I just got off the phone with the manufacturer (Dynex). The person had no idea at all. She did confirm to me, though, that it should work like my old one did and suggested I return it to the store at which I bought it. I'm not thrilled with the idea of disconnecting all the cables, opening up everything, disconecting all the ribbon cables, unscrewing the PSU and after visiting the store reversing all that. Especially, when I have a strong feeling that the issue will not be resolved. This doesn't strike me as a problem with the PSU, but maybe a setting that even though I didn't change, somehow must have been changed.
I decided to look in my BIOS for this "advanced power" setting I had read about. I looked through everything carefully three times and didn't see anything remotely resembling such a setting. I did, however, see something that looked a bit odd, but almost certainly unrelated to this issue.
It had my primary master and primary slave disks correct, but it also listed a secondary master disk. I don't have a secondary master disk. Its description might possibly match the original primary master which fizzled and I replaced. Who knows if this may be causing my other issue of having a very long boot time (about 1.5 minutes, I think ). I left the BIOS as it was.
I'm thinking of going to the store where I bought the PSU and just run this by them to see if they have ever heard of such a thing.
Edited by vinny_the_hack, 30 July 2007 - 02:52 PM.