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Random computer crashes, bad PSU possible cause.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Michelli, Jan 22, 2006.

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  1. Michelli

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    Hi everyone, thanks in advance for reading(and hopefully responding to XD) this post.

    About 2 weeks ago, I bought a DVD+/-/RAM RW burner off ebay for $80 Australian.

    Anyway, I took out my old CD burner and replaced it with the DVD burner, but, my computer wouldn't turn on. It'd start to power up, all the fans would go on, and then it'd just stop and the LED light on the front of my case would stay on. Then, I put BOTH drives into my PC, hooked them both up with jumpers set for the DVD Burner as master, CD burner as slave and it booted up just fine, with no problems. Or so I thought. About twice a day after that, my computer would just die all of a sudden. I've been playing GTA:SA for a while, and it was rather inconvienient when the ******* of a PC died just after I finished the hardest mission I'd ever attempted. So, after my PC had crashed a couple of times, I thought "Maybe the it's overheating", so I followed the guide in a magazine I had that said to put it in an open space with the side panel off so that air can circulate, and if your PC doesn't crash, then it's overheating. I did that, and it still chrashes, felt all over the outside of the case, even felt the heatsink on my mobo and CPU, everything is fairly cool. So, it's not overheating. Then I remembered that I still had a really, really, REALLY crappy PSU in my PC, and I'd started addingmore and more components to it. New Radeon 9600XT, new 5.1ch sound card, and finally, the burner. Is a 250w PSU gonna be able to power all this? I'm pretty sre by now that that is the problem, so I'm asking, can anyone recommend a 400-500w PSU that won't cost an arm and a leg? About $80-$100AU?(about $65-$80US if the exchange rater hasn't changed much lately) Also, it has to have the normal 20(I thnk)pin plug for the mobo, plus another 4 pin(with 2x12vplugs, the other 2 are ground wires) for the mobo.last PSU I bought (for my nans old computer that won't boot up) didn't have the 4-pin plug and it needed it, so I figured maybe it was something that isn't standard and I should ask about.
     
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