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Old 05-20-2005, 05:55 PM   #1
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I'm wondering if I might be choking my power supply. It's 230 Watt and I have:

120 GB Western Digital HDD
CD-RW
128 RAM
Windows XP
Intel 466 Processor
And I run a Tribes Starsiege server and maybe 3 programs at a time.
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:58 PM   #2
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As long as nothing has messed up(random restarts and such) I wouldn't worry too much. By a little meeter on my comp, I'm only pulling 150watts(assuming it's accurate)
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Old 05-20-2005, 06:13 PM   #3
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I have had the Blue screen of death error (0000007B). I'm not sure that this has anything to do with the power supply, but thanks for replying.
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Lack of power can lead to many different errors. Most comon from what I noticed is a restart, but that could certainlly becaused by a weak or failing power supply. When's it usally happen? Times that you use a good bit of power or just randomly?
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Old 05-20-2005, 07:33 PM   #5
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hey other one where'd you get that meter you were talking about, i want to see how much of my power im using
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It's an option with my power supply...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171001

Thermaltake has some version too, and I think it's even digital
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Old 05-20-2005, 08:09 PM   #7
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so its actually a part of your psu?
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Yes. A wire connects to a little thing that fits in a normal 3.5" bay/

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I'm wondering if I might be choking my power supply. It's 230 Watt and I have:

120 GB Western Digital HDD
CD-RW
128 RAM
Windows XP
Intel 466 Processor
And I run a Tribes Starsiege server and maybe 3 programs at a time.
230 should be fine for the equipment you have, I wouldn't worry about it

and btw The_Other_One, coolermaster rocks......is that a coolermaster case too?
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and btw The_Other_One, coolermaster rocks......is that a coolermaster case too?
Nah, Thermaltake case
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