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acer aspire t160 upgrade PSU ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jimmymcma, Jan 8, 2009.

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  1. jimmymcma

    jimmymcma Thread Starter

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    Hello guys,

    I have had an acer aspire t160 for a couple of years now,

    Just got a new 32 inch LCD tv for xmas (yes santa took pity on me ;) ) so i am now using this as my primary monitor for the pc.

    The system came with onboard graphics which worked OK, but struggled when playing certain videos on the TV....therefore I rushed out and grabbed a 512 PNY NVIDA Geforce 9500 GT.

    All excited, I installed the gfx card and everything seemed to be fine, running windows vista ultimate v smoothly.

    but over the past few days the machine has been jumping to the blue screen of death with an INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR ...Its then when i looked at the gfx card box that I realised the card requires a minimum of 350W.

    Upon opening up my pc, I can see that my current PSU is only 300W (link below)

    http://www.impactcomputers.com/py-30008-009.html

    1) I guess this is the cause of the intermittent issues?

    2) Am I damaging the gfx card running it at a lower (300w) voltage than the recommended (350w)?

    3) Could anyone recommend a suitable replacement PSU that isnt going to damage the rest of my components :) ? (current voltages shown in spec below)


    System spec below :-


    Computer:
    Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
    Internet Explorer 7.0.6001.18000
    DirectX DirectX 10.0
    Computer Name JIMMYMC-PC
    User Name Jimmy Mc
    Logon Domain JimmyMc-PC
    Date / Time 2009-01-01 / 19:32

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3500+
    Motherboard Name Acer FC51GM
    Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA GeForce 6100, AMD Hammer
    System Memory 4096 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
    DIMM1: Micron 16VDDT12864AY40BF2 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
    DIMM2: Micron 16VDDT12864AY40BF2 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
    DIMM3: Micron 16VDDT12864AY40BF2 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
    DIMM4: Micron 16VDDT12864AY40BF2 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3

    [ NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT ]

    Video Adapter Properties:
    Device Description NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
    Adapter String GeForce 9500 GT
    BIOS String Version 62.94.2c.0.52
    Chip Type GeForce 9500 GT
    DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
    Driver Date 12/11/2008
    Driver Version 7.15.11.8048 - nVIDIA ForceWare 180.48
    Driver Provider NVIDIA
    Memory Size 512 MB

    Installed Drivers:
    nvd3dumx 7.15.11.8048
    nvd3dum 7.15.11.8048 - nVIDIA ForceWare 180.48
    nvwgf2umx 7.15.11.8048
    nvwgf2um 7.15.11.8048

    Video Adapter Manufacturer:
    Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
    Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/page/products.html
    Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
    Driver Update http://driveragent.com?ref=59

    [ NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT ]

    Video Adapter Properties:
    Device Description NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
    Adapter String GeForce 9500 GT
    BIOS String Version 62.94.2c.0.52
    Chip Type GeForce 9500 GT
    DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
    Driver Date 12/11/2008
    Driver Version 7.15.11.8048 - nVIDIA ForceWare 180.48
    Driver Provider NVIDIA
    Memory Size 512 MB

    Installed Drivers:
    nvd3dumx 7.15.11.8048
    nvd3dum 7.15.11.8048 - nVIDIA ForceWare 180.48
    nvwgf2umx 7.15.11.8048
    nvwgf2um 7.15.11.8048

    Video Adapter Manufacturer:
    Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
    Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/page/products.html
    Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
    Driver Update http://driveragent.com?ref=59


    [ Motherboard ]

    Motherboard Properties:
    Manufacturer Acer
    Product FC51GM
    Serial Number 043A61005141

    [ Memory Controller ]

    Memory Controller Properties:
    Error Detection Method 64-bit ECC
    Error Correction None
    Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
    Current Memory Interleave 1-Way
    Supported Memory Speeds 70ns, 60ns, 50ns
    Supported Memory Types SPM, DIMM
    Supported Memory Voltages 2.9V
    Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MB
    Memory Slots 4

    [ Processors / AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+ ]

    Processor Properties:
    Manufacturer Unknown
    Version AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+
    External Clock 201 MHz
    Maximum Clock 3000 MHz
    Current Clock 1005 MHz
    Type Central Processor
    Voltage 1.1 V
    Status Disabled by user
    Upgrade Socket 939
    Socket Designation Socket 939

    [ Caches / Internal Cache ]

    Cache Properties:
    Type Internal
    Status Enabled
    Operational Mode Write-Back
    Maximum Size 128 KB
    Installed Size 128 KB
    Supported SRAM Type Synchronous
    Current SRAM Type Synchronous
    Socket Designation Internal Cache

    [ Caches / Internal Cache ]

    Cache Properties:
    Type Internal
    Status Enabled
    Operational Mode Write-Back
    Maximum Size 128 KB
    Installed Size 128 KB
    Supported SRAM Type Synchronous
    Current SRAM Type Synchronous
    Socket Designation Internal Cache

    [ Caches / External Cache ]

    Cache Properties:
    Type Internal
    Status Enabled
    Operational Mode Write-Back
    Maximum Size 512 KB
    Installed Size 512 KB
    Supported SRAM Type Synchronous
    Current SRAM Type Synchronous
    Socket Designation External Cache


    --------[ Sensor ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Sensor Properties:
    Sensor Type ITE IT8712F (ISA 290h)
    GPU Sensor Type Diode (NV-Diode)
    Chassis Intrusion Detected Yes

    Temperatures:
    Motherboard 44 °C (111 °F)
    CPU 10 °C (50 °F)
    CPU Diode 47 °C (117 °F)
    GPU Diode 45 °C (113 °F)

    Cooling Fans:
    CPU 2280 RPM

    Voltage Values:
    CPU Core 1.39 V
    +2.5 V 1.22 V
    +3.3 V 3.30 V
    +5 V 4.95 V
    +12 V 11.71 V
    +5 V Standby 4.97 V
    VBAT Battery 2.86 V
    Debug Info F 4A 00 FF
    Debug Info T 138 44 10
    Debug Info V 57 4C CE B8 B7 C4 A0 (35)


    --------[ CPU ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    CPU Properties:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3500+
    CPU Alias Venice S939
    CPU Stepping DH-E6
    Instruction Set x86, x86-64, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
    Original Clock 2200 MHz
    Min / Max CPU Multiplier 4x / 11x
    L1 Code Cache 64 KB (Parity)
    L1 Data Cache 64 KB (ECC)
    L2 Cache 512 KB (On-Die, ECC, Full-Speed)

    CPU Physical Info:
    Package Type 939 Pin uOPGA
    Package Size 4.00 cm x 4.00 cm
    Transistors 68.5 million
    Process Technology 9Mi, 90 nm, CMOS, Cu, SOI
    Die Size 84 mm2
    Core Voltage 1.400 - 1.450 V
    I/O Voltage 1.2 V + 2.5 V
    Maximum Power 67.0 W

    CPU Manufacturer:
    Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Product Information http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118,00.html

    CPU Utilization:
    CPU #1 75 %


    If you require any further information please let me know!

    Many Many thanks in advance!! :)

    Jimmy:)
     
  2. BG-0

    BG-0

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    1) YES
    2) YES!
    3) YES, but first I'd need to know if the Acer uses an ATX PSU, or some crap proprietary unit. Hmm. Start by measuring the power supply you currently have. (WHL)
     
  3. jimmymcma

    jimmymcma Thread Starter

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  4. BG-0

    BG-0

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    Yeah I've checked that site but it tells actually nothing about the PSU.
     
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