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  A bad mo bo, psu?? help! hard boots and freezes! 
 
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micro Jul 30, 2005, 06:37pm EDT Report Abuse
Well my system specs are below. running xp pro and not overclocked

When i first installed my new parts is when the problems began. (mobo, video card and cpu).
I had to install windows a few times before it took (kept getting blue screen or computer would reboot)

After i got win to install, ever since I get random hardboots and freeze ups, also internet explorer would close on its own and say "memory read error" you would have to close out of the box twice before it would close.

I have updated all my drivers... mobo, vid card.. all win updates.
I have installed a pci vid card and it still isnt working. Also i have run memtest it checks out ok!
i run everest and my comp is not overheating!


Since that time i have reloaded win and same problems occure, I put my old mobo, cpu and video card in and now it works fine. Indicating that ram hd and psu are fine.

I think my problem is in the mobo or psu. I entered my components into an online page that told me i need 309 watts of power. here are my psu specs. (my psu is a 20 pin. my mobo takes a 24 pin)

macron mpt-400
output 400w max
red +5v 35A
yellow +12v 15A
white -5v .5A
blue -12v .8A
purple +3.3v 22A
brown +5 vsb 3A
orange p.g
black gnd
grey sp-on
+5v & 3.3v total output 210w

(this is what is on the side of my spu. I dont know how to tell what my 12v rail is, unless its 15A)
I havent been able to find a good link for my psu, if i find one ill post it. here is a link for my mobo.


http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_d...hp?UID=637


GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, 2600k @ 4.0
16 gig Corsair Vengeance
Evga gtx 260 216, samsung 2253lw"
Baracuda 7,200.12 CoolerMaster 212 +
Win 7 64, fsp fx700-gln, Razer DA,G15
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Fixer Jul 30, 2005, 09:32pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A bad mo bo, psu?? help! hard boots and freezes!
Could you beg steal or borrow a PSU just to test your System out, not happy with that PSU you have, this is only my opinion.
Looks cheep sorry.
http://www.partshelf.com/partshelf/macmpdualfan.html

Adam Kolak Jul 30, 2005, 10:14pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A bad mo bo, psu?? help! hard boots and freezes!
It should boot up even with that crap PSU. But maybe that PSU is just to crappy. 15A 12 rail is kinda crappy. And 210watts isnt exactly the best.

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Adam Kolak Jul 30, 2005, 10:16pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A bad mo bo, psu?? help! hard boots and freezes!
They call it 400 watts, but thats the "maximum power", it never acctually gets up that high, maybe for 3 seconds when you first get it then after that, it never handles more than 210watts lol

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micro Jul 30, 2005, 11:18pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A bad mo bo, psu?? help! hard boots and freezes!
thanks guys, i wasnt sure if i was reading the watt output correctly. I had been intending on getting a psu for quite a while but figured that if it worked fine id do it later. Ill get one this week.

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, 2600k @ 4.0
16 gig Corsair Vengeance
Evga gtx 260 216, samsung 2253lw"
Baracuda 7,200.12 CoolerMaster 212 +
Win 7 64, fsp fx700-gln, Razer DA,G15
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid
Silence in the face of evil is it's self Ev
Damien Mackrill Aug 16, 2005, 11:28pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A bad mo bo, psu?? help! hard boots and freezes!
gday guys Im having a similar problem I have tested all my components and really am left with the MB and PSU.

SYSTEM SPECS

P4 3.2Ghz
2x Kingston CL2-3500 512MB (paired)
2x 120GB WD1200JD (120GB) set in Raid 0 I think (stripping)
Asus P4c800e-deluxe MB
Power colour 9800Pro
52x burner
48x Cdrom
4x 8cm case fans
Standard Keyboard
Standard Optical mouse

not installed yet because of problem
36gb WD raptor and IO card to suit

now micro you said that you used a online power consumption program to show roughly how much power you were using could you paste the link. I am thinking of running dual power supplies one for the mainboard and one for the extras.

Is the macron 400w PSU just a big pile of dung what would you recommend?

micro Aug 17, 2005, 01:48am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: A bad mo bo, psu?? help! hard boots and freezes!
http://jscustompcs.com/

This dosnt tell you how much your using, you click on the perifrials that you use and it will tell you how much your pc will consume.

I realy like the antech true power psu. No bling but a good product. heavy and good wire connectors. Seems realy solid. Antec says that under full load on the 400watt that it will produce at least 380 watt. I dont know if some have a dual 12v rail, or if there just a single rail.

Also the way i finaly fixed my pc was to increase the ram voltage to 2.75v
the more i oc'd the ram the more stable it got. I quit when it hit a solid stable point. Its been 3 days of running it hard and no problems.

GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, 2600k @ 4.0
16 gig Corsair Vengeance
Evga gtx 260 216, samsung 2253lw"
Baracuda 7,200.12 CoolerMaster 212 +
Win 7 64, fsp fx700-gln, Razer DA,G15
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid
Silence in the face of evil is it's self Ev


 

    
 
 

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