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Hello all,
I installed a Sparkle 250G to power a new graphics card, and the PC worked only after the July weather cooled off at night; otherwise our computer would restart repeatedly. We stopped trying to use the new card. Finally, the PC wouldn't even boot, and I got no signal to the monitor and no power to the CD-rom, so I put the little ol' lower wattage PSU unit back in tonight & I'm fine (since I'm assuming it can run without generating as much heat). I'm thinking nothing would work if the PSU fuse went south, and it seems to act like a connector came loose from the mobo, but I hadn't opened the case yet when the fit hit the shan.
What do I know--I'm a farmer.........

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A 250 watt PSU? Without knowing what your system specs (unless they are very old) I would suggest getting a better supply (300-350+). Use the PC Power and Cooling PSU Selector to see what you need and get a new one from either:

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