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Postby MonteLDS on Sun Apr 13, 2003 12:32 pm

Okay need to ask how much power would i need for 4 IDE drives, 1 DVD burner and of course motherboard. My box is actting crazy wantted to know if maybe I am out of power
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Apr 13, 2003 12:54 pm

According to your system specs in the sig and the info you provided, I think you need atleast a 300-350watt PSU. If you have anything under 300 watts, you need a new power supply for sure. If your planning on adding more stuff to your system, go with a 400 watt power supply to keep your system happy during future upgrades.

Don't forget to pick up a PSU from Antec, Enermax, Sparkle, or any other high quality company.
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Postby burninfool on Sun Apr 13, 2003 2:40 pm

How is your computer acting crazy?Some common signs of a failing or inadequate PSU are:
1.you get "Boot Disk Failure","Invalid Command",etc.
2.you get to CMOS screen then your monitor goes black
3.your desktop freezes
BTW..these are also symptoms of a virus so you might want to run a virusscan.
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Postby MonteLDS on Sun Apr 13, 2003 3:51 pm

burninfool wrote:How is your computer acting crazy?Some common signs of a failing or inadequate PSU are:
1.you get "Boot Disk Failure","Invalid Command",etc.
2.you get to CMOS screen then your monitor goes black
3.your desktop freezes


i have gotten #3 twice recentlyI have a 350W PS
I got my PC to boot and say it can't find the primary master or slave
I disable my raid and it then booted. but asked me what drive to use to boot
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Postby skinfreak on Sun Apr 27, 2003 4:30 am

The thing to do is unplug a pair of your drives and then see what happens (unplugg completey...IDE cable and PSU connector), and if things are still screwy, then it isn't your PSU.
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