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r3k5e71

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I've been having this annoying problem with my desktop....
Most often when i go to power up my computer the fans and lights go on for ~1/2 second then the computer powers down, and i then have to unplug it and plug it back in and try again (it then usually works with 2-3 tries).

I am not too sure but it sounds like I may not have enough power.... I am running:

Intel 630 3.0 GHz, 800MHz FSB ...
ASUS P5GPL-X
1 GB Corsair xms PC4000
74GD WD Raptor
XFX Geforce 6800XT
2 CD drives, 1 floppy
3 case fans (CASE: RAIDMAX Scorpio 868**)
case light
Scythe KATANA CPU fan
500W PSU* **

*my PSU is 20pin, but i have a convert to switch it to 24




** the computer maker quoted this on my system, i forgot to check what the PSU accually says on it, but lets assume its 500w:
"cp: RaidMax "Z" w/Backlit "Z" 420W PSU (Blue)
ps: 500w ATX PS w/ Dual Blue LED Fans"

what does everyone think?


thanks in advance
-kyle

Edited by r3k5e71, 11 August 2006 - 04:07 PM.

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Longhorns242

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check ur heatsink. ur cpu might be overheating. Also check to be 100% sure that its a 500 watt psu. Also did u buy a convertr for a 20-24 pin? if so send me the link of what it looks like and what brand. I dont think u can do that. All i have ever seen is a 24 to 20 pin converter.
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r3k5e71

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20-24 pin converter

I double checked, the PSU does say 500W.

what excatly do you mean by check you heatsink (take it off & reapply with a new coat of thermal grease on?)

my cpu is idleing at 40-42 C and maxing at around 55 C
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just amke sre its seated properly.
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check ur cables make sure they are in properly, not just on the 24pin, check everything.
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Well i reattached, reconfigured heatsink and im idling in low 30's and its been starting better...
also there is a lot of wiring for various case lighting and fans that i never really really checked if were connected correctly, ill look into that... or maybe its just running better because i gifted it a new monitor :whistling:
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