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Do I need a new PSU?


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Hey, I have a 350 watt Turbolink ps. I recently installed a 9800xt to replace my malfunctioning 9800pro.
But now, as I was playing cs:s, ASUS PROBE 2 told my my +3.3v levels were in the critical zone. I'm not sure what this all means. After about 2 more minutes of playing cs:s my comp shut down.

I got these readings from everest about my psu..
Voltage Values:
CPU Core 1.58 V
Aux 1.58 V
+3.3 V 3.09 V
+5 V 4.97 V
+12 V 12.29 V
-12 V -12.14 V
-5 V -4.60 V
Debug Info F E3 FF EF
Debug Info T 45 40 255
Debug Info V 63 63 C1 B9 C0 BF BF (01)

(Im not sure what any of this means)
When my asus told me i was in critical it say my +3.3 V was at like.. 2.9 something...


Do I need a new powersupply? Or is there something else wrong with my computer..
If I do need a new powersupply what are some reliable ones I could purchase.

Edited by Patem, 13 October 2005 - 03:59 PM.

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Hi,

Asus probe is tellng you that the 3.3v rail of the power supply is falling below a safe level, apparently when playing the game the new video card is drawing down the 3.3 rail. Thats not surprising because I looked at a tourbolink psu awhile back for someone here on the forum and the specs weren't to good.

So yes you do need a new psu, if you list the rest of your computer specs I will recomend one.

Rick
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My Specs(from everest):
Intel Pentium 4 2666mhz (20x133)
Asus P4S533 Motherboard
1025MB DDR SDRAM
Radeon 9800xt
C-Media CMI8738 Sound Card
Floppy Drive
52x/32x/52x CD-RW
80GB HDD (IDE)
1x Chassis Fan


Don't know If it matters but I have 3 usb ports in use...

BTW- Im canadian, so I can't order from newegg if you were going to suggest one from there..

Edited by Patem, 13 October 2005 - 06:28 PM.

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Yea I was going to suggest newegg but try here

Ultra

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Yea I was going to suggest newegg but try here

Ultra

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That Ultra one looks good to me, how do I find out if its like compatible with my mobo? Or did you already figure that out for me. :tazz:
thanks for all the help!
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The ulta will be compatible with any mobo on the market.
I have one as you can see in my signature, its worked well for over a year, I especially like the modulare cabe design it keeps cables tidy witch helps with airflow inside the case.

It also has high amps on all the rails so theres plenty of power.

Your welcome and good luck

Rick
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