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Power Supply or Power Strip?

Q: Power Supply or Power Strip?

I have a Windows XP Home Edition SP computer GHz MB Ram GB HDD Last week I installed SP on my computer because I had SP and decided to upgrade A couple days later when I click on quot turn off quot my computer restarts NOT shutdown When I click on quot stand by quot The screen goes black then I get a quot blue screen quot Like in Windows But it Power Supply Power or Strip? s dark blue and stays up for only a second Then the computer resets The next day my computer stopped Power Supply or Power Strip? that but Power Supply or Power Strip? 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 ths 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 quot Turn Off quot Is the quot shutdown exe quot corrupted nbsp

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

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

Sounds like a Power Supply problem.
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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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A:Does power supply with higher power rating really burn motherboard?

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

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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:Starting computer with power strip

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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.

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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.)
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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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A:power supply and power jumper

Disconnect External Power To The Wall Socket Before Messing Around In The Box!!!!!!!!!!!
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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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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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A:power supply?

It sounds powerfull enough but it depends on the rails..

I would get a good quality 600-700W PSU from corsair, silverstone, antec or sparkle.
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Steps down and up - transformer?
AC to DC - rectifier?

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A:Power Supply

open your power supply why would you do that? but i think it would be safe as long as you unplug it lol
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A:Power supply

The brand!
There are plenty of generic power supplies out there where the manufacturer just slaps on a random name and ships out for sale.
You need to get a PSU from a reputable manufacturer. To name a few: Antec, Thermaltake, OCZ, Corsair, Cooler Master, Seasonic, FSP, Enermax, etc.
Thermaltake, FSP, and Cooler Master have some nice budget-priced units if you're not looking to spend too much.
I had a look at your other topic. Just make sure to pick a unit that produces the required output, and also to never buy an eMachine ever again.
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A:Is my power supply bad?

The voltage tolerances are + or - 5% on the 12 volt line so 11.4v to 12.6v. You're almost at the lower end with no load. I'm sure a load would take you below the tolerance minimums.
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A:Power Supply Help

Look at the old power supply and it will have a HP part number on it.
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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

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so im buying a new pow supp to replace my 300w pow supp which seems to have no cords attached to it , ill also be buying a radeon 5770 1gb graphics card. My question is when i hook up my pow supp willl i only have to attach one of it's cords to the graphics card and thats it? and is it easy to install a pow supp? dont know too much about comps fyi, i've watched some videos though and it doesnt seem too complicated.

im getting this pow supp

and heres my comp if that helps -hewlettpackardhppavilionamdath-en

thanks for the help peeps

A:power supply?

They have a tendency to edit the cables out of those pictures, probably think it makes it look prettier or something. And yes you will have to connect one of the 6 pin PCI-E connectors to the 5770.

As for changing the power supply this should help,

How To Replace Your Power Supply | Hardware Secrets

won't matter whether it is mounted in the top or the bottom of the case, there will still only be the four screws as shown in the tutorial holding it in. Just make sure to disconnect all the cables from the motherboard, hard drives, etc before removing the screws.
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A:power supply

Welcome to TSG!
In determining what size of Power Supply is required there are more factors to consider. Here is a site that will give you hard numbers to work with to calculate the size. After size is calculated I usuually factor it by 25% to give you some breathing room.
Also you have to make sure the Power Supply is AMD Approved.

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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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No fair laughing at this dumb question!!!!!!!! The air flow from my case fan is quit strong while the power supply fan hardly moves a piece of ribbon. Should the air flow from the power supply fan be as strong as a case fan. Never paid any attention to it before---just happen to notice.
Case temp is 29C and CPU is 47C

A:Power supply fan

Usualy when a power supply fan fails it will start to whirrl , growl,etc..etc.. But since yours doesn't make any sound, might wanna try and replace the fan. Should be either a 80 mm or 92 mm fan.
When it comes to the air flow, as long as you have intake and exhausts fans that move the air inside the case , shouldn't be too much of a problem for the peripherals. The only problem that you might experience will be an overheat of the psu.
Also since you didn't post the make and model of the psu , it's possible that the psu has it own thermal controller. As in "speed up " or "speed down" depeding of the internal temp. So it's possible that since you have ample air flow in the case, the psu doesn't need to "speed up". On the other hand it's possible that the temp sensor failed and it gives fals readings.
In any case, might wanna touch the psu and see how hot it gets ( it's not quite accurate, but at least it's a start).
And if it's a standard psu it should "move" quite a bit more air then a " ribbon".
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can i transfer the power supplys?

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Can Anyone recommend one that will work with my system? Only answer if your one hundred certain it will work with the xps420, must have 6-Sata connectors plus they must be lengthy.

Not confident one doing this myself any help will be useful.

Thanks in advance.

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A:Did the power supply go bad?

