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New pc problems, poss psu

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dogandduck, 7 Jul 2006.

  1. dogandduck

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    Hope you can advise me,

    I just bought a amd 3500 ati x1800 and asus mobo on am2

    problem i get is pc boots up, starts to setup win xp but either hangs or dies.

    im using my old 400 watt psu and it is 20 pin not 24 pin, do you guys think is deffo the problem or could it be something else.


    thanks in advance.
     
  2. GhostRider

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    Joined: 23 May 2006

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  3. Yewen

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    What motherboard you running?

    Think AM2 requires a ATX 2.0+ PSU and has no backwards compatability. So a new PSU is almost certainly required.
     
  4. dogandduck

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    this is my mobo - Asus M2NPV-VM Micro ATX (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-144-AS)


    psu is prob a year old if i look in right place the 12v was running at 11.9v
     
  5. dogandduck

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    ive went and got a atx 2.0 psu 400 watt

    but im still getting blue screen of death at different times during win xp set up grrr grrrr
     
  6. GhostRider

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    Take it back and get a 580w one i think

    In this sticky it recommends a 580w one here

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=121317


    PREPARE YOUR SYSTEM

    Its not uncommon these days to require a good quality PSU (Power Supply Unit) . To achieve maximum compatability it is recommended to have atleast a quality 350+ Watt PSU.

    My personal findings show that the Enermax 350w+, Antec TrueBlue 480w, Hiper Type R 580w all work without problems on anything less than an X1800XT . For an X1800XT or X1900XT(X) GPU i would recommend a minimum of 580w
     
  7. okey

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    dogandduck, did you ever get your problem fixed?