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  • March 1st, 2007, 10:14 PM
    carl33p
  • March 1st, 2007, 11:06 AM
    ChonKatarn
    Right..

    AMD Sempron, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3300+ 2.01 Ghz
    AGP 8x nVIDIA GeForce 6800 128 MB

    CG Codegen PSU , 300W AFX 1.03p4
    DC output +12V 13A

    640mb RAM
    SATA 250gb HDD

    Think thats all, could anyone tell me a good replacement PSU?
  • February 28th, 2007, 09:32 AM
    carl33p
    No.
    You want to look for a PSU by a reliable manufactuer.
    Dual 12V rails are optimal as well.

    List all of your system specs and someone here will try to link you to a good product.
  • February 28th, 2007, 07:50 AM
    ChonKatarn
    Ah cool, that thread gave me more of an idea

    I have been looking around and stumbled across this psu on ebay, what do you guys think? Worth buying?



    Thanks for the help, this forum's by far one of the most helpful I have found.
  • February 22nd, 2007, 03:38 PM
    DanU
  • February 22nd, 2007, 11:43 AM
    ChonKatarn
    Thanks for the welcome SoloCamo. Nah I am Australian I am afraid, is there a certain brand I should keep an eye out for?
  • February 22nd, 2007, 11:40 AM
    SoloCamo
    Welcome to TechIMO!

    Do you live in the US? There's a great power supply for 41 bucks off newegg if you do. Best bang for the buck and will ran pretty much anything you throw at it rock solid.
  • February 22nd, 2007, 11:33 AM
    ChonKatarn
    Eep... that bad?

    Er ok so any suggestions to what would suit my video card?
  • February 22nd, 2007, 11:31 AM
    Peter M
    Codegen? Run (don't walk) to the shop and buy a power supply that deserves being called one.
  • February 22nd, 2007, 07:02 AM
    ChonKatarn
    Ah I see, well heres the powersupply details.

    CG Codegen, 300W AFX 1.03p4

    DC output +12V 13A

    13 amp? I am guessing thats the problem, Video card sucking too much power?
  • February 22nd, 2007, 03:05 AM
    Ultima
    I have had this as well. this is almost 100% a power issue.

    I had it because my videocard, X1950XT can spike up to 20A for a split second, or so I've read, and my 12V rails can provide 18A per line.

    Look at the side of yer powersupply and tell us what brand, total Watts and how much ampere the 12V line(s) can supply.
  • February 22nd, 2007, 02:10 AM
    ChonKatarn

    Problem with video card

    Hi,

    I have built a computer from scratch, and all has been well for the last few months. However the past few days; whenever I start up a graphically heavy game such as Oblvion, age of empires 3 etc, a few minutes pass and then bam, the screen goes into standby mode, and I get no response from the computer, sound is also cut out.

    I attempted resetting, yet the problem persists, the only way to solve it is by turning off the computer, waiting a second or two and then rebooting it. I figure its a overheating problem, yet the video card itself has its own fan, one mounted on the side panel and another pair on the rear of the tower.
    And before now the games have ran fine, nothing has changed..

    Was wondering if there's something I am missing..

    Also I have been considering upgrading my computer, more RAM, better video card etc, so any suggestions regarding that would also be appreciated. Here's the stats for my computer, I understand most of what this means, but not too well versed on compatibility issues with PSUs etc.


    AMD Sempron, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3300+

    AGP 8x @ 8x nVIDIA GeForce 6800 128 MB

    Physical Memory:
    Total 639 MB
    Used 290 MB
    Free 349 MB


    Power Supply: 300w from what I can gather.




    Can get more info if need be.

    Thanks in advance,

    CK

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