:help: I upgraded my sony vaio rz32g to 2 G PC3200 ram, and a PNY 6600 GT graphics card. Everything worked fine for a while.
Then one day, I go to start the computer up, and I get 2-3 quick beeps followed by 5 or 6 beeps, my monitor dialogue box reads no input; going to powersave mode, and the monitor shuts down. The computer is still hummin along, I can eject drives, all fans are going, etc. I conjecture to myself that I have just about maxed out my luck on running the system with a 300w PSU. So I went out and purchased an ANTEC Trueblue 480W PSU. Here's my question for y'all: how come the computer will work with
1. the old PSU, or
2. the new ANTEC PSU, BUT ONLY IF IT IS NOT IN THE CASE!!!
if I put the antec in the case, and hook all my wires up just like when I had the ANTEC outside of my case, I get 3 beeps followed by 6 beeps.
Why should in or outside of the case make a difference?
Also, what do the beeps mean?
And finally, the ANTEC is different from the stock PSU. The stock psu has no exterior power switch, unlike the ANTEC. When I use the antec in the case (well, half in the case- it doesn't quite fit into the case, and hangs out of the back 2 or 3 inches- the second I hit the PSU power switch, the computer starts to boot up adn then goes to the beeps. Why does the new PSU bypass the power button on the front of the computer? and could that be part of the problem.
The only other question I have is that I noticed that the stock PSU fan monitor wire has 3 strands (blue, white, black) while the ANTEC fan monitor lead has onl 2 strands (blue, black). Could this make the difference, and what do those wires do per se?