gurus,

My problem is specified down to my PSU, at least I think so. (550W Logisys PSU - maybe the quality has something to do with it, I paid $19 for it from NEW EGG). I have A Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard, a Intel Core 2 DUO Conroe 2.13GHz processor with heatsink and Fan, Sapphire ATI X1950 Pro, 2 GIGS of WINTEC DDR2 PC 6400 (800) RAM, 1 SATA Maxtor 320 GIG HD, 1 2.5 inch SATA 160Gig HD, and two DVD Burner Optical Drives (both IDE).

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I shut down my Pavilion Elite for 1 week while away and now it will not turn on. The power supply light is on, I replaced the CMOS battery and the power switch is ok.

A:Pavilion elite power supply light on, won't power up

As you did not mention any message or display on the screen, I would use this tutorial for a step by step diagnostic.  It also helps to remove the side panel, and visually watch the CPU and rear case fan movement(s).  As you press the power button, pay attention to the fans. Also does the Power Supply LED stay ON? Or did it go OUT when you pressed the power button?  

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A:Dell Power Dimension 2400 power supply

Should be a standard ATX PS.

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Ok, so it's time again for me to pick a new power supply, however, I'm in need of some help determining the appropriate wattage for my hardware setup.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 45nm AM3
GSkill Ripjaw X 16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
Corsair TX750w (I dont think its the V2)
ASUS M5A97 (AM3r2)
***here are the voltages listed on speccy*** (if they are of any use??)
+12V 11.731 V
+5V 4.935 V
CPU CORE 1.284 V
VIN3 1.668 V
VIN4 2.148 V
+3.3V 3.132 V
VIN6 1.092 V
VIN7 1.632 V
VIN8 1.668 V
ASUS ATI Radeon HD 5870 (x2 in Crossfire @ 158w ea)
59GB Patriot Pyro SE SSD

I have terrible luck with random bsod's and power supplies pooping on me, I want to pick one this time that will last me. Also, I have my power running through a Monster Power HT700, I live in a new apartment so the wiring should be ok, I've dusted out all of the components inside the case, double checked my connections, all that jazz. I've got a cooler over my memory, I am still using my stock cpu cooler, but thats changing soon (I get crashes @ idle too) Any help I could recieve I would appreciate, thanks


A:Hardware Power Consumption-Picking a new Power Supply

You have pretty much the same problem as me (getting BSOD's randomly). For me it's bulging capacitors on motherboard. You should take a closer look for capacitors on your motherboard. Dead capacitors look something like that:

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A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

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Hi everybody,

I tried to search on google about this, but it's not really help and it never happen to me before so I post here.

My PC was running normally for a long time, just couple weeks ago I sent my faulty video card (xfx nvidia 8800 ultra) to get warranty service and they sent me back another. The new one works fine, but a week later I tried to turn on my computer and there's no power at all. No lights on, no fan running, just no sign of power. So I check inside if there's any wire from the PSU is unplugged, but everything looks good, nothing seems wrong. I'm sure the power from the wall is good and the power switch on the back is on. So I tried to check the wired again, push the power cable to the mother harder and press the button, it worked. But that doesnt solve the problem, if I put something heavy near the PC or the desk is vibrating a little bit, the power turns off. I press the power button again it would not turn on until I open the case and press the power cable to the motherboard harder, it's on. I then close the side panel, it's off, no power.
This is really annoyed me, I dont know what else to do. What caused this problem? The power supply or the power button? Can somebody help me?

My system specs:
ECS G31T-M mobo, Intel E8400 Duo, 2x2GB RAM
2x2 SATA HD, nVidia 8800 ultra video card
ULTRA's 1000watt PSU

A:Power supply or power button problem?

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My power supply died a few days ago and I have replaced it. My PC will now boot but will not send a signal (turn on) the monitor. Everything on the PC seems to work but it just will not turn on signal to the monitor. I have tried two different monitors with the same result.




A:Power supply died, now monitor will not power on

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I'm currently a computing student so I rely on my computer a lot for my studies and was hoping I could get some quick advice/troubleshooting on here. So here goes :

I've had a problem with my computer recently, it's been working fine for a year or so with no problems, and then one day i tried switching it on and nothing happened. I tried once more and then the power short circuited (I then had to turn the power back on from the mains switch).

The strange thing is, my housemate had exactly the same problem, and after searching for the answer , he was told it was due to a static buildup and the solution was to take out components (graphics card, RAM) e.t.c and put them back in.

I tried this and no luck , I was thinking due to the short circuit, there may be a problem with a fuse in the power supply? other then that I'm completely stumped and would appreciate any help given.

Many Thanks for all help received

A:Computer won't power up (poss. power supply)

Does it happen with any other appliances? as in does using the toaster while using the kettle While your mate is in the Electric shower, telly on, or ironing?

Possibly a static build up, it is possible, Wher are you situated??
What voltage are you on?

What is the make and model of your comp? is it the same as your friends?

is your machine custom built or is it a brand?
Answer a few of them and we will try to narrow it down 4 you..

Mean while if you could get your hands on a spare PSU that would be handy. And remember when dealing with PSU's alway leave them to sischarge for at least 24hrs,
the 3 D'S, Disconect, discharge, dismantle.

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I have a generic MB (P-120 CPU ) which I just switched to a different case and power supply. It has an extra "six pin power type connection" in the middle of the board. Only one supply that I have matchs this and the wires are three green and three black. What is the funtion of this connector, it looks from the wire colors to be some form of switch.

Its a case of not wanting to swap out the power suppy from my other unit unless necessary. I have 4 other supplies and none have the extra wire, which is listed as P10.

Many thanks in advance.

A:extra power leads on power supply?

