This is my first post here in the forum, but I live in Northern NY and had to find another place to ask computer questions besides the little computer shop downtown owned by an old man who won't sell you anything.
Anyway, I recently built my first computer, its a great box, or at least it would be if it would start up when I needed it too.
If it gets shut down, it shows 'signal error' but the computer seems to runs fine. I had done some troubleshooting (took out the extra junk, swapped out the video card, tried a different monitor, etc) and figured it was the motherboard. I sent that in to where I bought it, they sent me out a new one, but even with the new mobo my computer is still acting up.
I dont know much about PSUs, now Im thinking that maybe the graphics card isnt getting enough power, if thats possible
I dont know Im still a bit of a noob when it comes to hardware.
- Intel Pentium4 2.8 GHz 800fsb
- Abit IC7 MAX3 Motherboard
- 2 GB Corsair TWINX 1024-4000PRO
- NVIDIA Geforce FX 5900 Ultra
- Creative Audigy 2
- 2 Seagate 120MB 7200 Hard Drives
- Pioneer DVR-106 DVD/CD Burner
- 4 80mm fans, 2 with led
- 1 12 inch case light
All this is being powered by an Antec True Blue 480. Like I said, I dont know a whole lot about power supplies, how possible is it that this is the issue? I would have thought 480 watts would have been enough but Im stupid and uneducated. Could I please have some help?
--- Quick note: I was looking at playing with the memory speeds and overclocking the CPU to 3.0 GHZ when I get it working, so I would want to make sure I had enough power for that.