What faults occur as a result of too low a PSU?

  BernieE 04:34 10 Aug 2003

I have a PB9650 AMD Athlon PC with a CD/CD-RW, DVD/CD, internal 56kb modem and a power supply of 125 watts, 1 internal fan and heatsink. Windows 2000 2nd ed O/S.

I'm having constant freezing and crashing and am now unable to use the PC. Could this be a result of there being too low a PSU? Overheating?

The motherboard and memory chip have already been replaced and Windows and all software reinstalled several times, but the faults got worse until I couldn't even log on, it froze during start up.

Any advice would be appreciated.

  AndySD 06:57 10 Aug 2003

Yes the freezing etc could well be caused by the psu and at 125 its way too low. I replaced one last week for exactly this reason..... no problems since then. ( but I wont promise its the problem in your case).... A good cheap PSU... click here

  goonerbill 07:20 10 Aug 2003

as AndySD said, it could be ya psu and at 125 watts i would say it is ya psu.

the link he has put on his post, is a good psu (have one in my pc, tower(400watt). only fault with it, it is a little bit noisy.

  goonerbill 07:27 10 Aug 2003

sorry, heres specs of my pc so ya get an idea of what it can run with no problems.

mobo=gigabyte ga-7vax, cpu=athlon 2500+ barton, memory=512mb pc2700, graphics card=geforce4 ti4400, soundcard=audigy,harddrives=seagate40gb+80gb,2 case fans, 1 exhaust fan in pci slot.

  goonerbill 07:27 10 Aug 2003


  BernieE 15:20 10 Aug 2003

Thanks AndySD and Goonerbill. Help appreciated.

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