Sounds like typical extra +5V lead and can be used for any number of things...(riser cards,backplanes,to drive extra slots, etc.)
Without knowing the specs. on your motherboard this question is impossible to answer...Post Mobo identification (make/model) or obtain FCC ID and post that. Perhaps we can find a more definitive answer for you...BOL

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Hey, got quite a problem with my laptop.. It's a Medion Erazer X7813, worked well for ~2 years.
I was doing a graphics card benchmark yesterday and it stopped in the middle of it(monitored temperature, it was at ~80 degrees Celsius when it turned off). No bluescreen or anything just off and I couldnt restart after that(no fans nothing). I thought it might be the power supply, so I tested it, but it was doing 19v when not plugged in, but when I plugged it in and unplugged it again it was at 1v. When testing I unintentionally shorted the power supply and it showed 1v after that just as it did after plugging it in, is it shorting inside the laptop? Could it be the battery or something more serious like the MB? Any ideas are welcome!

A:Laptop gets no power, power supply seems to be working

The charging circuits on the laptop motherboard may be shorted...

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Ok so lately I have been getting a BSOD at very random times and it looks like a Diver Power State failure. SO all of my friends and every website I go to makes it seem like I need to get a PSU. Right now I have a Quad Core and a 8800GT and 375W PSU. So my friend told me to get a new 700W PSU.

So, if the only fix is to get a new PSU? I tried to rollback my GPU driver but it didn't help.

So any ideas?

A:Driver Power Failure = New Power Supply?

You're greatly risking the health of your whole computer while running with such underpowered power supply. Do yourself a favour and get a quality PSU. That's the cheapest one that is enough and of good quality that I could find with a quickish search.

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was watching dvd and pc cut out completely... high pitch beeping comming from my power supply on hp 110 desktop... when i unplug from tower beeping stops .. plug it back in and it resumes.  No power, no flashing leds ... just constant beeping... no pattern ... just beeps continuously.

A:constant beep from power supply... no power to pc at all.

let me be clear.... beeping not coming from tower.... it comes from the plug in power supply... the square box part of it.

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Finally broke down and started building a new system -
I'm too old to game, this all started out as a home video

Anyway - gathered all my components, now I'm working
to assemble them.

The case came with an Okia Model 500-ATX power supply.
But no wiring schematic.

I'm trying to identify the power supply fan plug - what seems
to be it doesn't at all match the connector on the board.
And I've got that positively identified by the board manual.

The board has a small male 3 pin connection. The only thing I
can find that might be the fan connector coming from the
supply is a small 4 pin plug at the end of 1 of the strings of
drive power harnesses. Nothing tucked up behind the
supply case or anything.

Is that likely to be it? Or would that be for a floppy or something?

I tried to Google for a wiring schematic, but could find nothing.
In fact, nothing much at all on this brand of supply - just
a couple places that sell them. Please don't tell me I got
an el cheapo that isn't worth having!

At the risk of getting ahead of myself, in case I need to adapt
something like that to the different style male connector on the
board, in this case or something else I may find as i progress,
is there some type of source for adapters, or what would I do?

Bear with me, this probly won't be the last question I'll dream up -
just getting started.

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A:New power supply, no schematic, looking for power fan plug.

There are basically two voltages available to you: 5V and 12V. Doesn't really matter where you get it from - some pin on the mobo or some wire from the PSU.

From the PSU the yellow wires are 12V and red ones 5V, black is ground. The fan voltages should be written on the fan itself, the black fan wire is ground, red may be 12V or 5V depending on the fan voltage.

Fan headers on the motherboard should be labelled so, check with a voltmeter what pin gives out what.

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My first post...

I received my new DVD DL +/-RW drive today and eagerly installed it. I of course unplugged my computer's power supply while doing it. After plugging the power back in, the green LED on the back of the CPU started blinking (never noticed this before), and when I hit the power button, NOTHING happen. No fan turns, no lights, nothing. When I unplug the power supply, the green LED blinking gets slower and slower, and after about 15 minutes it totally stops. I plug the power suppply back in and it starts blinking all over again and still the power won't turn on.

All I did was replace a CD-ROM drive with a DVD Multi drive. I didn't mess with anything else, so there should be no power supply shortage or problem. Any thoughts as to what could be happening?

By the way, I have a 2 year old Compaq computer with 2.0 ghz Athlon 64, 1 gig RAM, no problems thus far.

A:Computer won't power up after disconnecting power supply

While installing the new optical drive, you might have inadvertently loosened one or more connectors. Recheck all data and power cables to make sure they are tight, including all those to the motherboard.

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Hi !! All,

Happy New Year to all members and technical assistants.

I have a little issue in which I require some help and guidance.
I have a PIII 900MHZ 256 MB memory with a ASUS MB-

Recently it died on me and assumed that the reason I could not get to power
it up is due to my power supply. I went out and spent the money and bought a brand new power supply from a computer retailor. I saw him remove it from a brand new case.
I installed the power supply , trying to power it up, I can see the fan rotate a little bit but not enough to power on. Changed socket and it power on.
It booted up but after 30 sec, it shut itself off and now I cannot power it back on until 15 min. later when I went and change power socket once more.
This time, the power did not stay up very long. As soon it powered up, no more than 1 min later while it was loading windows Xp, it shut itself off nad now again can't power it back on. I have a power extention and power bar in which I used and both shuts the computer off. Anything else plugged to it doesn't seem to do any affect. This is the second new power supply I'm trying.
What else can it be ? I have not tried to place the computer in a different room on a different plug yet. I will try that tonight but in the meantime, what else can I try ?

Thanks for your help and listening.

Cheers !!


A:Pc wont power on after power supply replaced

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Hello, everyone - I have just assembled a new build. It will not power up. I need a suggestion to figure out if the problem is the case or the motherboard.

This is a mini-itx build. The case is Linkworld LC820-01B. This case comes with a 12 volt 65 watt external, laptop-style power supply that plugs into the rear of the case just like a laptop power supply plugs into a laptop - a barrel connector. Inside, this power connection connects to a power supply component that is not like a regular ATX power supply, but is on a printed-circuit board mounted on the case. This has several capacitors and other stuff. From that comes the 20-pin and 4-pin power supply lines for the motherboard.

