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Here is the situation...
I just bought two new (old models) ATI Radeon 9250 256mb PCI
to connect my 3 new LG 23" monitors to have a very wide desktop.

The problem is that when windows boots up, everything is perfect
and working well with no problems, but the problem is that the
successful boot happens about 50% of the times and when the
computer gets stuck is when the Windows XP logo is on and the
loading bar on the bottom stops moving.

I bought these old cards (brand new though) because they are PCI
cards and all i have is a single PCI-E slot and two PCI slots.

I don't remember the model of the mother board, it's a simple one,
the computer is a year and a half old.

In the BIOS i changed the setting to PCI primary video card of course.

Drivers are updated (installed Omega Drivers which works better when windows actually loads)

I have to mention that in safe mode the computer always loads
but only the two monitors that are on one of the cards load (the
3rd monitor is on the second card which doesn't load in safe mode).

Operating System: XP Pro
PSU: 450w

Thanks,
Roi.
 

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Brand & Model of the 450W PSU?
Use CPUZ to ID the Mobo: CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
The PSU is cheap (i think) that came with the computer...it's that simple
gray box, not those nice black ones with the huge fan...
I know it's nothing special because it came with the computer's case
and everything together was like 300$

Is the PSU so important for running those two simple video cards? they
don't even have fans on them...it's only two 9250 radeons and while the
windows does boot, it works none stop without any problem...

I will get back to you with the mother model when i will get back home from work.

Here is the motherboard model: MSI G41TM-P33 (MS-7592)
 

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Is there a label on the PSU with the Brand & Model?
Any PSU with no label is basically junk.
 

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Is there a label on the PSU with the Brand & Model?
Any PSU with no label is basically junk.
I will check that when i will be near the computer...

If it's a junk 450w PSU, wouldn't it be enough to run these two simple
video cards?

Im using the three screens all day and everything works great (could be
a little faster though).
The only problem is that sometimes the computer boots and sometimes it doesn't.
 

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The only problem is that sometimes the computer boots and sometimes it doesn't.
Classic sign of a power issue. ^
Do you have or can you borrow a good quality 550W minimum PSU to try?
 

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when it comes to computer components cheap = crap and cheap = problems.

cheap psu will cause you problems it may not be the cause of this issue although it sounds like it is but if it isn't it will be the cause of future problems.

can you get into the BIOS? if so please post the voltages and temperatures.
 

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Have you removed the case side and checked the label on the PSU for a brand & Model Number?
The +12V is within specs but a little high.
I am still staying with a failing PSU.
 
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