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Hibernate?

By Daner
May 7, 2007
  1. Sometimes when i play CS:S or Spiderman 3 suddenly my computer goes into hibernate. The power button starts blinking orange. Does anyone know why this happends? It never happend before
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hibernation, never seems to work properly, I suggest you disable it.

    Go to control panel/power options/hibernate and untick the box that says "Enable Hibernation" Click apply/ok and reboot your system. See if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. Daner

    Daner TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    eh... it was already off :S
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    In that case, you should check your system for overheating and also make sure your psu(powersupply) can handle your system.

    The free Everest programme can give you info on your temps and on your psu voltages.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. Daner

    Daner TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    i think its 230 VAC... otherwise i cant find my psu.

    btw i have a 8800 GTS
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Open your case and look at the label on the psu. We need to know it`s brand, total wattage, plus, how many amps it puts out on the 12volt rail.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. Daner

    Daner TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    model is N375P-00
    output 375W

    ooh my card needs 400W :S.... but why does this happend now? i had the card for several months
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Probably your psu is getting ready to fail and that`s why you`re only now seeing the problem.

    I suggest you consider getting a good quality psu asap, before your current psu fails and takes out your valuable components. Brands such as Antec/FSP/Eneramx are all very good. I suggest a psu in the 450watt range.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. Daner

    Daner TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    ah ok... does all PSU fit into my computer?
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Any ATX psu should fit into your case.

    I take it your computer is a Dell? If it is, please give us the model.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  11. Daner

    Daner TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    yep a dell Dimension 9150
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Ok, you shouldn`t have any problems putting a new psu into that system. While you have the case open, now would be a good time to clean out any dust and debris from the case and heatsinks.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  13. Daner

    Daner TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    how much can a good PSU cost? like you said 450W or more
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

  15. Daner

    Daner TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    is there anything else i should look for besides watt?
     
  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes, make sure whatever psu you get has around 30 amps output on the 12volt rails. Obviously, if it`s a psu with dual 12volts rails, then it`s the combined amps.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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