I assume the 12-volt power supply for this external power supply unit is right, since it came with the case. It was 65 watt.

The processor is an IBM 1155 3220t, with TDP of 35 watts. Lower-powered CPUs can be put in a small 1155, so I assumed the power supply might be under-powered. I ordered a 90-watt 12 volt power supply with the right size barrel - and same polarity (pos inside).

The MB is an ASRock H61MV-ITX. It is 1155, mini-itx form factor.

Still, same problem.

Everything is connected correctly.

When I press the power-on button, an external CD drive I have plugged-in spins up for a while. But no power light comes on in the front of the case, there are no POST beeps, the fan for the CPU does not spin up. No other signs of life.

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A:New Build no power-up: case's power supply or MB?

Well, I figured out the problem.
I am planning to re-do the older mini-itx system I have; it has gotten riddled with Trojan software for kids downloading games; it basically has been de-commissioned already.

So, I took the pico-psu power supply from that older computer, and hooked it up to the one I am making. Everything went perfectly.

So, I un-did that, removed the MB from case, disconnected the barrel-power connection from the case, unscrewed and removed the power supply that had been mounted in the case, put the pico-psu power supply back in place (I had to drill the hole for the barrel-connection out to be a little bigger since the pico-psu internal/external connection is threaded and held in place by nut with lock washer), and routed wires to be clear of cpu fan, screwed MB to stand-offs, and closed it all up.

now, everything is great. I like this linkworld case, but the power supply is worthless. I may try to get a few dollars back from the ebay vendor, to make me happy with a case that is less than what I should have gotten, but is working for me; I don't want to wait on returns, etc.

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So I hooked my pc up after I took it w/ me to work becuase I though I was going to a lan tonight. But when I came home and plugged it back. I noticed the power supply box light was blinking. And it wont turn on. No power or what so ever. I need help BADLY


A:Power Supply Light Blinking. No Power :(!

Have you opened case to make sure all connections are secure? Something may have come loose while you were transporting it. Give us more info about your computer (e.g. make and model, cpu, ram, name of psu, etc.)

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I have a server that I would like to upgrade to 20 1TB Hitachi HD's. They claim max startup current of 2A. and idling down in the .5A range. The platform will be a 775-series X48 with a 6600 Core Duo. Graphics card is small, does not even require aux power connector. Not needed to just supply the KVM with 1280x1024. No other signficiant sources of 12V drain exist other than the MB/CPU, a slim CD-Drive for installs, a slim floppy, and one additional 30GB SSD startup drive (2W when active).

I am looking at an 850W Corsair. I've heard these are quality supplies and I don't want multiple rails since no one really knows what sort of Voodoo goes on as to how they divide multiple rails up. And I don't want to get into that. I will be using a single-rail +12V PS. I can add a second if I need to but I'd rather not.

Do you think this will be sufficient for handling 20 Hitachi hard drives? "Green" drives are a non-starter since they will drive my Raid 6 controller, and then me, off the deep end with TLER issues. I do have staggered spin-up control of the drives with the controller.

Thanks for any help.

A:Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption

Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption, Pt. 2 - Laptop vs. 3.5"

My second question is this - I have a BTV server that needs to be on at all times during the season to record shows during day and evening.

Suffice it to say that you CANNOT reliably put one of the critters into sleep/hibernate mode and expect it to wake up and reliably record a show. It just won't happen.

Now, this is one case where I can use "Green" 3.5" drives, but I am also considering banking 500GB 7200RPM or even 5400RPM laptop drives. These will all be on a raid controller, but since they will be in pass-thru mode or RAID 0 mode the controller won't freak over TLER like it would with RAID 5/6 and mark the drives bad. The controller also has more than adequate cache to handle a 5400RPM spindle as OTA HDTV generates little more than 2.5MB per second per channel. Even 4 channels at once is 10MB/s and that should not tap the ability of a 3Ware controller with cache on 5400 RPM RAID 0 or even pass-thru drives.

My question is this - 2 500GB laptop drives burn much less startup and idle current than a single 1TB 3.5" drive. Has anyone tried running multiple laptop drives on a RAID controller, and what sort of luck have you had? What sort of sustained throuput can you obtain?

Electricity is a huge factor here, at 12 cents per KWh. I can recover the marginal cost of 2 500GB laptop drives vs. 1 1TB 3.5 drive.

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HP Palvilion m9077c
Motherboard IPIBL-LA (Berkeley)

Power Supply (DPS-350ab-8a)

Hello all, this is my first post. First, let me thank all for being here and sharing your vast knowledge. My PC and power supply is above, web-links included for more accurate description. Also, I have scoured this forum/internet attempting to resolved and yes there is a ton of info. The problem is the I cannot find specific details "similar" to my problem regarding how they determined the repair action, other than replaced power or mobo. So hopefully, when this is resolved this will help someone with my similar problem.

- Problem > PC will not turn-on, just as if not plugged into power source.
-- Sypnopsis > Nothing unusual happened as far as I know. Shut-down PC for the evening as
usual, next day went to turn it on...nothing.

- Troubleshooting accomplished:
-- Checked power outlet & cords, checked good
-- Green light on back of power supply is steady green...normal indication
-- Removed power supply to test with multi-meter. Strapped/jumpered pins 16 (green wire) with
ground (blk wire). All appears normal, everything is in range of specifications, values below:
pin 1: 3.39
pin 2: 3.39
pin 4: 5.07
pin 6: 5.07
pin 8: 5.03
pin 9: 5.03
pin 10: 12.17
pin 11: 3.39
pin 12: 3.39
pin 13: 3.39
pin 14: (-)12.01
pin 21: 5.07
pin 22: 5.07
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A:NO POWER, Is it power supply or motherboard?

