Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What are indications when your Power Supply isn't....

08 May 2010   #1
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
What are indications when your Power Supply isn't....

Pushing its power anymore....

I just bought a new video card and the fan is acting weird on it.. like its trying to rev up and down....


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
08 May 2010   #2
HJA

 

What size PSU? A lot of heat being expelled from it? I wouldn't go less than 750W with todays gear.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2010   #3
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That doesn't sound like a power supply problem with your video card although I could be wrong, it actually sounds more like drivers. When mine needed upgrades I would get restarts with nothing in the logs to show why and memory / system diagnostics would show nothing either. I did an awful lot of upgrades before a new PSU was required however.

Definitely go with 750 watt PSU or better if you do upgrade. As I am using SLI dual video cards (and planning for future upgrades of drives, etc) I bought a 1250 watt PSU.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 May 2010   #4
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Changed a few power supplies now and both cause the computer to take much longer to view the manufacture main screen before boot up... Both failed shortly after... I live in an area where the power is very dirty... Even a USP device only last months here... GL
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2010   #5
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a 350 watt (this is what came with it)


The computer I have is a HP Elite m9510f

The video card is a Geforce 9500 GT

drivers: 8.17.11.9745 / 4/3/2010
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2010   #6
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah i saw a 900 watt i liked..

but what company do you guys suggest i get...

here is the thing that bothered me when i wanted to get a new power supply... based on the higher wattage... does the dimensions of the power supply get bigger or stay the same.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2010   #7
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

power supplies: Cooler master or Ultra are my choices. Someone pointed out a while ago that the Ultra PSU's carry a life time warranty if you register them. I missed this fact when I bought my cooler master or I might have bought another Ultra. I am very satisfied with my cooler master however. Watch the sizes as they do get larger when the power goes up, but not that much bigger and most higher wattage units should (repeat SHOULD) fit your case. Watch the depth (Length) which is what usually changes for higher wattage PSU's from my research. the Height and Width were consistently the same.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What are indications when your Power Supply isn't....




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Bought new Power Supply Unit, won't power on. Did I buy the wrong one?
I have a Corsair CX430M PSU with 4 slots to connect in the back. CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com & bought a new Antec BP550 Plus PSU, which has 5 slots to connect to. Antec BP550 Plus ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Hardware Power Consumption-Picking a new Power Supply
Ok, so it's time again for me to pick a new power supply, however, I'm in need of some help determining the appropriate wattage for my hardware setup. AMD Phenom II X4 955 45nm AM3 GSkill Ripjaw X 16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24) Corsair TX750w (I dont think its the V2) ASUS...
Hardware & Devices
power supply
hi guys today i went to turn on my pc. on the back of my tower bent of to switch on the power supply and when i switched it on i heard a big bang and then all the power power went off. i went outside and checked the fuses and one of the fuses was blown so im gguessing dose that mean i need a new...
Hardware & Devices
power supply?
so im buying a new pow supp to replace my 300w pow supp which seems to have no cords attached to it , ill also be buying a radeon 5770 1gb graphics card. My question is when i hook up my pow supp willl i only have to attach one of it's cords to the graphics card and thats it? and is it easy to...
Graphic Cards
Power Supply
What do I need to know before I buy a new power supply? It's definitely time to upgrade from my 250W PSU especially now because I'm going to be installing a 1 TB HDD. I know how to install one, I just want to be completely sure I have everything I need to buy the correct one. What do you think...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:51.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App