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Should I replace my PSU?

Q: Should I replace my PSU?

HI iv noticed recently my psu fan does'nt spin on start up, despite the pc starting up normally and working fine.

Sometime i turn off and on then the fan will work also.

Do you think i need to replace my PSU or could it be something else?

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A: Should I replace my PSU?

What is the make and model? This is not sounding good what you describe. A good working PSU is the backbone of any system.

Give us the rest of your system hardware including make and model of your motherboard, amount of RAM installed, harddrive and video card. This will help us help you if you feel you need it.
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A:Replace the power jack or replace the adapter?

AND/OR inside the case the the jack is soldered directly to the motherboard. Is also possible that
1) It's already cracked
2) If not yet, it's gonna crack

So look to see what connection looks like between power jack and motherboard, If you feel u wanna/can re-solder yourself or the typically price to redo the whole power thing seems to run $125 parts/labor/warranty if you take it somewhere. So how much is it all worth to you?
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A:How can I 'Copy and Replace' not 'Move and Replace'.

Have you ever tried right click drag and drop ?
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see attached. But actually getting that data back to the table, if that is what you want, is a bit trickier.
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A:To replace or not to replace.. that is the question.

Hi and welcome to Techspot!!

Test the RAM sticks individually. One of them might be bad. You can use Memtest86 to try them out.

Also, try them in different memory slots. That sometimes helps.

Regards :wave:

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A:replace psu fan?

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If I remember, it is not all that good.
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A:should i replace my HD?

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Download the memtest86+ programme from

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For what it will cost you to upgrade it to play games, I would just suggest saving for a new computer.

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Third, you would want to upgrade to 4GB of RAM.

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Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy

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Originally Posted by feddup

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above is a single 4 gb stick of CORSAIR RAM VALUE 4GB DDR3 1600FSB CMV4GX3M1A1600C11; it's 1.5 volts.

I'd be pretty sure 2 of these would work to give you 8 GB total in dual channel mode.

above is a single 8 gb stick of CORSAIR RAM VALUE 8GB DDR3 1600FSB CMV8GX3M1A1600C11
I don't think either of those exact model numbers are on the qualified list.

You can download the qualified list yourself and look to see if some of the other Corsair or GSkill or Crucial modules at your link are on the list.

There is some chance that modules not on list won't work, but the list is fairly brief and you may not be able to find an exact match at your vendor.
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With the low prices of laptops today I would be buying a new one for sure. An example of one that would fit your needs to a T.
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hi there

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Hi why do you think it's the Beep,sys?

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