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My PC suddenly shut off and wouldn't turn on, but the mouse and motherboard lights were still on. A tech took my PC and ran some tests. I assumed that either my Power supply or my Motherboard was unfunctional but he called me back telling me that it was neither, and that the problem was coming from "a part" that gave power to the motherboard. The replacement of this part would cost $80.

Am I getting ripped off? What part could possibly cost $80 and isn't the Power supply?

A:What gives power to the Motherboard that isn't a power supply?

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Ok so, i do know what the problem is, this is more about what i can do to use my computer until i can fix the problem. Ill start off with what the problem is. My computer wont turn on, from the get go i knew the power supply was okay because the mother board has a green light on it showing that its getting power. of course, just in case. i tried putting a new supply in but there were no changes. At first glance the mother board looked good. No blown resistors or anything of that sort, i sent it to a friend to check it out though, once again just to be thorough and sure. Finally after hours of tedious searching, i found the problem. The chip that the power button plugs into has blown out! Very happy thats all it is. Now, my question to all of you, is, is there anyway to bypass using that board so i can run my computer until i replace it? if i just unplug the little board that the button is a part of, the computer obviously does not turn on when i attach the computer to power and i dont know how i can trick it into turning on without having the use of the power button. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


A:Power supply and mobo are 100%, no power

There are some motherboards that have a power on button directly on the motherboard. I don't suppose you have one of those? There are some BIOS' that can enable the keyboard to power on the PC by pressing any key. I'm using one of them now. Of course, the problem with that is to get the PC started in the first place so you can change the BIOS setting (if it has that setting).

What motherboard do you have?

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Went to dinner, left PC running. Came back, PC shut down. Would not power, lights, fans, LEDs...nada, zip, zilch. We had a brown out a few days back...I figured the power supply finally crapped out. Tonight installed a new power supply (Antec Smartpower 2.0 350w). No change! I push start button....absolutely nothing.

I have checked:
a) power at outlet OK
b) changed power cords, original is cord OK, but I notice when I insert the plug into the recepticle there is a spark. Now I'm not much of an electrician but I don't think there should be a spark for just plugging it in.
c) I have plugged my backup PC (this one) into the same outlet on the surge protector and it's running fine, soooo... the problem is in the computer.

If I plug the power supply in...shouldn't the PS fan run? It doesn't.
Can there be something bad on the (shudder) mobo, like maybe the start switch or something?

Also confusing me...I have sata HD, this new PS has power plugs for sata. My old power supply only had the regular 4 pin plug that I plugged into the sata HD yet it ran fine. Do I need to use the sata plugs on the new PS?

Cripes, I'm so freakin computer impared..

Please... need help, this is my gamer PC and I'm a BF2 junkie!

Thanks for viewing this thread.

AMD64 3000+
ATI 9800XT 256mb
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
1 gig PC3200
XP Home sp2

A:installed new power supply...still no power!?

Is the LED lit on the MB? Try bypassing the front case switch by putting the blade of a small screwdriver across the pins on the MB that the switch connects to.

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Came home, walked in and noticed my PC was off. monitor was on, speakers on, modem everything on as if the power had blinked out for a sec and my system had shutdown. I pressed the power button on the front and got nothing. i checked the power supply's own power on/off switch on the back and got nothing. no light that its on or anything. thought maybe it was the cable so i plugged it into my other pc and the cable works, so i'm thinking maybe the psu went bad or took a hit. Im guessing i just need to replace it. How difficult is it to replace it by yourself. i've never done that before and do you think that its the psu at fault? I'm thinking that if there is not power on light, then something is wrong big with it. my heat temps stay down between 28C and 34C at the highest. Also, can i replace it with just any other 600w power supply or does it need to be a specific kind. company i bought it from online listed it as dual core certified 600w psu. no mention of 12v rail or anything else. i guess i can get that from them if they have it on file.

A:No power to Power Supply, no lights

Well sounds like your power supply took a power surge. Well to start with i would try a power supply. Now about replacing the power supply cheap is not the best way to go, learned from experience. Here is my recommendation:
And for replacing a PSU not hard. If you need help removing it Post back i will walk you through step by step if need be.

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hey.. I have an interesting problem.
When I plug the atx power supply into my motherboard as soon as it makes contact the psu fan spins about 4 times then stops. which i suspect means its testing to see if it works or something. But i have a computer out of the case and i might have made the fatal mistake of useing a paper clip to "jump start" the motherboard by contacting the power jumpers. now whenever and metal contact is made (paper clip, the actual start mechanism, anything) it won't cut on. Well me, thinking i must have messed up the jumpers, cut the psu green and red cord (i double checked to make sure they were the power on cords) and twisted them togeather and put electrical tape around them. I know its not the best job but i was just testing a theory. When I plug in the psu and its plugged into the motherboard the psu fan becomes turned on (because of the twisted on wires) and spins. But the cpu fan and motherboard remain powerless. I am wondering if i've done something wrong or have screwed something up... any help would be appreciated.
ps. before the problems begain i installed the motherboard into a case because it was just components and i founnd a cheap case. When I installed the motherboard I screwed metal screws into the contace points where the motherboard is supposed to rest. I heard somewhere metal is bad for the bottoms of motherboards so that could be it. thanks

A:power supply and power jumper

Disconnect External Power To The Wall Socket Before Messing Around In The Box!!!!!!!!!!!

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Would a 500W power supply power this

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition


Nvidia Geforce GTS450 1GB PNY

Gigabyte SKT-AM3 GA-880GM


DVD RW Drive

A:Would a 500W power supply power this

Hi QGamez,

I reckon a 500W wouldn't be enough but a 750W may be the right one. I had a look in a few forums and they had 650W & 750W etc but not 500W.

But wait for more input from the others and see what they have to say

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I have a Windows XP Home Edition SP2 computer.
768MB Ram

Last week I installed SP2 on my computer because I had SP1 and decided to upgrade.

