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Old 05-14-2004, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. Just this morning when i tried to turn on my comp, my PSU died after about 20 seconds. So i suppose i need a new one now. It didnt smoke or anything. It just died. When i plug it in and try to turn on my computer it gives a small "bzzz" sound like the fan is trying to kick in and thats it.

I'm thinking of this http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...163-018&depa=1

My old one was a 400W Duro (never heard of it before, was probably just crap)

I kept getting lots of errors when i would play my games. I thought it was a virus or something, but perhaps my vid card just wasnt getting enough power. Either way i need a new one.

I was wondering if that PSU is to powerful? If there can be such a thing.

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WinXP
768MB PC2100 RAM
Ge-Force FX 5700 ultra 128MB
80Gig HD
Asus A7V333-X Motherboard
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Old 05-14-2004, 12:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can't overpower your computer with a PSU thats too big. Let me clue you in on something obvious though: 580W for $35 = piece of crap. if you want a good budget model look up the enlight 420watt on newegg.
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Old 05-14-2004, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well, the reviews seem to suggest its a good PSU
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Old 05-14-2004, 02:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is this what you were talking about?

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-604&depa=1

I'm just worried if i get a PSU to weak that it will just burn up in a couple months like my old one.
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Old 05-14-2004, 07:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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my 300w recently failed because i overloaded, i got a really good onwe from antec 480w trueblue. its got 2 fans amd very quiet, it worth looking up, i recommend it.
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Old 05-15-2004, 12:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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you can't overpower your computer with a PSU thats too big. Let me clue you in on something obvious though: 580W for $35 = piece of crap. if you want a good budget model look up the enlight 420watt on newegg.
I've never heard of someone damaging their pc because of a psu that was too powerful. Seeming how the psu would regulate the power output based on the systems demand I don't see how that would happen.
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It isn't possible to overpower it. You may be going with a little bit of overkill though, not many systems need that much power.
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I went with ekÆsine's opinion and got the enlight 420W. Thanks guys.
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Old 05-18-2004, 10:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ei...sorry , ask suddenly queation.. how to know the PSU overload??
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Old 05-19-2004, 01:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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good question. if his computer is still making a "bzzzz" sound that might mean his motherboard fried and not his power supply.
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