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Bad Memory Card? or Power Supply?

Q: Bad Memory Card? or Power Supply?

I m using Windows Power Card? or Bad Memory Supply? XP on a Dell Dimension I have to leave the PC on full time now because I have trouble restarting the PC When the PC is turned OFF and I push the Power ON button the PC appears to be booting up but then appears to be going on and off by itself With the side panel Bad Memory Card? or Power Supply? removed I can see that the fan is turning off and on I can get the PC to boot up and work only if I turn it on and off a dozen or more times So I now just leave it on full time I tried to replace the memory cards with one new MB card but that did not solve the problem as the problem persisted I tried removing one and then the other of the memory cards and that did not help Somebody has now told me that it may be a power supply problem Advice PLEASE nbsp

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A: Bad Memory Card? or Power Supply?

The only way to know for sure is to put a new PS in and try it! You can get some good ones for around $30 bucks -
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It's been a while since I built a system from scratch and have a... errr... simple question

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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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ok so first of my PC intel DQ power BAD or supply incompatible MEMORY JO Core DUO GB RAM evga gso PSU P atx W V A V A V A - V A - V A VSB A its was working fine occasional BSODs pretty rare untill last week it started freezing and frequent BSODs HIGH temps frequent restarts etc first i thought BAD MEMORY or incompatible power supply its BAD MEMORY or incompatible power supply windows BAD MEMORY or incompatible power supply that's causing the crashes because it was working fine in safe mode so i started reinstalling windows but damn it gave me random errors at expanding files n then BSOD n restart made me sick anyways i had an old memory stick of MB i took out the GB n installed the MB and it went through windows installation easily even worked fine regardless of is not enough for win but just for few hours and then BANG same memory errors BSODs etc etc now i wont even go in safe mode on either of RAMs what could be the problem MOBO PSU or the RAMs not to mention worked fine for few hours i kind of have cash problem right now so please dont tell me to burn the only asset i have DQ power requirement on intel site with GB DDR RAM one hard disk drive one optical drive and all board peripherals enabled the minimum recommended power supply is W lists the recommended power supply current values Recommended Power Supply Current Values Output Voltage Current V A V A V A V A - V A VSB A

A:BAD MEMORY or incompatible power supply

I would suggest that you start by running diagnostics on the hard drive using the manufacturer diagnostics
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

You should also test the memory for several passes using Memtest86+ Advanced Memory Diagnostics.

For Memtest download Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
Once file is downloaded open it and you should be able to see .iso file (mt420)
Install ImgBurn
After the program is installed open the program and select write image file to disc
For Source select the .iso file from the location where it was extracted to
For Destination make sure the correct drive is selected and a blank disc is inserted.
Click on create disc at the bottom (image of disc with arrow pointing)

Once the disc is created boot to it a test the memory. The memory modules should be tested individually for several passes.

The Power Supply that you have been using is a bit underpowered for this PC.
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A:Memory problem or power supply?

It sounds like you at least narrowed it down.

Few questions.

What are your pc specs? Make, model etc. and how old is it.

It can be a power supply issue, but that's really far off because memory sticks draw little from your psu. Post back with pc details, thx.
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A:2 Questions: Memory and Power Supply (purchasing new)

No real performance difference with CAS latencies at all and DDR2-1000 will give you a whopping 1% performance boost.

The only thing that DDR2-1000 is good for is overclocking your FSB.

This will give you a good idea of power consumption:
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A:BSOD Win7 memory issues or power supply?

CLFS.sys is flagging in the minidumps...
Check your memory and hard drive for errors:
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A:Can My Vid Card Have Its Own Power Supply?

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I have just bought a PCS HD 4850 graphics card to replace my old one; Hp GeForce 8400Gs 256Mb HDMI Video Card 5188-8905
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The new card has a 6 pin power plug socket. I can't find a power plug in my base unit ( HP A6000) to connect to the new card. Any ideas please.

Stephen White

A:New card needs power supply


If you do not have one, you will need to upgrade your power supply to one which has.

Look here for recommended: -

AMD Certified Power Supplies
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A:M70e Tower-memory, graphics & power supply upgrade

If you don't wish to buy memory from Lenovo, both Kingston and Crucial have 'System Specific' memory for your system that are guarranteed to work. Memory timings must be match what the BIOS expects for the system to recognize it, and generic memory often doesn't work.   
Use your Hardware Maintenance Manual for instructions on how to upgrade the memory. After making any memory change, run 2 passes of MemTest86 to ensure all is well.    A few older system types (eg. some models of M58), required a BIOS update to support 4 GB modules.   I'm not familiar with the M70, but it's probably similar to the other models.   If you take the cover off and measure the existing supply, then you'll know if it is a ATX or TFX standard. )
The Mini-Tower uses a standar ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX pwer supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for M92 and forward. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.
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I have just purchased a new graphics card (XFX Geforce 7900GT) for my rig and as i was opening up the packaging last night I noticed it said 'connect the power dongle'.