A couple days later when I click on "turn off" my computer restarts NOT shutdown... When I click on "stand by" The screen goes black, then I get a "blue screen" (Like in Windows 98) But it's dark blue and stays up for only a second. Then the computer resets.... The next day my computer stopped that but then As soon as I press the power button the TV in the living room goes all fuzzy.. I turn it off. I remove the power strip thinking that it went bad... I do use every plug, but other power strips in the house are full too....I plug it directly into the wall. The restart stops, still fuzzy. I unplug ALL the connections in the back of my PC except the Power and monitor...... It stops.. Plug it all back in. Put it in another outlet in my room. Does it again.... Change HDD power cable.. (motor could be causing this?) I finally realize that it's the TV tuner card. The cable connection is already being split into 1/7ths! I had a bad plug on the TV splitter so the fuzziness got fixed.. I put the power strip back on and the restart is going on again... I tried on a outlet too....
Why is my computer restarting when I click "Turn Off"? Is the "shutdown.exe" corrupted?

A:Power Supply or Power Strip?

Check your power management settings (and reinstall software if needed, from the manufacturer website). I've run across many problems with SP2 messing with power management settings...

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I have a Delta DPS-150GB B Power Supply out of an Apple Macintosh Power Mac computer. I would like to use it as a 12v/5A power supply for my model train layout. I have a couple important questions:

1) I need to know the pin-outs of the connectors (1-4pin, 1-14pin, 1-5pin on ribbon wire), specifically which ones control start-up and various voltage outputs.

2) Being a Switching Power Supply, I think there must be a load on at least one of the output rails. Can I create this with a simple resistor of some sort? if so, how exactly what would I need to do.

I can email photo of the connectors if that would halp. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

A:Using Computer Power Supply for 12v Power

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Somebody, please tell me what this is and what's it used for?

A:What is a 4 pin power connector from power supply?

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hi guys
as per one of my friend I could replace my memory (RAM) up to 32GB, so I've ordered a couple sticks of Kingston HyperX so I've took slot 1+2 and replaced 2 4GB Hynix RAM by 2 8GB HyperX...
Now I have a good old CPU that doesnt work plus it smell like burnt plastic with no apparent damage to the board or RAM... 
Startup: 2x BEEP (No BIOS)Motherboard Light: Solid AmberBootup Light: Flashing AmberPower Supply Light: Solid Green
I've tried booting from  a single RAM unit on slot one then slot two, and nothing has changed... anyone can help?
Motherboard: 0Y2MRG i7 2700Primary: SSD Kingston HyperX Savage 240 (added)Secondary: Seagate 1.5TB + 2TB (added) Barracuda (7200)New RAM: ts/HX316C10FK2/16 RAM: HMT351U6CFR8C-H9

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I just purchased a new Dell PC.  I now get this message when I turn on my speakers:
power surge on the USB port. Unknown USB device needs more power than the port can supply. I have no idea why or how to fix it. Can anyone help me?


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For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?

A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.

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The graphics card says 'up to 225w1 additional 8 pin PCLE power required'

Power suply: I have a Penguin version Intel ATX 2.31V, 550w. voltage: +5V, Current :+ +3.3V, frequency -12V

-CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 @ 3.40GHz
-RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz
-Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8H61-M LX3 R2.0 (LGA1155)

A:Gpu and power supply

What is your question? From what I could find Penguin Power supplies are a generic low quality unit. What graphics card are you talking about?

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Hi, I want to update my PSU from the 580w hipper type M, i got, to the Corsair Pro Series Gold AX750 ? 80 PLUS. Supports the latest ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92.
My computer specks are,
Gigabyte M59SLI-S5. Win 7 Ultimate v6.1.7601 Service Pk1 Build 7601 X86.
Processor:AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, 3100 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s). Installed Physical Memory (RAM):4.00 GB.
Total Physical Memory:3.50 GB. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS,plus 3x sata HDs, plus 5x external. My question is, can i use this psu with current system. Thank you.

A:Looking for a New Power Supply


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My friend has an EMachines T3256 Desktop Computer, and is upgrading his GeForce 4 MX integrated graphics card with a GeForce 6200 apg 8x card. He is not sure what the power supply is in his computer. Does anybody know (no psu has been replaced).

A:Help with Power Supply

You can only look at the label on the PS to find out. But it is very common for E-Machines to give only a 250W or maybe 300W power supply.

It should be able to run the video card, but an upgrade may be in the future.

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For a while now, turning on my computer has been a chore.

So, lately it has started taking more than one push of the start button to turn ot on.
Once it took over 15 pushes of the button for it to fire up.
The button does not feel broken, so maybe it's gotta be some thing else.
It does have a very short whirr sound like it wants to start, but it stops and I push the button again.

m8200n , S/N CN37330MR7, Part number GN551AAR#ABA

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 951054 MB, Free - 729434 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A785-M
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Disabled

As suggested by adviser flavallee I am asking for thoughts and recommendations as to what brand and wattage if you all think that a power supply is warranted .

Thanks for all your help.


A:Do I new power supply?

For those of you who reply, his request is associated with this thread.


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hey fellas/fellaess's
Was hoping for some advice, my mate has a dell pentium 4 and is running with 128mb of Ram so I suggested he upgraded it

I offered to do it, so bought a 512mb from ebuyer, unplugged the power supply pressed the on/off button to discharge any electric still left and then removed the old ram and installed the new one, when I switched the computer back on there was nothing its dead as tank tops, does anybody know what has happened? wheather its the motherboard or the power supply?

A friend in work said if you short out the green and black cables on the 20 pin plug from the power suppy, it should start the power supply up, but it does not,ive checked the on/off button and it appears to be working?

anybody got a clue what may have happened

A:power supply or not

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Because of forum answers I have decided I need a new power supply. What info do I need to get from my old power supply and what type of power supply should I be looking for? Also how much faith should I put in Geek Squad to make sure it is the power supply and to install one for me? Or would you even call them? Thanks for your help.

