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Windows 7: [Urgent] Computer not working normally please help

29 Jan 2015   #51
DavidE

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
John has the builder's specs which he showed me long enough to see there were no drivers there. Link?
Do the builder's specs show what PSU he has ?

I was replying to this question by John

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Greg told me to follow up with you guys because you're the best around here with hardware. And I really want to do that because I actually think my power supply might be too weak for this computer. How do I get the information that you guys need to help me look into this?



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29 Jan 2015   #52
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You can be 100% positive that builders of such computers use the low quality and wattage power supply they can get away with. One must look on the tag/sticker on the power supply for brand name and specs.
Their is no program you can install that will give you this information.

If you look at the paper work that came with the computer you will probable find very little about the power supply.
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29 Jan 2015   #53
Thonk98

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
WOW

Great job assisting John. You are all amazing. I wish the amount of kindness demonstrated in this forum would apply to all of life. I do a fair amount of lurking and am always impressed with the lengths people will go to assist a stranger.

Thonk
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29 Jan 2015   #54
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You can be 100% positive that builders of such computers use the low quality and wattage power supply they can get away with. One must look on the tag/sticker on the power supply for brand name and specs.
Their is no program you can install that will give you this information.

If you look at the paper work that came with the computer you will probable find very little about the power supply.
I agree and believe this is true of all the "Big Name" off the shelf mass produced PCs.
I'm not sure about Custom Builders, but it certainly could be the same.

With some builders you might be able to choose an optional/better PSU.

With a custom-built (or pre-built) the PSU could be mounted in the top or bottom, and, front or back of the case.

Depending on the computer case and the PSU, the PSU label might not be visible without some type of "dis-assembly".

I've been looking at components for a new build, so i'm interested in PSU placement for cooling, wiring, accessibility, case size, PSU size, etc.
This thread made me realize the PSU sticker might not be visible after the PC is built, but i wouldn't care, i'll know what PSU i put in.

Out of curiosity i'd like to know if there is a reputable custom builder that does give such detailed info as the PSU make and model...
In this case, does the custom builder of the OP's new PC have and give that info ?

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30 Jan 2015   #55
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I really don't know of what specs a builder has to give. I would think that it varies according to the location of the builder and the customers. Different places around the world would probably have different laws and regulations.

What I have noticed wondering around the internet is that most people that buy a custom built computer don't know to ask about power supplies other than the wattage. Such as brand name, how many rails, how many amps on the 3.3, 5.0 or 12V rails.
It's not really all the builders fault because the customer should of done their homework before buying. It all comes down to doing your homework before you spend your money.

A good example in my opinion would be just looking at other members
My System Specs. Most don't even list the power supply they have.
Power supplies don't get any respect. Even tho it is the heart of the system.
Everything in a computer that gets power and a proper ground comes from the power supply. So a proper quality power supply should be at the top of every building list of components.
If one goes to a builder they get many choices of things like motherboard, cpu, video card; well you should look and demand that you get choices on power supplies. If one has to demand the power supply you want because you have done your homework and know which one is best for you.

If one doesn't want to build their own system look for a local builder you can talk to and together you can decide what you want and need for the budget you have to work with. But always spend the time and do your homework.
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