Dying PSU?

  poogles_uk 13:11 07 Mar 2004

I have a 250W PSU (cheapie i think), +3.3v - 14A, +5V - 25A, +12V - 10A. I have an A7N8X-D, with 2 HDD, a CDRW,a DVD, modem,

Geforce 4 ti4200 graphics card, modem, raid card, 1 case fan, 1 extrctor fan and 512mb PC3200 ram with an Athlon 1.2ghz CPU.

After the computer has been turned on, it cuts out, like shutdown,however it sometimes restarts. The power light is still on,

however dimmer. It can do this after the POST, loading XP, in XP, etc. Usually it wont turn on again for a couple of mins. Is

my PSU on its way out? I have had it under this spec for 3 months,however i had an Soltek SL75-KAV before this for about 2

years. It only has started to give me problems recently.

If so would an Enermax EG365P-VE, do the job? I will want to change this to at least a XP2800+, with another 512mb Ram. Would

this still be ok?

Urgent reply needed

  Chegs ® 13:19 07 Mar 2004

I would upgrade the PSU anyway.The Ti graphics card I have is "power hungry" and refuses to run on a 300W PSU(I have RAID/XP2700/1.0Gb DDR,etc)I borrowed a mates 350W when I 1st installed my new hardware,and it struggled,its thermal cutout would cut in,and needing left to cool down before a second attempt at firing up PC.I bought a 400W PSU and its been fine since.

  Paranoid Android 13:47 07 Mar 2004

click here - courtesy of Holly Polly in another thread.


Need a new PSU...

I use the ernemax PSU's with my setup and they are fine and dandy. one of the best bit's of kit's i have had for my PC.

  Paranoid Android 17:08 07 Mar 2004

Agree. I also have one.


  poogles_uk 17:44 07 Mar 2004

So the 350W would be ok?

How about when i upgrade, the watt calculator gets that i would need a 400W, and my machine gets 368W.

What should i get? will the enermax be ok for my upgrades?

  poogles_uk 17:55 07 Mar 2004

Can someone tell me where i can get the EG465P?

As scan dont have it at the moment

  Paranoid Android 18:01 07 Mar 2004
  Rayuk 18:44 07 Mar 2004

Or here
click here

  poogles_uk 18:54 07 Mar 2004

would the 350W Enermax be ok, even after my upgrades?

  fitcher 19:50 09 Mar 2004

just replaced my weak willed 400w psu unit came with cheap case .with a qtech gold 550 w (hope I am not advertising )cost £23.57
a terrific psu well made for the price.drives anything

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