This is my first PCI-E card and before I install it I wanted to know if I could use one of the standard power connectors (coming from the power supply within the rig, like those that I plug into a HDD or DVD drive) and plug that into the graphics card, or whether the card had to plug in somewhere else on the motherboard (though I don't know where).

Also - is this power connector optional or integral to the graphics card's performance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:graphics card power supply

You DEFINITELY need to use the power connector. It is not optional. That is a high-end card that needs alot of juice to run. Just plug in a spare Molex connector from your power supply (same type that goes into a CD drive or hard drive). If you don't have a spare connector, use the splitter (aka: dongle) that came with your card and run it from one of your other connectors.

BTW - enjoy that card!
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A:external power supply for v-card

What Video Card are you talking about? It may be a bit much for that system, you might want to get something a little more matched to the system.

There is a way to do this but it is a little different than you are talking about. The best way would be to use the other PSU to power things like Drives and fans. Those devices can use the connectors already on the PSU. This may work if you can divert enough power to the second PSU so there is enough power left for the other devices and the Video card.

This could be very easy to do, or it could be very difficult. According to your level of electronics experience as well as the particular PSUs you have. Some PSUs will only power on if the mobo connector is attached(which can be circumvented)

You'll also need a way to turn both PSUs on at the same time which is not too difficult either.
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PS I tried putting the other power supply back in and it worked fine but i can't use the Video Card w/ that power supply..

A:New Power Supply & Video Card

I'd restore the machine to the original configuration and see if you can get that working first.
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A:Looking for new Graphics card and Power supply

We need to know who made your system. How old is your system?
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A:Power supply or graphics card?

You have nothing to lose trying to solder the capacitor back, if you can find the spot it was in previously, do you? I would assume the fix is not going to work, but it's worth a shot, I would try doing it.
The old PSU is most probably a goner. The loose capacitor would cause no video output, but wouldn't prevent the system from booting.
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A:Power Supply Vs Graphics Card

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your link clearly states that a 750w PSU is required.

you can use any of these online power supply calculators:
newegg(store) calculator(power supply requirement)
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A:Graphics card and power supply

You need to upgrade your Power Supply ASAP. You are putting a strain on that low-end one.
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Hi all. I just bought a graphics card that needs 350 watts and +12v with 20 amps to run. My power supply has to following output:

+5V 22A MAx -12V 1A max
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+12VA 18A max +12VB 18A max

combined power on +12VA and +12VB rails must not exceed 360 watts

Total combined power must not exceed 375 watts

Can it run the card?
Thanks all.

A:Can my power supply run my new video card?

Hi, could you please post a little more detail.
Instead of saying graphics card, it would help if you said the actual graphics card.
Instead of power supply, you could say what power supply you have.
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thanks in advance

-Teh Delf

A:This Power supply enough for this video card?

It all depends on the quality of the PSU you go for, im no expert but it may not be enough amps on the rail. Im currently running a similar card (Gainward BLISS 7800GS which is 7800GT with an AGP bridge) on a 2 year old 360watt PSU and I have no problems.
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A:Graphics card power supply

Hi ToonArmy,

Here is the official system requirements for the HD 4850 graphics card. Note the power requirement. You should be OK with your existing PSU, however you will be running fairly near its maximum rating with very little room, if any, for further system expansion. I suggest that you upgrade your PSU to at least 650 Watts.

(Note: Because this is an image, if you wish to follow the link in green, you will need to type the address manually.)
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*Also, I don't make online purchases, so retailer available items would be helpful.

A:Suggestions for New GFX Card and Power Supply

Here is the new CX500 model, the CX500M. It is semi-modular and an all around great PSU.

As for a video card.....what are your expectations? After that PSU, that leaves $160-170 left for a graphics card. Is the $240 firm, or can you add a few more dollars to it?

I just saw the part about not buying online........I have no idea what is local to you, but expect to pay a little more for it, or stay within the $240 budget and get less for your money.

Just to add: If you DO decide to do some online shopping, NCIX is the place to do it since you are in Canada.
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A:Graphics Card & Power Supply

If it is the computer in the specs ablove I wouldn't
take the chance.
You're already pulling a good load there and if that
power supply came with the computer or the case
it is probably running it's max load now.
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A:Graphics card and Power supply

Closing duplicate thread too:

Please continue to post to your other thread.
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A:Power Supply for New Video Card

The required wattage is nothing to do with the voltages. Its the spec for your power supply (psu) that needs to be checked. If u open your case up and look at the psu, it should have a sticker on it that states its maximum wattage. If its less than 350watts then u will need a new one.
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A:Power Supply/Video Card?

The vid card you selected sounds like a decent choice.

Yes you will need a new powersupply (PSU). Your PSU has only 300w total and 19A on the 12v rail. Besides Bestec PSUs are garbage anyway.

