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  1. Posts : 5,834
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       #61

    indianatone, to be sure. Are you speaking of this one? http://www.amazon.com/Replacement-DP...s+power+supply
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  2. pparks1's Avatar
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       #62

    This thread made me realize that it's been well over a year since I even turned on my desktop computer. I do everything on my work laptop (windows 8.1) and my personal laptop (13" MacBook Pro).
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  3. Posts : 5,834
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       #63

    Want to sell it, Parks?

    I left here using my daughter's Dell Inspiron laptop with 7. Not exactly a thrilling experience for me.
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  4. pparks1's Avatar
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       #64

    The thing is ancient history now. Core 2 Quad Q9550, 8GB of RAM, 80GB Intel SSD, 1TB WD Caviar Black, Nvidia GTX570, Antec P180 Case, Corsair HX630 modular power supply.
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  5. Posts : 5,834
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       #65

    Helluva lot better machine than I have! I guess I'm going to have to get serious about building one.
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  6. CountMike's Avatar
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       #66

    HippsieGypsie said:
    Ugh! Nightmare here again! I get the replacement PSU this afternoon and install it. The thing boots up first passing the BIOS post, after a few seconds I see the start flag, and then it goes into a repair on disk I, which is my 10 partition. This is understandable since the PSU crashed on that side. It gets done and boots into 8.1, but with no boot choice/options screen as usual before that. I thought ok, 10 may be damaged. I see the constant red LED light which it's read/writing to the HD, which is usual for this machine.

    I let it do it's thing while I went to the washroom. Came back a few minutes later and the thing is off. I hit the power button and nothing. I slid the thing sideways to unplug it, but while doing that I see a flash and hear a pop coming from the back of the PSU. I think the little bit of vibration must have done something? Ugh!!!

    Is this just a case of cheap PSU? Mismatched PSU, although I researched it thoroughly? I know all connectors are matched and on. What could possibly be wrong?

    In the mean time I'll yank it and have it tested, but pretty sure it's fried. I think I'm going to go ahead and order the one you suggest, indianatone. Thanks for that!

    This is just frustrating as all get up and go!
    Had even worse experience with a brand new but probably lowest low end PSU "Zito" A friend bought it for me to modify it into security camera PSU, I just plugged it into mains, not connected to anything else and poooof, up went cloud of smoke from it accompanied with some fireworks. As it was super cheap and was not worth gasoline to take it back, I opened and thanked my lucky star it was not connected to anything in output, that whole section (output) was burned and at least 220v would have gone thru a computer. Playing with cheap, no name PSUs just doesn't pay, could end up paying for much more than just PSU.
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  7. Posts : 5,834
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       #67

    Thanks, Count. I'm going to try one of the 20 pin PSUs I have laying around just to get it up and running although I don't understand how that works, but you guys know more than I do. What happens to the other extra empty pins on the MoBo then?
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  8. CountMike's Avatar
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       #68

    HippsieGypsie said:
    Thanks, Count. I'm going to try one of the 20 pin PSUs I have laying around just to get it up and running although I don't understand how that works, but you guys know more than I do. What happens to the other extra pins on the MoBo?
    Mostly nothing, those are redundant, meant to unload power thru wires and spread load thru them.
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  9. Posts : 5,834
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       #69

    Ok. I see. Thanks again, Count. :)
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  10. Layback Bear's Avatar
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       #70

    I'm not really sure why those extra 4 pins on a motherboard do. I do believe that they weren't put there just because the manufacture had spare time on their hands.
    I do recommend using a proper quality power supply. If your motherboard has a 24 pin connector then use a power supply of quality with a 24 pin connector.
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