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Old 01-25-2005, 12:10 AM   #21
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450 is more than enough. Way more than enough.
If it'* an el'cheapo power supply..... 450w is the MAX output... which means it could run as little as 300w sustained....

Antec, Enermax and other good brand names, rate their power supplys differently then the el'cheapo (chinese) ones..... trust me... I see it every day.

If you paid $30 for your power supply you paid too little.
I'd spend no less then $50 on it.
(Cdn of course )
Yes, the brand makes a huge difference. Foxconn is a good brand that is VERY affordable, as Antec, Enermax, Vantec and such are more expensive. Raidmax is in the middle as far as price, and they are good PSU'* too.
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Jim, did you remove that "automatic reset" check box?

If so.... write down if you get any STOP codes....
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I dont have the computer with me, however once I do the new RAM and PSU then I will take a look into stop codes, if the problem persists.
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I dont have the computer with me, however once I do the new RAM and PSU then I will take a look into stop codes, if the problem persists.
I'd look into the stop codes first.... no sense in replacing the ram & psu if you don't need too.
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Merlin 91/97 I am just used to more of the computer tech forums where msot every one when saying things like that they beleive that 100% and that is why I was not going to sat any thing more about it but O whell who cares.
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Merlin 91/97 I am just used to more of the computer tech forums where msot every one when saying things like that they beleive that 100% and that is why I was not going to sat any thing more about it but O whell who cares.
We are a bit more relaxed here..... Jimbo knows I'm an Intel man... and I'll take any chance to jab him about his AMD'*..... hehe

It'* all in good fun...
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Cool I have been away from here for a while until I started selling cars for gasp Ford the main reason was school and before that during the summer I was working two jobs at the horse race track and ADidas ware house that was fun leave one and go to the other 11am to 11pm

Im having more fun now and still loving my Bonnie
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Service Pack 2 was installed on a clean HD and it was not online when installed. I have heard SP2 problems with dirty installs but not on a clean hard disk. Its one stick of 512 RAM, I bet its faulty RAM. Once tomorrow rolls around I will call them back to do a RAM test or just to give me another stick. Maybe I'll buy a new box/power supply for chits and giggles.

I'm betting its RAM.

Thanks guys, keep it coming, I need ammunition to deal with these idiots.
service pack 2 can have problems on a system even on a clean install... please give me specs on ur system so i can look it up
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Thanks for all the posts guys.

I have bought a new 400W power supply for safety. They are also swapping the old 512 DDR RAM for a new stick of 512.

Hopefully I will be fully operational tonight!
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Good luck. Hopefully everything works alright.
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