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Computer Eating PSUs?

JJB6486

Retired Mod
Political User
#1
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?

Thanks
 
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Plexapotamus

Guest
#3
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.
 

Kush

High On Life!
#4
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
 

Kush

High On Life!
#6
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
 

JJB6486

Retired Mod
Political User
#7
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
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#10
Originally posted by Vibe69
yea my PSU is making this moranic sounds it needs replacement
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.
 
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Plexapotamus

Guest
#11
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.)
 

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