No fans >lights ect And all connections are good it is probly the power supply or board. Have you tried changing the power cable?Check the reset on back of the pc
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I have a HP Pavilion A610Y, and it wont boot. I just plug it in, and It sort of "clicks" (i am sure its not the hard drive). The HDD light blinks every second, along with the power supply light on the back. The CPU fan doesnt start, the system and power supply fans dont start either. The powre supply fan "twitches" and it seems like the system is in some kind of loop. I called the tech support, and they told me I needed another power supply. This is a fairly new computer though... (1 1/2 years). It doesnt go to the post screen, and no display on the monitor... I think it could just be a jumper for the power button or something similar.... please someone tell me what is going on

A:Power supply??

edit: here are the specs for it:
2.6 GHZ Intel P4 Procesor
80 GB Seagate HDD
Intel Extreme Graphics 82845G Chipset
MSI Motherboard
Realtek AC'97 Audio
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I am going to buy this graphics card:

I have this computer:
My power supply has an output of 250W, will that be enough to power my new graphics crad until I buy a new one, or will it not be enough? I haven't added any other hardware.

A:Will I Need A New Power Supply?

No way I would bet the minimum would be 350 watts.
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Many thanx.

A:Which power supply

Well, generally speaking the bare minimum that should be in any modern pc is 350watt. I personally think this should be higher, say 450 or more, but a good quality 350watt should do the job.

Of course this all depends on the number and type of components you want to install. High-end components will obviously draw more power than cheap stuff. Here's a good guide to use when configuring your system. It will give you a ballpark figure of the minimum you need for any system, so it's a good idea to add 50-100watts to this number to make sure you have more than enough.

Also, keep in mind that quality matters much more than anything else. Cheap PSU's cause all kinds of system problems and instability. Antec, Enermax, Thermaltake, and Ultra are all good brands.
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I really need a new, more powerful power supply but i am not sure what to get.

Windows XP pro SP2
IMB Netvista
Model #: 6794
Intel Pentium 4
CPU 1.80GHz
768MB RAM 512mb+256mb
2 HDDs [200GB 7200rpm(master)+ 40GB(slave)]
Radeon 9600 Series, AGP, 256MB
DVD/CD Burner
Floppy drive
Wireless Network card (pci)
4 USB Ports used Frequently.

I currently have a 185w power supply and need more.
I calculated and I need about a 300w.
Any info will be appreciated, thanks.

What Power Supply would you recommend?
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A:Power supply or?

If the 1st power supply failed, then there is a good possibility that when failure occurred it may have taken out the motherboard and/or other components.
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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:


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alright i found 3 psu's that I'm stuck between. I wanna buy it tongith before I go to sleep. Heres what I got.
Ultra X-finity 600 Watt

Cooler Master 650 Watt

Coolmax 600 watt

Its down to those 3. They give me the wattage I need (a 500 or 550 just wont suffice for my projected full upgrade)
I CANT SPEND MORE THAN THE MOST EXPENSIVE ONE I LISTED. DO NOT give me links with PSU's more than that unless there are rebates.

Thank you guys.


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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 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 Do power I new supply? short whirr sound like it wants to start but it stops and I push the button again m n S Do I new power supply? N CN MR Part number GN AAR ABA Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows Ultimate Service Pack bit Processor AMD Phenom tm Quad-Core Processor AMD Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC M A -M Antivirus Lavasoft Ad-Aware Disabled Do I new power supply? As suggested by adviser flavallee I am asking for thoughts and recommendations as to what brand and wattage if you Do I new power supply? all think that a power supply is warranted Thanks for all your help Ron nbsp

A:Do I new power supply?

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

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im running 3 hardrives and on a 8800gt oc video card on a 600 PSU is that bad

A:Power supply help

Hi naturalphenomen,
I believe t is quite sufficient especially if it is a good quality stable one. I have a 600w running all the stuffs in my spec plus 5 fans without any problem. I also built a unit with 500W for the same hardware as yours except one less HDD without any problem.
Hope this helps,
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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 A XM-plus motheboard Amd X K cpu and Sapphire R GB video card so how much power supply would be enough - W would be an overkill Is all of this fully compatible Do I do supply here? need much power How I need a sound card modem or special cooling or something I How much power supply do I need here? already have gb Ram sticks and HDD don t really need DVD drive I m also thinking in between Antec V case and a lot cheaper LC Power Gaming b Air wing Midi how much quality difference is there in between these two Also how much improvement is there in between this card and my current one sapphire r gb 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 nbsp

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 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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some days ago i posted that my pc was turning off randomly. I sent it to the place i bought it and they told me it was the Power supply. They are offering me to buy this one :

My desktop pc is:
amd phenom 9850
nvidia 9600gt
4x1gb ddr2 ram patriot
m3n-hd asus motherboard
Do you think that PS is good? or i should buy another one? i dont want the PS to fail again... and want a good one so i can upgrade my computer later...
which is the difference between that one and this one ?? In my country its like 40 dollars more expensive the last one...

A:Power supply

Here is a good one:
I've never heard of cooler master PSUs, OCZ makes a good quality power supply. The difference is that the second one is more efficient than the first and has a system where you plug in rails as you go along.
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I own an Canon Optura 20 and live in the states. I'm originally from England and will be travelling back and forth over the years wanting to take my camera with me. What's the best way to charge my camera if I was over there? (taking into account the difference in the power supply) Could I just get the British version of the CA570 charger? would that be compatible with the American camera/battery?
Thanks for any response.