Problem with new computer

By eZbreeZe
Mar 27, 2009
  1. I just built my new pc and seems like it wont start.
    I installed all the wires correctly.
    When i hit the power button, the led lights on the front of the computer case would just quickly flash.

    - AMD dual core 2.7
    - Geforce 9500
    - ASUS M3A78 Mobo
    - Zalman 9700 Heatsink/Fan
    - 430w psu
    - 320gb hard drive
    - 4gb ram
    - Sound card
    - 2 fans from the comp case

    I explained what was happening to a friend of mine and he determined that it was the psu and i needed a higher watt psu.

    Any suggestions?

    -Thanks in advance

    edit: it seems like the motherboard is alright because the green light is lit.
  2. redk

    redk TS Rookie Posts: 91

    Sounds like the PSU isn't adequate to me.
    430W is low. a 500+ would be a good idea.
  3. eZbreeZe

    eZbreeZe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried to start the pc just with the cpu fan, 1 stick of ram (2gb), and hard drive.
    It still wouldnt start, but this time the green light on the mobo keeps flashing.
    What would that indicate?
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