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Computer Freezes on Boot

By pintobean430
Jan 14, 2009
  1. Hi,

    I just upgraded my PC with a new MoBo, CPU and GPU and now whenever I try to start it up sometimes the moniter doesnt even register a connection (stays in the standby mode).

    Here are the new items:

    MB EVGA 122-YW-E173-TR 775 750I SLI - Motherboard
    INTEL|C2Q Q8200 2.33G 775 4M R - CPU
    and an Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT

    I think the problem is my PSU - its a Raidmax 550w one. The problem is that it only has a 20 pin main power cable and a 4 pin auxillary (for the CPU). The motherboard, on the otherhand has a 24 pin and 8 pin. Does this mean that I can use the power supply (I'm positive I have enough wattage), and just get some converter cables. Or do I need to get a new PSU that has those cables with it (the PSU is about 4 yrs old)?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    4 year old PS... Buy a new model PS. It will save you a lot of time and trouble
     
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