Computer Eating PSUs?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by JJB6486, May 10, 2003.

  1. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    My computer seems to be eating PSUs. I got the computer, and the orginal stock PSU Died. I replaced it (a 90w) with a 180w, and after a couple hours of running the second PSU died. THe compuer would not power up, and the power LED turned Amber instead of Green when i pressed the power button. Nothing else powered up. Plugging in a 3rd spare powersupply started it normally again. Is it possible for a computer to constantly blow PSUs? How can this be prevented?

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  2. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    maybe use a higher wattage and make sure it aint grounding out anywhere
     
  3. Plexapotamus

    Plexapotamus Guest

    yep, definatly check for any grounding.

    And are you using this 180W PSU with the system in your sig?
    cause you should really be using at least a 300W for that system.
     
  4. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    of couse u have to get a bigger one! no way can a 90 or 180w handle ur NEW SUPER COMPUTER :blink:. anyways yeah seriously who gave u a computer with that specs and a gerble to run on a wheel to power it!:p
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    I have to agree for that rig you need a good 300 watt psu at least .... ;)
     
  6. Kush

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    i mean just to tell u something, mine computer is a bit better than urs and it was eating 300w power supplies! but after a day not right when i turn it on. 250w turned off right when i put my finger on the power button!:p
     
  7. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    No, the computer eating PSUs is a Gateway GP6-633, running an Intel Celeron 633MHz, 7.5GB Hard Drive, CD-ROM, and Floppy in a micro-atx formfactor.

    JJB
     
  8. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i would even that one i would still try a larger PSU
     
  9. Vibe69

    Vibe69 Guest

    yea my PSU is making this moranic sounds it needs replacement
     
  10. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    or just replace the fan...?

    jjb... i would bet that the 90w psu wasn't enough for the system, but the 180w should be fine. so maybe the 180w was just a bad one. try one more time with another 150w+ psu and if it goes bad, then it's gotta be something in your system.
     
  11. Plexapotamus

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    Yep, I would also say that for that set up a 150w would be fine. my old HP celeron 500mhz used to run on a power supply of 120W (with 2 HDs, 1 optical drive, and 1 PCI sound card.)