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Old 01-19-2008, 04:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My PC has behaved strangely since Dec. 2007. It refused to start Windows on the 1st try. At first, if I turned off the PC and let the main power switch turned on and waited for a while (5-10 mins), it seems that the PC was charged fully and would behaved normally for the whole time U used the PC. The whole scearnio would begin again after I turned off the PC at night and turned it on the next morning!

But these few days, the situation has worsen. Even if I left the main power switch turned on for a few mins, I couldn't get my PC to load Windows on the 1st attempt! I had to reset my PC 2 to 3 times to load Windows. Then after Windows XP has loaded, it seems my PC responded slowly to applications (Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, etc) in the beginning. If I waited long enough, the applications might pop up and run smoothly?! If the application didn't pop up, then I had to kill it and restart again. Sometimes by killing and restarting appliciations, the PC just hanged. Pls help. Thanks!

*** I bought this PC in Aug, 2006. The PC retailer had exchanged 1 pc of 512 ram within the 1st few days when I bought this PC. Because of motherboard failure, it has also been changed to the same model (more advance edition) in Sept. 2007.


My PC spec.:
AMD athlon 64 x 2 ADA3800 AM2
Biostar Tforce 550 mainboard AM2
Mushkin ram 1G (512 x 2) PC667 DDR2
XFX PCX 7300GS 512MB DDR2 Display card
Cooler Master 450W PSU
Creative Audigy 2 ZS soundcard
3 casing fans
floppy drive
BenQ DVDwriter
LG DVDwriter
Seagate sata harddisk 200GB (Windows XP) in a removable harddisk rack with a fan underneath
Maxtor IDE harddisk 160GB
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Default Re: PC not enough electricity or power??

sounds like a problem i had w/ my packard bell i had back in like 96.. lol took the motherboard out first... then suddenly it needed a new psu as well

could be power supply failure... could be ram

try taking out a stick of ram, then booting up again, and if that don't work, switch sticks.. and if it still fails... could be a psu problem
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I took out a piece of 512 ram and suddenly the PC seems to be back to normal again!
But I haven't turned off the PC for the whole night and wait until the next morning (if not, at least a few hours) to test if my PC is really normal without that piece of ram!
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okay, sounds like you had some faulty ram then... definitely grab a new stick

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