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tankertons20

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ok here is my question. when i try to log my sons pc up, it was freezing. so obviously we looked at the fans and saw the fan on the cpu wasnt working properly. moved the fan connection now it works fine. the monitor keeps showing its disconnected when it is definately connected. we smelled an odor during one of the loads. any help would be appreciated.
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Could definitely be a power supply problem. A few questions:
What is the wattage of the Power Supply?
What is in the computer (Processor, Video Card, Drives, etc.)?
Also: KEEP THE COMPUTER TURNED OFF!
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the wattage is 300, ati rage 128 graphics, soundblaster audio, 3com nic card.msi motherboard with amd cpu. thanks

Edited by tankertons20, 29 January 2007 - 03:43 PM.

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Do you have any Power Supplies laying around that you could try swapping out?
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i can get one from a family member when they come home from work. in an hour.
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I would try that out and report back here, because a smell coming from the PSU usually indicates a bad power supply.
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If it turns out bad, I recommend looking around on http://newegg.com for a new one.

Edited by bmwboy, 29 January 2007 - 03:46 PM.

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thanks for all the help and i will try that out once they come home from work.
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ok im trying to figure out what size power supply i need and if anyone has any suggestions on how to find out. cause it was a 300 watt. and i have a second power supply but it is only 250 watt. will this work?
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