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Power Supply Issues,,,

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by leesom, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. leesom

    leesom Guest

    hey i was just wondering if anybody could help me out with this .. now when im using my dvd drive to convert video or anything that involves conversion my computer shuts down about halfway through the process basiclly the idea that i have got is that my power supply may be acting up is there anyway that this can be fixed or does it require to be replaced thanks
     
  2. marsey99

    marsey99 Regular member

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    probably requires a beefier model this link will give you an idea of what you are using/what you need.
     
  3. elokito

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    or the cpu might b heating up 2 much
     
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    Post your PC specs to help a bit further.

    But as -elokito - said, It might be heating up to much. Or is this recent problem.
     
  5. leesom

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    sorry i forgot to do that my specs are

    p4 3000,1 gig ddr ram, nvidia 6600gt, dvd+Rw, 200 gig hdd, asus mainboard. not to sure of the model but it is a fairly basic model.
    and i think i have a 240w power supply that might b the problem but this has never happend before it has only recently just started to much up .. but any further help would b great thanks
     
  6. marsey99

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    240w is a bit small but with those componants it should be enough. do you have any usb devices, fans or any thing else that takes power from your pc (anything new)?

    it could be overheating, speedfan can tell what your temps are in realtime. this will allow you to see how high they go. im not sure what the shutdown temp is for your cpu but if its getting up to 60c(ish) its too hot.

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    cleaning any dust and fluff from any vents and from your heatsink and fan will help you keep your temps down. routing any (and all) cables away from your major componants will help aid the airflow through your case.
     
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