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PSU replacement question

Q: PSU replacement question

My gaming computer turned in February and now that it s no longer under warranty things are going wrong This week in the middle of a project the machine rebooted on its own It restarted but shortly after did replacement PSU question it again and again I still have free tech support and two tech s offered help on what could be causing it First I replaced the cooling system thinking the PSU replacement question one installed failed and the cpu was overheating doing it It still rebooted I purchased software called Hardware Monitor to see if the power supply voltage was bad but it seemed ok then I swapped out the memory in case there was a bad stick It still rebooted My support tech feels it still could be the power supply and suggested I replace it I was told that I would need to buy the exact model and that buying any other would require a complete rebuild of my PC Since the computer is years old the power supply isn t sold anymore I was wondering if it s true that my computer would need to be completely rebuilt if I bought a PSU that wasn t the same The power supply is a Enermax Galaxy EVO w model egx ewt My computer was made by Digital Storm More system details available if needed nbsp

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Preferred Solution: PSU replacement question

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A: PSU replacement question

1. What hardware do you have in your system that needs such power? We need your hardware specs: CPU, GPU, amount of RAM, drives, etc.
2. Why does he believe a complete rebuild is necessary because that particular psu isn't made anymore? Is it a special size? If your case is to standard specs then see point #3.
3. Who is this support tech? Does he work for Digital Storm by chance? Check these psu's that will more than meet your power needs: 600479299&IsNodeId=1&name=1200W - 1499W
4. Before you spend any $ find someone who has a digital volttage meter and test your psu to see if that is really the cause.
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I've had these two in mind: (For a family computer/casual gaming. Keep in mind, some suggestions said as long as the GB storage and RPM matched with the old one, there's no difference)

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A:HDD Replacement Question

You want the "Blue" drive. The "green" is a power savings drive, which means it spins slower and shuts off to save power all the time. Great for storage, bad for running windows on.
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Many thanks

A:RAM Replacement Question

Quote: Originally Posted by BadHairSpray

A quick question to basically gather some information..

This Laptop (VGNN130G) came with 2 x 512mb sticks. Does one have to upgrade 2 x 1GB or can it be one 1GB stick and leave one of the 512mb sticks?

Question being, do u have to always place 2 sticks with the same capacity and speed etc or...speed remaining the same the capacity of the two sticks can be different.

Many thanks

Can be different. Ram is cheap and having 2 gigs is far better than 1.5. go for the 2x 1gigs

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A:Replacement PSU Question

I wouldn't take it back just yet.

You now have 2 power supplies--old and new.

Do you get one set of problems with the old one and another, different set of problems with the new one?

Or do you get the same set of problems, with both the old and new power supplies?

Power supplies are not easy to troubleshoot without special tools, so it's best to have 2 on hand and compare the problems with each. It is possible both are bad, but I would NOT assume so.
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What exactly do you need from it? A drive encrypter?
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A:V570 CPU replacement question

Dear Spanich,
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A:A Basic HDD Replacement Question

Hi, having activated Win 10 on your PC, you can simply replace your HDD, and clean install Win 10 (x32 or x64 as you like). There should be no need to enter a license code. (I didn't have to). Worst case you'd need to contact MS, which should be relatively routine.

You don't have to reinstall Win 8.

Your best approach is to create a Win 10 install disk and proceed from there. Why? You can subsequently use it
a. as a boot disk
b. for an in place upgrade repair (see tutorial section) - a real plus feature in Win 10.
c. It's one download.

Personally I would skip updates while installing.
As soon as you have your drivers configured, and a working environment, use disk imaging and create an image.

Now, you have backups, great. But have you started to use disk imaging yet? (3rd party program recommended widely here for this).
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Macrium Reflect (free) doesn't support incremental imaging, but is extremely competent if a bit geeky. Currently I like O&O Diskimage 9 (not free) rather than Aomei Backupper (free is ok)

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No just a Repair

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A:Mobo Replacement Question

if you still have the origional hard drive it should have windows and should be configured to your hardware (mobo) and no, your motherboard does not come with a new prossesor you will have to swap a few things from your old mobo onto your new one, no windows installation is required, if you want you can send me a private message and we can discuss this further
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A:Question regarding battery replacement in Aspire E...

First thing you need to check, the laptop you have purchased from Newegg is under warranty or not. To help you check this, please find the link given below and enter the laptop Product Serial number on the warranty status box: If it is under warranty, you can claim the replacement for battery, please find the link below to contact Acer Support Center: If the laptop is not under warranty, it is recommended to approach Newegg for replacing the laptop. If you are planning to buy a new laptop, it is suggested to buy from HP or Lenovo or any higher configuration of laptop from Acer brand according to your choice. Hope this will help you.

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Try virus scan i know sounds silly.

Uninstall drivers and re install using these ones :

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A:Simple Bezel Replacement Question

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A:Question regarding battery replacement in Aspire E...

First thing you need to check, the laptop you have purchased from Newegg is under warranty or not. To help you check this, please find the link given below and enter the laptop Product Serial number on the warranty status box: If it is under warranty, you can claim the replacement for battery, please find the link below to contact Acer Support Center: If the laptop is not under warranty, it is recommended to approach Newegg for replacing the laptop. If you are planning to buy a new laptop, it is suggested to buy from HP or Lenovo or any higher configuration of laptop from Acer brand according to your choice. Hope this will help you.

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I would temporarily disconnect HD2 so there is no way you can inadvertently wipe it or install Windows on the wrong drive.
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A:Emachine T2865 Motherboard Replacement Question.

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A:Spilled coffee on laptop, question about replacement parts

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. As you say - easy to do but a rather expensive cup of coffee
3. Such a problem is I am sorry to say impossible to solve - in an online situation - the only advise that I can offer is
If you are not technically knowledgeable enough to dismantle the laptop and check circuits with a meter - not of course with power connected - then it is a lost cause until you evaluate the cost effectiveness of paying for a computer repair business to evaluate it.
Coffee - water is of course a conductor and will effectively short live to earth - anything could have gone.
SORRY but a real and effective analysis will require professional test equipment and IMHO depending on local rates - you are talking about something in the order of £30 just to tell you it is a lost cause.
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I?m afraid another and different GPU will not work properly.
From my experience the BIOS will not handle such new device properly.

Of course this is just an assumption because I never tried such GPU replacement.
But according to different suggestion from people who tried to replace the notebook?s GPU, mostly its an compatibility problem between the GPU and motherboard/BIOS.

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A:question about lingo "whole unit replacement"

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If ATI Radeon X1200 cannot be removed from a Toshiba A215-S7437, can another graphics card be added with the ATI Radeon X1200 still intact?

Performance Video cards:

Nvidia GeForce Go6600
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
Nvidia GeForce 8400M-GT
Nvidia GeForce Go7600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
Nvidia GeForce Go7700
Nvidia GeForce 8600M-GS
Nvidia GeForce Go7600GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 DDR2
Nvidia GeForce 8600M-GT DDR2
Nvidia GeForce 9500M-GS DDR2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 GDDR3
Nvidia GeForce 8600M-GT GDDR3
Nvidia GeForce 8700M-GT
Nvidia GeForce 9650M-GS
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A:HDD Replacement

Hi, I can't see any problem with that. That is a good choice. Regards.
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