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My computer is fried?! Will someone please help?


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phatass303

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I replaced the original power supply 11/07 with Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V Power Supply - Retail (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153023) to run my 9600 graphics card. Do you think this PSU could have failed due to too much power needed with too little to supply?
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I took out the PSU; it is sitting on my lap. Now I need to buy something in order to test if it is working or not?

Edited by phatass303, 07 June 2009 - 04:51 PM.

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It's possible that the PSU couldn't handle it but I think it's more that the PSU is just failing.
I personally suggest nothing lower then a 500 watt and maybe more if you can afford it.
The testing of the PSU will require you to buy the tester I referenced before.
I would suggest you go HERE and use the PSU Calculator to determine exactly what wattage you need to run everything correctly and for future upgrades. Let me know what you find out and I can help with suggesting a new PSU if you so chose to go that route.
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The PSU is the problem :) phew. I just swapped the PSU from this dell, plugged it into the compaq, and turned on the power. All the fans turned on and the system was making sound again. I will go to the store when my brother gets home from work and buy a new PSU.

Thanks for all your help :)
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