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Don't know what else to do, any suggestions?

By mfbsrb1
Aug 16, 2005
  1. This is my 5th system I'm trying to put together and I'm having a hell of a time. Here are my specs.
    LanParty UT nF3 250gb mb
    AMD64 3400+ clawhammer
    Seagate 160 gig 7200 SATA
    1 Gig Corsair Value Select 400 mhz
    Tried ATI 9800 pro & gforce ti4200
    Motherboard is set to default, no overclocking. The problem I'm having is I either lose video completely and system still stays on or the system completely shuts down for no reason. WTF! I've tried new PS, It's generic 680w 22a and it's still doing the same thing. Heard this board uses a lot of power. Please if anyone has any suggestion, I'll try anything. I'm about ready to throw the whole thing out the window!!! PLEASE HELP!
     
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

    Are you re-installing your OS with each system?
    What OS?
     
  3. mfbsrb1

    mfbsrb1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No I haven't reinstalled OS. I'm running XP serv. pack 1
     
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    That should be ok then.
    Follow this LINK
    You may only need to do a repair install per this thread./
    I hope this works for you.
    Post back if it doesn't
    G'Luck :bounce:
     
  5. mfbsrb1

    mfbsrb1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm not sure you understood my problem. My system will boot, but for any sort of stress on the computer it either losing the video or completely shuts down and I don't know why. Thought it wasn't getting enough juice but I upgraded PS as stated earlier & same ole same ole.
     
  6. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    So this is a fresh install to this system?

    "I'm about ready to throw the whole thing out the window!!!" :eek:
    please don't do that, (I had a friend do that and regretted it)
    even if I can't help you
    I'm very certain the PPL here will.
    Hang in there, you came to the right place
     
  7. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    22 amps on what rail?
     
  8. mfbsrb1

    mfbsrb1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Socrates, I'm feeling better already. The thing that bothers's me is that I might have a bad board or something. Yeah it's a fresh install, all parts are new as far as I know. All that the tech guy at dfi said was that the board consumes a lot of power. Wasn't to enthused on helpin. Thought I did my homework, but obviously not :(
     
  9. mfbsrb1

    mfbsrb1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the 12V, if thats what ur askin. Not too knowledgable on PS
     
  10. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    Whenever I hear the term "generic" in reference to a psu, I get nervous.
    I bet the psu is weak, or hasn't enough current on a certain rail.
     
  11. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    I agree with "Blakhart" on the psu...
    May well be the agp port.
    What MoBo is this 5th one?
     
  12. mfbsrb1

    mfbsrb1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Motherboard-LanParty UT nF3 250gb mb
    What PS do you suggest I get?
     
  13. mfbsrb1

    mfbsrb1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Specs on PS
    +12V, 22A
    - +5V, 50A
    - +3.3V, 45A
    - +5Vsb, 2A
    - -12V, 0.8A
    - -5V, 0.5A
    - Total wattage: 680W
     
  14. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Weelll

    It really depends on $$'s
    I recommend ennermax, antek, thermaltake and allied.
    Pretty much in that order.
    I have one antek450w now and one allied 500w.
    G'Luck
     
  15. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    If those specs on the psu are factual, it's not the psu.
     
  16. mfbsrb1

    mfbsrb1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    One last thing before I purchase new PSU,what utilities can you use to test certain hardware.
     
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