A:Power Supply help

What kind of computer do you have, and what are the trouble symtoms you are having with this computer?

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I am currently running a MSI Z170A Gaming pro motherboard with a asus GEFORCE GTX 750Ti. Also with a Hitachi 1tb HHD. With an Intel 13 duo core processor. Any ideas on what power supply to get?

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hey, can someone help me chhose a power supply from this site. (in the cases and psu section on the left)

I have about 70 so i want to know the best power supply i can get for that amount of money (may be able to get a little more)

i need it to be able to handle the new X800 graphics card that i am gonna buy soon so i wanted to make sure i got a good PSU (thats why im askin you lot )

Once youv found one could you post the link on here so i can bye it....cheers...


A:Power Supply

Either one of the Antecs is great. Most of the others were "Generic".

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I have a a6220n HP computer. In order to run a newer graphics card, ineed a new power supply. I was wondering if this: would help

A:power supply

I don't know the wattage on a a6220n PSU, but if it is like all other HP PC's it is most likely underpowered.
I would suggest you put your money into a good 400-450 watt PU.
I have used this on for some time and have had no problems with it.

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I am trying to find the wattage of my power supply without getting into the box. I have looked at my Bios & cannot seem to find it. Is there somewhere in Win XP that reports this? Thanks - Monique

A:Power Supply

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Hi guys, new here...I'm setting up a new pc, sooo a few questions here.
I'm planning on getting an Asus A88XM-plus motheboard, Amd X4 860K cpu and Sapphire R9 280 3GB video how much power supply would be enough...450-500W?..would 650 be an overkill? Is all of this fully compatible?
Do I need a sound card, modem or special cooling or something? ( I already have 2*8gb Ram sticks and HDD, don't really need DVD drive).
I'm also thinking in between Antec 902 V3 case and a lot cheaper LC Power Gaming 975b Air wing much quality difference is there in between these two?
Also, how much improvement is there in between this card and my current one, sapphire r7 265 2gb?
Are there any parts that you would exchange for something else...I'm on a tight budget, but I don't mind spending a few extra bucks if it be worth in the long run.
Thanks in advance.

A:How much power supply do I need here?

Power supply: 500+ should be adequate. However, the quality is MUCH more important than the size rating. Look at a brand such as Sea Sonic.

Other hardware depends on your requirements. The onboard audio chipset should be fine in most uses, but it largely depends on your output device (ie: speakers or headphones).

I've not used with of those cases. A case is a matter of personal preference. I've used cheap generic models and high end models over the years. They all work fine. The difference is usually in options and features. My personal brand preference is Cooler Master. Good quality, and average to excellent features based on model.

Quite a bit of difference between those two cards.

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I have an AMD Athlon 2600+, 512 ram, and running Windows XP SP1, and lately my computer has been just restarting on it's own. These are my symptons: When I unplug my computer and plug it back in to the wall outlet, if I try to turn on the computer right away, it will start to boot up and shut off right away and I won't be able to boot up again unless I unplug it and plug it back in. Then, I have to wait about 6 minutes before attempting to turn on the computer again. Then, once the pc does turn on, I can run fine for long periods of time until I try opening applications such as Winrar or especially games, my computer will just completely shut off and reboot on its own. Is it my power supply or do I need to reformat?

A:Has my power supply gone bad?

what power supply do you have?

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I have downloaded Motherboard Monitor 5 and have been looking at the info it is showing relating to voltages. Do the following look OK?

Average reading High Low

Core 0 1.74 1.79 1.71
Core 1 1.23 1.25 1.23
+3.3 3.26 3.3 3.22
+5 4.89 4.93 4.8
+12 11.99 12.27 11.88
-12 -6.43 -3.61 -8.48
-5 0.00 0.00 0.00

It is the last two that seem out of whack. The system is stable all the time, except when trying to rip audio tracks to MP3 or WMA format when it freezes anything from 1 second to one minute after starting. Could this have something to do with it?

One other curious fact is that it will hapily rip to .WAV format no problems.

Your advice is appreciated


Windows XP Home
AMD 2000+
512MD Mem (2X 256)

A:Power Supply

Ripping to an MP3 or WMA file involves compressing the audio, which is CPU-intensive, ripping to a WAV file doesn't include this step, so I would guess it's the audio compression making your system crash. Seems like your CPU isn't getting enough juice, I'd try a new powersupply in the 400W range.

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The P/S in my machine is "Biting the Dust". So I gota ge a new one, but I can't spend that much money on it(under $60) I found a couple at newegg that looked pretty good. Here they are...
Is Aspire a trusted brand, I want one that will last and that has more then one fan thats why I thought this one looked O.K.
Thermaltake has good cooling products but I don't know about their P/S's this is the TT PS I found...
Any thoughts would help,

A:Which Power Supply to get?

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Who makes the best power supply? I need a 300w. Do you know of any place that sells them online and will ship internationally?

A:Power supply

I have bought from them. Seem reliable and do ship internationly I believe.

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I need to know if I need a larger power supply.Here are my system specs and what I'm running in it.

Current Power Supply : 630 watt Raidmax Volcano
Mother board : Epox 9NPA + SLI(NForce 4)
CPU : AMD FX 60(Dual Core) 2.6 ghz
Ram : 4 gig DDR2
Video Card : ATI 4870 512mb
1 - 3.5 Drive
2 - 75gig Western Digital Raptors
1 - 160gig Western Digital Drive
Sound Card : Creative Audigy 2 ZS
TV Tuner Card : Hauppauge PVR 150
2 - 125mm Case fans

I am currently having issues getting the pci slots to work.I beleive it is because the new video card I just installed(ATI 4870 512mb) requires two 6 pin connectors.Where as my old card only required one???

A:New Power Supply ???

Oh ya
1 - LG DVD Burner as well.....