Here are some suggestions. PC Power & Cooling makes the best PSUs out there but they are a little pricey.However a PCP&C PSU will likely outlast everything else in your system.
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here a quick summary My computer that had been running fine for months suddenly crashed when i hit the power button it would have power for a split second then turn back off I replaced power supply and same thing happened I built new computer with new case motherboard and CPU but used power a a card video fry supply? Can same power supply that i had replaced the old one with SMAE thing on new computer I tested both power supplies and they were fried I put in another power supply and the computer powered up but when i did this i did not have my video card in MY question is do you think it is more likely that on Can a video card fry a power supply? my old computer the motherboard fried the power supply or that the video card fried it it is a PCI-E Can a video card fry a power supply? MSI rx mb Can a video card fry a power supply? ddr ram that uses the -pin power on the card i havent tested the old motherboard ive spent too much money already and either the old MOBO or the Video card will probably fry my new PSU im hoping its the mother board cause the video card cost me bucks is there a way to safely test the video card without blowing up a power supply what do you think nbsp

A:Can a video card fry a power supply?

The video card will only blow a power supply if it tries to draw more power than the supply can handle, so simply test it with a psu with a high power rating (I usually burrow my m8s gaming machine to test components)
If it is fine then test all your computer components one by one and replace any faulty ones rather than simply buying new parts without knowing if they are faulty or not.
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Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

No the power usage should be a negligible difference.
Unless you were to get a 1500 watt psu. (which I'm not sure exist)

The differences will be the video and stability of whole system.
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How many devices do you have?
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A:Changing my graphics card and power supply

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A:[SOLVED] power supply or video card

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A:Power Supply / Video Card Question


PSUs can be very confusing... the Important amps you need to know are on the +12v rail (rails)... now that Corsiar 620w PSU has three rails marked at 18a each.. so you might think.. "oh I have a total of 54amps.. becuase there are three rails at 18amps each.. right?"

Nope.... that just means that each individual rail is rated for a maximuim of 18amps each.. thats thier limit lets say.

If you look at the sticker on the side of the power supply, you can see that the 620w is divieded between all the different rails. the +3.3v & +5v have 170w dedicated to them.. the three +12v rails have 430w deidcated to them, and the -12v & +5vsb have the remaining 20w dedicated to them.

You take the 430 watts going to the +12v rails and divide that number by 12.. this gives you the total sustainable amps on the 12v rails.. which comes out to 35.8 amps.. so we'll say its 35amps even.

So, if your X1950XT requires 20-30 amps, then that power supply will be fine. The Corsiar 620w is a very nice power supply and you shouldnt worry that you made the wrong chioce, when in fact you made a great choice.. good job!

Basically they split the rails for saftey reasons.. they decided that there should not be more then 20amps on any given +12v rail... haveing said that, they still sell power supplies with a large single rail, but these usually have more heavy-duty over current protections and such... which makes them more exspensive.

I hope this helps,
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Good day and welcome to the community.
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A:Video card problem or power supply???

Well in a nut shell your power supply is way to small for that card.. Did some quick figuring i got 248watts for a answer there abouts ...I would think about getting a bigger powersupply like a 420w power supply..

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A:Power Supply Failing Or Video Card?

This does sound like it could be a failing power supply, you do have a budget brand one with a fairly low output. I wouldn't have thought that the 6200 would need a big PSU but it might be worth looking to upgrade to around 350 or 400W. It is always good to have extra headroom in your power supply because then you do not risk overloading it.

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A:2 Graphics card & 4 HDD's > 500 watt power supply?

Two different cards will have no affect on gaming performance. The reason for multiple cards is to drive multiple monitors (ie: if a single card doesn't have enough ports). Most games default to the primary display and will not scale across multiple cards unless you are running SLI or Crossfire.

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A:Upgrading video card and power supply

What's the model of the HP machine?

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What is your brand of your power supply? We'll need it so we can be safe, at around 550W you can use a GTX 960. Can you do this for us?

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We'll need a complete detail of your PC Specs so we can proceed.
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Don't get a modular PSU if you're not really, really, really persistent about having one or two cables less inside the case. It's just not worht the extra price, and the loss of power the cables cause, and the multi-rail design instead of the rock-solid single rail desing. Get this instead: or this even cheaper and well enough.
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A:Power Supply and Graphics Card Decision

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I ordered a Dell Inspiron 531 along with a GeForce video card. Well, today I recived the video card in the mail and I read the minimun system requirements for installing the video card are 350watts. The Inspiron 531 only has a 300watt supply...Does this mean I'm going to have problems? When I made the purchase via telephone the sales rep said it should be fine...

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: Video Card and Power Supply

Chances are it will run most of the time. The PSU rating is only for peak loading. SO, if yo uintend playing game,s theres a good chance it will cop out as soon as you start actually doing something.
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As for the sales rep, if you bought both items at the same time, from the same place, it would seem you probably have grounds to get a refund on one or both items- if you ask a question and get a false reply, thats not legal.