Computer not booting, power issue?? 8 replies

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jimbo_0002

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#1 9 years ago

Well i tried to start up my computer and it only got as far as trying to read the memory and then it just stopped, couldn't here any loading sounds tried to get into the bios and wouldnt do anything, I tried restarting a few time but nothing, then i tried switch ram around check if there was any dust but still nothing, so i thought it might have been a power issue so i unplugged external HD's, and my keyboard and mouse and it started up :S

Im currently running a quad core, gtx260, 2x 1tb HD, 2 x 2gb ram on a 580watt psu and the +12v rails are only 16a i think but recomended for the gtx260 is 34a or 36a i belive, So i was thinking it might be a power issue?! I also have 5 or so fans aswell so i was thinking all my stuff is drawing to much power for my psu to handle?

Could this be correct?? It has happened around 4 times now

Just hoping someone on here might be able to shed some light on the subject?

Thanks




*Daedalus

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#2 9 years ago

Sounds like a PSU thing alright. Even forgetting that fact that your PC won't boot properly for a minute, when you have less than half the amperage recommended for a 260, you'll want to upgrade anyway, as it'll probably end up making your rig crash when you get into intense game scenes anyway.

Do you have a budget for a new PSU?




jimbo_0002

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#3 9 years ago

Ummm probably have a limit of around $200

I have a friend who recently just upgraded to a core i7 system so maybe ill be lucky enough to snag a bargain off him




Nitegriffin

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#4 9 years ago

Wow, what kind of 580W PSU can deliver only 16Amps on the +12V rail? Oo My poor little Codegen 400W offered the same. I think your current PSU might have splitted 12V rails, that's a tendency, but it's much reliable to have one single +12V rail, as quality brand PSU manufactures already realized it.

First, 200$ should be more than enough for a decent new PSU. For that money, you can buy PSU up to 850W from the better brands according to local prices, here.

Your problem does sound like a power supply issue, indeed. Tho other problems can always occour, like MB issues, or such, but that's unpredictable from here, and would be only wild guessing.

When selecting a new PSU, don't be only driven by higher Wattage number, a fine 620W 80 Plus Gold cerified PSU supposed to handle your system just fine. (Don't exactly know the power consumption of your cpu though). Go only for quality brands, and look out for the amperage on the +12V rail!




jimbo_0002

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#5 9 years ago

Alright thanks guys, I just got a message back from my mate and he has a spare Thermaltake Toughpower 1000watt that he is willing to let go of for $200 :P

Problem solved!!

Thanks guys




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#6 9 years ago

Thermaltake's Toughpower series PSUs are excellent. I have the 1200W version in my rig, however, a 1000W Toughpower is $330 on Newegg. If it's second-hand, and he's a friend of yours, I'd try and get a better deal. ;)




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#7 9 years ago

That sounds like a fair deal. Let's just hope it'll solve things. (I'm keeping my fingers crossed on you;)) However, an 1000W PSU is an overkill, even for your rig, imo. Leaves room for some nuclear plant upgrades for sure :)




jimbo_0002

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#8 9 years ago
The_Daedalus;4905989Thermaltake's Toughpower series PSUs are excellent. I have the 1200W version in my rig, however, a 1000W Toughpower is $330 on Newegg. If it's second-hand, and he's a friend of yours, I'd try and get a better deal. ;)

Thats $330 American yeah?? Im in Aus so prices are a bit more here but yeah he is a mate so i can always try get a better price :D




kow_ciller

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#9 9 years ago

$200 USD can buy you a corsair tx1000. Although $200 AUD is not a bad deal, even for a used thoughpower psu.