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Old 08-09-2007, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I press on the power button on my computer it sometimes starts up normally and some times sounds like it is starting up but then dies. It takes a couple of times pressing the power button before it actually starts up. What's wrong?

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Old 08-09-2007, 06:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You PSU isn't supplying enough power to the components.
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how can I fix it? Get a new psu?
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It could also be an overheating CPU.
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i have this same problem.

but the 450watt is more than enough power to run what's in it... and i know it isn't over heating because when it does turn on (it only happens once) the CPU is running at 29C.
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What kind of a PSU do you have? Brand name, Watts?
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FPS, 400 or 450, either or...steve said the PSU would work no problem.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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sounds alot like my problem!
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It not my computer really so I don't know the specs. But the first year and a half that I had the computer it worked fine, this has been happening up tp the 2 year mark.
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if you aren't sure what it is, swapping for a known good PSU can't hurt. at the least it will eliminate it as the cause.
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