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Old 02-19-2007, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy ***psu Help****

I just built a computer and it was working fine for a week..then it just shut off while playing fear and wont come back on..I had an automatic shut off when it gets to 180 degrees F ..I dont think its fried..Is it likely that the psu just went out?
This is what I have:
450w psu
asus p5n-sli mother board
160 gig hard drive
dvd-cd drive
BFG Nvidia 8800gts
cheapy sound card
pentium d processor

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Old 02-19-2007, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Which PSU is it? If its a cheap Case/PSU combo - most likely.

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Old 02-19-2007, 08:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Unplug the AC from the pc.Unplug all the HDs , DVds everything cept for the power going to the mainboard, remove all non essential cards . If the mainboard has onboard video use that and remove your video card. . Remove your ram, DO NOT put the ram back in. Plug in the pc, Turn on the pc, a normal working pc will complain that it can not find any ram and start beeping. If no beeps and no lights on the front. Go to comp usa or simular store and buy a $25 PSU tester.
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