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Old 06-30-2004, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry New system randomly shuts down

Hi there:

I just built a new system with the ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe, the other components are as follows:

memory: 1 stick 512 crucial memory 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
videocard: VGA ATIOEM|RADEON 9600 256M 8X RTL
cpu fan: thermaltake volcano
2 hard drives 40G and 120G
Enermax case (has lit up lcd screen connected to powersupply to tell temperature)
Power supply: 350w
OS: windows XP
cpu: AMD|3000/400 ATHLON XP BARTON %

I had to update the BIOS to fix a problem with VC, then it was working fine but it started shutting down. Usually when I get home at night I get to work with it for 30 to 60 minutes with no problems, then it shuts down, but the power light is on so I have to press the power switch 5s to turn it off and then I can turn it on again. After the first shut down it will shut down as soon as it finishes loading Windows. CPU is running at 54/55 degrees with fan at full speed not sure if this may be it, also thought it could be PS if the MB takes more power than usual. Please help.

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Old 06-30-2004, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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350 watts is not enough go to this link

with my calculations you probably have about 375.

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Old 07-02-2004, 10:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like a powersupply issue. Get at least a 480 watt.
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Old 07-02-2004, 10:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Like Beedubaya said... Get a 480 watt... But make sure it isnt some cheap brand. Get a quality product. I would strongly recommend the Antec TruePower 480 Gold or Antec TrueBlue 480 (if you want to get fancy).

The importance of the power supply is underestimated. Dont go cheap!
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