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Windows 7: Strange issue with restarting

22 Nov 2009   #11
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Really? I was told it is a matter of disconnecting everything from the case ha ha. Could you recommend a power supply?

I have to power:

Foxconn G33MO2
Core 2 Quad 2.4 Q6600
2 x HDD's
2 x DVD drives
Memory Card Reader
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD3650 512mb DDR3
8GB Samsung Ram

and I have been told it has to be a "standard ATX" power supply (I don't even know what connectors I need tbh haha).
Documentation

It looks like a standard ATX12V supply. The Dell support site shows you the available connectors. (For your motherboard, it looks like you need a 24 pin ATX power connector, plus a 4 pin 12V. Those are common.)

I'm not sure what to recommend for a PSU. The calculator at www.newegg.com
offers numbers that strike me as ridiculous, but they may be biased towards cheap PSUs (which list high power numbers).

Here's one that's not cheap:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

(650W Corsair, single 12V rail.)
Thanks for the response. I think I will downgrade to my old GFX card until I can get a new PSU (a 3650 HD 256mb). I've had a look for that on ebuyer.com (as I am in the UK) and the nearest to that I could find is this: Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail - Ebuyer is it the same?

Cheers,

Ross
Downgrading you graphics card may not be enough. Your absolute best bet in this matter would be to get a new power supply as mentioned by the other posters.


Looking at your system specs, I'd say you need to look for a 650W (or better) PSU with the following connectors:
  • 20+4 Pin Motherboard
  • 4 Pin CPU Auxilliary (some PSU's have 4+4)
  • 4 SATA Connectors
  • 6 Pin PCI-Express (You might need 2 of these, depending on your graphics card). Some PSUs have 2 PCI-E power connectors that each have an additional 2 pins for 8 pin conversion.
  • 4 Molex "D-Sub" Connectors (Optional if all your drives are SATA)



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22 Nov 2009   #12
Ross

Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Oh I'll definitely be getting a new PSU, but I just can't afford it today, thats why I was just going to put my old GFX card back in as a temporary measure (as that had been working perfectly for a year under vista and the issue only appeared after I installed the new GFX card)).
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22 Nov 2009   #13
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ross View Post
Oh I'll definitely be getting a new PSU, but I just can't afford it today, thats why I was just going to put my old GFX card back in as a temporary measure (as that had been working perfectly for a year under vista and the issue only appeared after I installed the new GFX card)).
Great! But try not to put off buying the new PSU for too long. As RichC46 mentioned, running with an underspecced PSU can lead to additional problems that are harder (or more expensive) to fix...
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22 Nov 2009   #14
Ross

Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I'll only be putting it off for a couple of weeks until I can afford it Looking at the details you posted, as long as this PSU Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail - Ebuyer is Standard ATX, it should be ok, shouldn't it.
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22 Nov 2009   #15
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

As long as its ATX, it will work just fine..
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22 Nov 2009   #16
Ross

Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Sweet! Thanks very much for all the help, it's very much appreciated
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22 Nov 2009   #17
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome... we live but to serve..
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22 Nov 2009   #18
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

[QUOTE=Ross;397745]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Thanks for the response. I think I will downgrade to my old GFX card until I can get a new PSU (a 3650 HD 256mb). I've had a look for that on ebuyer.com (as I am in the UK) and the nearest to that I could find is this: Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail - Ebuyer is it the same?

Cheers,

Ross
It's the same. Looks like it doesn't even need a switch to change between the mains voltages in the UK vs. the USA.

I'm confused - what is the graphics card situation? Are you downgrading from a 512MB 3650 to a 256MB 3650?
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22 Nov 2009   #19
Ross

Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

That's correct as I didn't have any of these issues until I upgraded the card. The 256mb one was the one that dell supplied with the PC.
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