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Hey All,

A few days ago my friend's PC failed on him. When asking tech support they advised his data may be lost so I offered to connect his hard drives to mine so we could backup the data.

Upon doing so, when trying to boot up my computer it would get to the Windows XP loading screen then suddenly cut out. The same would happen if I was to go to BIOS setup etc. It's around a minute that it suddenly decides to die.

My theory is that my PSU couldn't handle the extra hard drive i connected and has given up on me. Does this sound likely?

Here is my PC's specs

Windows XP SP3

OCZ 700W PSU

Nvidia 8800GTX 758MB

Corsair x2 DDR2 1GB


Let me know if you need any more info!

Cheers

Preddy
 

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Re: PC Cuts Out After 1 Minute

Hey Wrench,

Thanks for the reply.

Just realised after posting that I forgot to mention the Motherboard/CPU >.<

The PC is custom build.

Motherboard: Foxconn P35AX series

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

CPU: 90∘c

SYS TEMP: 30∘c

12v: 12.320

5v: 4.961

3.3v:3.366


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Preddy
 

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Re: PC Cuts Out After 1 Minute

I thought so too, which was weird because the CPU is never that high on a normal occasion.

You were right, two of the legs are flimsy. I will see if I can find some thermal paste and re-apply.

Will let you know of the result.
 
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