Is a new PSU the answer

drdodd

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I have a radeon x800 pro 1gb ram 3.2 ghz. I have this problem, the other day the graphics went all screwed up and then the monitor went into power save mode. Since then i have been unable to turn the monitor on as it just goes into stand by mode. I have tested other monitors with the pc and they have the same problem and i am sure the monitor is not the problem. To me it sounds like the computer is starting up fine, unfortunately i cannot se what is happening. Is it possible that the cheap 350 watt psu is not supplying enough power to all of the parts??

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The_Other_One

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No, I don't think that's a power problem, not unless it's a reoccuring problem. Now, it sounds more like hardware failure, seeing as you no longer get anything. What exactly is "normal startup" for you? Like, do you get a beep and then hear the harddrive thinking/see the light flash? Do you hear it go to windows?

I'd say try another video card if you can.
 

Mental Liberator

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350 watts!??!?!? wtf!!! you need atleast 500... but taht doesn't sound like the problem but ull need one anyways so get a 500 watt by antec or allied or thermaltake
 

The_Other_One

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500 watts my ass... I have a duron running on a 200watt PS and my main system on a 350watt. Besides, I hear most of those super power supplies are just junk, and your better off getting a pricy 350 watt...
 

The_Other_One

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I actually heard they where more power hungry at some point? That was one of the reasons they put off so much heat *shrugs*
 

athlon64fx

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mine dont put out much heat. my case inside is actually not too hot. just a very tad warm ifeel the processor and its not too bad evne running lots of apps.
 
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