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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    Power supply failed

    My power supply failed on my Windows machine last night. That means that I will be using Linux 100% of the time, at least until I get a replacement PS.
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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    Back in business. Power supply arrived today.
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    What kind did you get ?

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    I was afraid someone would ask that question. Not because of the power supply purchased, but because I would have to come clean on the whole sordid story.

    Keep in mind that I don't play games. My computer has has an overclocked 2400XP, a CDRW, usb combo printer, and one 40 GB hard drive. There is no need for a 500W power supply. Over the last several months, my monitor has had a noticeable flicker. I had mentally prepared myself for a future purchase. Then last week my power supply failed. When I removed the old PS, I had one of those "what the heck" moments.

    The removed PS was rated at 220W. Now I had to try to look through the demetia to remember how this happened. It took a minute to remember but here is the story.

    Several months ago, my adequately sized PS failed. My shop was full of customer computers at the time. I needed this computer since I keep software that I use in repair and setup on that machine. I went to my parts bin and the only PS on hand was this 220W that had been removed from a scrapped x486 machine. Not being timid, I wondered if it would handle this computer. I installed it and was surprised to find that it worked. The intent was for this to be temporary. I intended to order a replacement. I promptly forgot and trudged on in computing bliss.

    When the 220W PS finally moved toward failure and my monitor began to flicker like a neon beer sign, I had forgotten the incident.

    With the new PS there is once again adequate power "under the hood". The monitor has returned to its previous life and is again rock solid. I have even found that the 2400xp will overclock further.

    This is the PS I purchased. LINK
    Last edited by efc; February 10th, 2005 at 14:04 PM.
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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Now I had to try to look through the demetia to remember
    hey we have something in common you should make sure you v-card is in your PC....you might of tried it out in a customers PC and.....
    Good to see everything is fine now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastGame
    hey we have something in common you should make sure you v-card is in your PC....you might of tried it out in a customers PC and.....
    Good to see everything is fine now.
    Yep good point to double check things...

    LOL, was going to tell the joke about woman who usually kept a pencil in her hair... but you get the picture

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