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Old 09-21-2005, 11:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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but... take out your vid card and see if it dies still. if it doesn't then you know its a "lack of power" problem.
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Old 09-22-2005, 01:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Could also be your video card overheating. A lot of times when a video card overheats it will freeze the screen or turn the computer off. If your card has a fan on it try putting some thermal compound on it to help dissapate heat. It will probably shut down a lot more if you play video games on it.
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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you'd have to get a more powerful psu if you want to rule this out. if you think the 450w isn't providing enough power testing a 300w isn't really narrowing the possibilities
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Old 09-22-2005, 04:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i beleave that yes i need a bigger psu mine only has 14a on the 12v rail and my MB manual recomands at least 18a so ima try one with more
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Oh, sorry. I didn't notice you posted the stats in the fist post.
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Old 10-01-2005, 01:19 AM   #16 (permalink)
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ok so heres the thing i got a different PSU (600w) and well it hasnt changed still dies any other ideas
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Old 10-01-2005, 01:24 AM   #17 (permalink)
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it also depends on the quality of PSU. if you get a cheap PSU that says max [something] Watts, then chances are, it usually doesn't give that.
you'll want a PSU that can constantly output what it's rated at, not just get that occasionally
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:44 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i beleave that yes i need a bigger psu mine only has 14a on the 12v rail and my MB manual recomands at least 18a so ima try one with more
I think you just answered your own question.

Isn't that 2900 an unusual configuration? I think Tigerdirect was selling these, but some were having issues? I recall that AMD "special made" these for someone. Perhaps someone with a better memory can expand on this.
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Old 10-03-2005, 11:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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well my new PSu has 24a on the 12v rail so that shouldnt be a problem anymore
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Old 10-18-2005, 12:06 AM   #20 (permalink)
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yah it ends up that it will only work with a specific HP mobo so i tryed a different Cpu and it works great now(slower but great) so that means i need to break down and buy a new cpu fun stuff
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