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Old 01-11-2006, 01:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The higher wattage doesn't matter, what does matter is if the Power supply is a different Form factor or is a propiretary Unit from a prebuilt computer. In either case, if it doesn't fit 100% don't use it.
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when I had your problem, it was a bad cpu
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It wouldn't be the fan, that would not affect how it starts up at first, but possible the PSU is trying to gather up energy into the capacitors and it's having a hard time converting AC to DC....

Actually, depending on the manufacturer it MIGHT be the fan. Some PSU's will NOT power up if the fan isn't spinning. The screeching noise may be the bearing going out. It may also be the HDD is about to go bad, too. Have you had any stability issues lately? As suggested above, try and pinpoint were the sound is coming from.
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I had the exact problem that he had with the same symptoms. I'm thinking that the cpu was making the fan sqeal like that because it was turning a lot faster than it was suppose to or I'm think the the processor was making the noise. I took it back and replace it and the noise disappeared
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It could be anything from a crappy maxtor HDD to the PSU, but the chances are that it IS the PSU trying to supply power and has to build up a large charge and cant
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Well I it must be the psu cause I took one out of another computer and it booted right up w/ no problems. I'm going to go on newegg.com and find a new psu to buy. Thanks everyone
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Well I it must be the psu cause I took one out of another computer and it booted right up w/ no problems. I'm going to go on newegg.com and find a new psu to buy. Thanks everyone
Tell me a budget for a psu and Ill show you one.
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was thinking about getting this
Rosewill RV450S-2 ATX 2.01 450W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182019
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Rosewills really arent so great
I think the main companies are thermaltake, antec, coolermaster, ocz, sparkle and ummm thats all I know about powersupplies.
Get something over 400W.
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was thinking about getting this
Rosewill RV450S-2 ATX 2.01 450W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182019
Hrmm not that one. The cheapest you want to go is a 39.99$ Fortron 400 watt.

But the 450 Watt 49.99$ fortron is a much better value.
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