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I' m not sure if this is the right place to put this but, I can't seem to find the P/S requirement for this video card, do any of you happen to know?

A:What Power Supply does this Need?

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I have a Corsair HX-Series 620W PSU, and it seems to run pretty hot. This is likely due a bad choice of fan setup (the Heatsink for the CPU is large, and partially blocks off 1/3 of the fan .

Just wondering if thishas any negative effects on the power supply. I have no idea of the tempature, however its usually blowing out warm air, and it gets a bit warmer during gaming

A:Hot power supply

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I just recently ordered a power supply off the Internet but, when i put it in and
reformatted my PC with windows XP it lags and when i try to open aim/mirc etc.. and play music it acts like it struggles to try 2 do both at the same time!!!!! Or if i even try to watch a video and play a song If i open the internet and a song is playing it will either stop or just play the song really slow. I don't think it's the audio driver im just trying to explain that it slows my comp down to do 2 things at once

My comp specs

Windows XP home
512 RAM
2200 AMD processer
32 MB Nvidia video card

The power supply is generic it's a powork-450 cost about 14$
Could a cheap power supply make my computer stuggle to do easy tasks?

I play games Like Day of Defeat and Counter-Strike and it plays those pretty well....

i have Norton Anti-virus so I'm pretty sure i don't have a virus

A:power supply?

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Can I use a 230W ATX Power Supply to feed an M748LMRT xcel motherboard?

Motherboard specs:
Supports Pentium III 450~500MHz ,Pentium II 233~450MHz and Celeron 266~433MHz CPUs with frequency at 66/75/83/100MHz in Slot 1/Socket 370 for Baby AT Form Factor.

Provides 3 DIMMs for SDRAM memory modules and is expandable up to 768MB.

High performance 64 bit 3D AGP Graphics Accelerator with 8MB frame buffer embedded in North bridge; supports Windows 98 Multiple Display feature; AGP Rev. 2.0 Spec. Compliant.

3D PCI Sound Pro on board meet PC98' Spec., HRTF Positional Audio, supports Microsoft's Direct Sound 3D, and Aureal's A3D interface, with 4 channel speaker out; Software Wave-table Synthesizer.

10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN on board, supports IEEE 802.3 and 802.3u standards, and fully compliant ANSI X3.263 TP-PMD physical sub-layer.

56K Fax/Modem on board, supports V9.0 Fax/Modem standard for your internet communication.(optional)

2MB Flash Rom on board, provides complete Advances Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) and Legacy PMU and the Ultra DMA 33/66, fully compliant to C'97 and PC'98 Spec.

Provides ATX power connector, supports various features of ATX power, such as Suspend / Shutdown, Alarm Wake-Up ,Modem Ring On, Wake on LAN, Interrupt Wake-Up from Keyboard/Mouse and Keyboard Power On/Off.

Built-in Hardware Monitor circuit supports thermal, Power and Fan speed monitor; supports Intel LANDesk Client Manager (LDCM)(op... Read more

A:Power supply

Yes,it will certainly power the motherboard.

It`s when you start adding drives and upgrading the video card

that more power might be needed.

If you don`t plan adding too much to the system,you might get away with it..

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So I got a new GeForce 8400 GS, but on most games I play it still runs sluggish. I figure its probably my CPU and I might need a new power supply.

Here are some of my specs:
CPU-Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
CPU Speed-2.99 GHz
RAM- 2.0 GB
OS- Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Build Service Pack 22600)
Graphics Card- GeForce 8400 GS
Sound Card- Audio Codecs

So is a new power supply needed? Or would just a CPU do?

A:Need new power supply?

One reason would be that is not a gaming card. It is made for general office type stuff ie email, excel spreadsheets, word processing, etc.

It will run old games like ut2004 ok, however modern games not very well.

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My wife's old IBM Netvista PIII sits unused for weeks at a time. When we go to boot up ( XP Pro) the screen goes black after the POST. It sits there locked up. The reset or power switches do nothing. I unplug it, wait 20 sec, plug in and get the POST> Then the usual windows message and options for restart. Tried safe mode, same result. tried last known good config, same thing. Third try got faint short glimpse of XP logo. Fourth try brighter for longer but then still went black. Got interrupted and left it without selecting a restart option for 1/2 hr and restarted perfectly. Crashed in middle of AVG update download (56 k modem). Left at message screen for 1/2hr again, worked perfectly afterwords.
Can repeat this sequence every bootup after a period of disuse. I am suspecting a low power situation that gets better after the PS warms up but have not had a chance to replace it yet. Do you think I am on the right track or should I be looking at other things? Sorry for the long post, but I find as a professional auto tech, complete info is vital to problem solving!

A:Bad power supply?

I think your on the right track. One of the most common things to happen is just strange errors with your computer. You may have software glitches, hardware, and any other act's of Satan. Some common symptoms of power supply problems.
Flickering and Dimming Lights
Keyboard or System lock-ups (Don't Blame Windows)
Random Shutdowns and Reboots

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will my dell e310 be able to run the Radeom X1550 if its puttin out 230 watts?

A:power supply?

Probably not without problems. There are also problems with some Dells... you may not be able to upgrade the power supply, depending on whether you hav a proprietary unit or not.

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hi i just got a new graphics card that requires a 350W psu......i have a HP Pavilion a1700n which came with a if i were to upgrade to a 450W (or more) what do i need to know in order to find one that is compatible with my computer.....

