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Blazer66

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Hi, I just built this computer about 2 months ago, and it has been working fine. Yesterday I left it on all night (I do most of the time because Im downloading things), but when I woke up and went to go use it, it was off. So I hit the power button and the fans all started for about half a second then died. I noticed that the power light on the case was blinking(not sure whether that's relevant or not).

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-RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W PSU
-MSI NF750-G55 AM3 Motherboard
-AMD Phenom II X6 Processor
-HIS H679F1GD Radeon HD 6790 Video Card

Oh and btw I read and tried the solution on another article (http://www.geekstogo...ps-at-start-up/) but the same thing still happens. I hope you can help me.
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Hi Blazer66 and :)
Try a known good PSU, it must be capable of running all of your hardware, this will help get the correct output; http://www2.corsair.com/psufinder/
If it does turn out that you need a new PSU use this guide http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php so that you know the brands to avoid.
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Hi Blazer66 and :)
Try a known good PSU, it must be capable of running all of your hardware, this will help get the correct output; http://www2.corsair.com/psufinder/
If it does turn out that you need a new PSU use this guide http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php so that you know the brands to avoid.

I checked out the corsair website and it comes up with 450W PSU and a couple others, mine is 630W so Im pretty sure I have enough power.
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Hi Blazer66 and :)
Try a known good PSU, it must be capable of running all of your hardware, this will help get the correct output; http://www2.corsair.com/psufinder/
If it does turn out that you need a new PSU use this guide http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php so that you know the brands to avoid.

I checked out the corsair website and it comes up with 450W PSU and a couple others, mine is 630W so Im pretty sure I have enough power.

Hi, trying a known good PSU was the suggestion, the additional information was provided to help you get a good brand with the correct output IF your present PSU has failed and needs to be replaced.
You can have a 1000W PSU but if it is bad it is bad and when it goes bang it can destroy your whole system, some further information

and http://www.tomshardw...upply,2862.html you will also notice that Raidmax (with certain exceptions) are on the avoid list.
The crux is you will not get a good quality modular 630W PSU for the price that you paid, even with a rebate; http://www.newegg.co...h=1&srchInDesc=
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Oh I see what you mean, Im going to try and get the company that made mine to either replace it or give me my money back. Either way I think I will need a new one. Never buy that brand.
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Ruling in or out the PSU as the cause of an issue is commonly the first thing that is done for more than one reason but a couple of reasons are 1: they have the potential to cause so much damage to other components if they pop and 2: as they operate under constant stress they are quite often the 1st component to fail, anyhow good luck and let us know how you get on with the supplier, testing the PSU is the very least they should do without any argument.
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Darned PSU's. Their always the first to go in my experience, make sure if they don't give you your money back you keep asking because there is no reason it should have died that soon.
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yeah I will get them to replace/fix the old one, and if that one quits I will put the pressure on them to give me my money back.
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That is a reasonable choice for them.
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