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need some help please

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ozzman23, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. ozzman23

    ozzman23 Guest

    ok i have a little problem thats getting real annoying, my comp i have, had it for little over a year, i bought it from wall mart. its a compaq model sr1703wm i know its a asus mobo a8ae-le
    sempron (p) 3200+ amd. okay now here is what i have in it nvida 256mb vid card, 4 80gig hds, cd/r and a dvd/r, 768mb ram. with stock power suply. now the problem iv been having wich just started like two weeks ago if i shut down the pc i have a hard time to get it to boot back up, sometimes the screen just stays black and sometimes you can just see the windows logo come on. If i get in the tower and unplug the hds and rom power conectors and plug them back in it will most often boot up then, or i just have to keep turnning it on and off and after about a half hour or so it will decide to boot up. now if i just do a restart i have no problems. A friend of mine said to upgrade the power suply because of all the stuff i have in my pc. Any idias if that is what causing this? thanks
     
  2. SkyLynx

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    It sounds to me like your friend is right.

    You have 6 drives running off a stock PSU. It might be time to upgrade the PSU.
     
  3. ozzman23

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    ya i have six drives, and i forgot to mention i also have a raid controller in it to, and i have an external 3 1/2 floopy running off of the usb, which i have two usb ports in the back of the tower, and usb huubs running off of them, i ordered a 680 watt powersuply should that be enough for what im running?
     
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    Absolutely!

    Let us know how it turns out for you.
     
  5. ozzman23

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    thanks alot, i just joined this site, i like it alot, quick responses and nice people, glad i found it, I should have the new psu in about four days let ya know if it takes care of the problem. I really didnt think that would be it cause iv run my sytem the way it is now for about 4 months and it just started this problem. but im going to try the psu. I need to get this fix..
     

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