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A7V8X constant resets/crashes

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wyd69, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. wyd69

    wyd69 Thread Starter

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    Ok I have a XP 2000+ with 512 Samsung ram and A7V8X Asus board...

    Now whenever I install windows things constantly crash and screw up... now I think thats due to the unregistered windows I possess... But besides that I think it may be a power supply issue mainly b/c whenever I play a game or something like Adobe Photoshop etc my stupid comp restarts... and the +5 lead is at freakin 4.78volts!!!! Please , I need help!!!
     
  2. rmay635703

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    How big is your PSU?

    You need at least 350watt to be happy, 400 to be in the clear.

    Cheers
     
  3. wyd69

    wyd69 Thread Starter

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    It's a 420watt some generic company PSU that came with my tower case... I'd like to get a enermax but am not sure if it would bring the +5 lead up to 5.00 or 5.05 from 4.78
     
  4. Rockn

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    There should be a built in tolerance for the +5 voltage of + or - so many volts. I bet 99% of the people on the foums power supplies do not read exactly +5 volts. If you are reading this voltage from a monitoring app that can be off as well. The only way to really tell is with a Multi-meter. If you have no other problems until you put the system under load I would suspect another component.
     
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