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Old 05-16-2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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Hi. i built my computer about a year and a half ago, and it's been working fine. last night, though, there was a power outage, and it flicked on and off a few times. eventually, it came back on, and i got back on my pc. it worked fine, and i turned it off before i went to bed like i usually do. so, about 12 hours later, i decided to get back on it and when i hit the power button, nothing happened except the motherboard starting to make one long beep. i looked at the power supply and the light that says it's on and is getting power was just off, or very faint. is this a problem with my power supply? i tried using a different cord, but i can't really figure anything else out. please reply as soon as possible.

edit: https://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813127234 that's my motherboard
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:28 AM   #2
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Sounds like the power supply is faulty.

You can get some really bad power to the house after an outage. Most of the time nothing is damaged. But, sometimes it will zap the power supply.
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i was thinking it was the power supply, but why would it still work after the power went out but not later? it worked fine after the power came back on, and now it just...doesn't. could it have just been delayed? also, is there a way i can check to see if the motherboard and stuff is alright, or would a surge protector have stopped most of that?
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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sorry for the double post but i couldn't find the edit button...i was going to get a new power supply, and i used the power supply calculator and put in the specs of my pc, and i had a 400 or 450 watt psu, and the calculator said i just needed a psu around 275 watts. could that have been a factor? System Type: Single Processor
Motherboard: High End - Desktop
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2200 MHz San Diego 1.35v
CPU Utilization (TDP): 85% TDP

RAM: 2 Sticks DDR2 SDRAM
Video Card: ATI Radeon X1900 XT
Video Type: Single Card

SATA HDD: 1 HDD

CD-ROM Drive: 1 Drive
DVD-ROM Drive: 1 Drive

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for those specs, would a psu like https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371005 that be alright?

ah, sorry i forgot to repost the motherboard specs.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127234
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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...corsair%2b550w



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i have a pretty small budget...like 60-ish dollars with shipping and everything.
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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016
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well, thanks very much for the help. i'll be back after i get the new psu to give more thanks or ask for more help
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