Motherboard description

* Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS A8M2N-LA
* HP/Compaq name: NodusM3-GL8E


* Socket: AM2
* Supports AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, and Sempron processors

Front-side bus (FSB)

* 2000 MegaTransfers/second


* GeForce 6150 LE chipset

BIOS features

* Award brand system BIOS
* Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F1

Form factor

* Micro-ATX: 9.6 in X 9.6 in


* Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
* Supports PC 4200 (533 MHz) and PC2 5300 (667 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs
* non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
* Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 4 GB*

NOTE: *Actual available memory may be less
Expansion slots

* Three PCI
* One PCI Express x16 graphics

Video graphics

* Integrated

Serial ATA

* 4 SATA connectors
* Each connector supports 1 serial ATA-150 disk drive

Onboard audio

Built-in High Definition 8 channel audio

Onboard LAN

* 10/100 Marvell 88EC031

Back panel I/0 Listed in physical order from left to right:

* One PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
* One PS/2 mouse port (green)
* One SPDIF (coaxial) out
* One VGA port
* One IEEE 1394
* Four USB 2.0
* One RJ-45 networking port
* Audio ports:
o side speaker out (gray)
o rear speaker out (black)
o ... Read more

A:How do I know what power supply to get?

Whatever ATX 2.0 PSU you want. Recommend Thermaltake, Antec, CoolerMaster, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling.

This one is about $50 for a mid-range PSU. For high end $100 -

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my computer emachines burns out the power supply but I change already but the computer doesn't start I want to why somebody can help me????????????????

A:power supply

Good morning

What happened the first time that made you change the power supply? What is happening now? Does the light on the motherboard or the fans go on? Or is everything dead? Where did you get the power supply that you put in?

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A friend of mine bought a HP 9340f and the guy at the store told him that HP puts in too weak of a power supply and that it will cause problems in the future. It is running the Quad Q6700, 6GB RAM and the Nvidia GeForce 9500GS. Should he bother to upgrade the power supply or is it a waste of time?

A:Power supply

Wow man thats a pretty sick rig. (6GB RAM) anyway HP desktops have no problems from what i'v experienced at shops i worked at with power supplys. but DON'T get laptops from them. trust me hp's arent good on laptops now-adays

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Just started having this problem the last few days.

When in windows (XP), computer occasionally freezes, and I have to shut down to get it running again, only I have to power off for a few seconds for it to boot correctly. Sometimes if I just use the interrupt switch to re-boot, it will start to boot, and then freeze, or it may boot to looking for first boot device, and then freeze. Once I checked the bios and it didn't detect the h/d (once during boot, it said ntld missing, please try another boot device). Sometimes it starts to boot into XP, and just hangs on the welcome screen. If I power off for a minute or so, it boots just fine into windows.

The only change to my system is a new 250gb h/d that I installed a couple of weeks ago, and up till yesterday has been working fine.

Any chance it could be the m/b battery, or more likely the PS?

A:Could this be my power supply going?

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I know im going cheap but is there a Power supply that wont explode aswell as is silent and very efficient for 50?

A:Best power supply for £50?

Not sure if I or anyone else here will have a suggestion, but it would help if you told us the minimum wattage rating that you want for the power supply.

EDIT: The "" is used for the currency symbol in other countries besides Britain. A bit of clarification might help.

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I feel as if my power supply isn't enough for my computer. My computer runs fine but sometimes when I'm viewing a web page or opening files on my computer I get a sort of staticky sound from my power supply. A while ago I upgraded my computer to handle the latest games. I had a power supply in it from my old setup, I think it was 300 Watt. After I got a new motherboard, processor, video card, RAM, etc, the power supply buzzed real loud like it couldn't give my PC enough power. So I upgraded to a Smartpower 2.0 480 Watt power supply. The buzzing went away... Almost. I can barely hear it sometimes, like I explained above. Is this normal?

Motherboard: Asustek A8v-E SE

Memory: 1gb

Video: Radeon X1600 Pro Sapphire Edition

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.00 Ghz

A:Power supply

480W would power your current system fine. You could have a bad failing fan (bearings) in the power supply fan. You sure it is coming from the power supply?

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Where would I be able to find a good Power Supply that has more than 500 Watts?

A:Best Power Supply

What exactly do you mean by "Where"?
All I can say is Antec would probably be the best option. (A little expensive.)

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Do I need to replace my two-year-old power supply and/or case to install an SLI motherboard with Pentium D?

A:New power supply?

chlorf said:

Do I need to replace my two-year-old power supply and/or case to install an SLI motherboard with Pentium D?Click to expand...

Power requirement for SLI slots RIGHT HERE, add 75W per slot to your supply calculation (3.3V => 6A more, 12V => 11A more).

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Got a question in concerns to my power supply. At boot up my
vcore 1.49v
+3.3v 3.26v
+12v 11.98v
DDR 2.50v
AGP 1.50v
Chatemp 22C
My power supply is 300watts and as the day progresses I get a fare size voltage drop with things changing to:
vcore 1.47v
+3.3v 3.22v
+12v jumping back and forth from 11.67v to 11.98v
DDR 2.49v
AGP jumping back and forth from 1.47v to 1.49v
Chatemp 40C
CPU 43.5C
My system has locked up twice now on me and only locks up later in the day. It's about a month old and my husband built it for me. Was wandering if these voltage settings were normal to drop or if I should tell him I need a bigger power supply.

Thanks for any input:


A:Power Supply

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got home tonight hit power button got nothing.hit power button a few more times finally i see a faint blue light on front and hear fans try to start and then shut off.look insde and see motherboard has two lights on so i figure its getting power.try again hit button a few more times it powers up and then dies 10 minutes later.unplug pc now and went out for three hours came back tried again and it started up and is now running for about a hour with no problems.i see all fans running and no odd noises.any ideas thanks

A:possible bad power supply?

Hello BLK depending on how confident you are and if you have a dektop more to the point (no specs mate) try this

PSU - Jump Start

then Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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i just installed this game on my computer and it asked me to restart and i did and im not sure how or why but the fan on the power supply just turned way up and its really loud. i was wondering if there is any way to adjust the fan speed to make it quieter or if i hav to uninstall the game to see if that works.

A:fan on power supply

are you sure its the power supply's fan and not the cpu fan?
also does it only happen when playing the game or is it just louder now at all times since the restart?

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