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Computer Shuts Off Multiple Times

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vAero, Feb 17, 2011.

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  1. vAero

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    When I try to install Windows XP onto my computer, my computer shuts down. I'm pretty sure I have enough power, as I am using a Intel i3 and the only other things that require power are my CD Drive and my Graphics card (NVidia GeForce 210, which can be seen here http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5271085&CatId=28). They are all low profile things, and I am running on a 300 watt power supply. All fans are spinning, and I connected everything correctly. No noises happen when it shuts down, it just does it.Do I have to buy a new PSU?
     
  2. dustyjay

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    A 300w power supply would not be considered enough power. It may be tht you need a new power supply. More along the lines of a quality manufacturer 450 or 500 watt power supply. Corsair, OCZ, Thermaltake, Enermax, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling are quality manufacturers among a few others.
     
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