Need more power!

By Agent Ify
Dec 13, 2006
  1. Hey,

    I posted yesterday about my new wifi card giving me problems and I think I figured out why. Everytime I start using the internet, and connect to my wirelesss network, My pc would crash within 1-20 minutes. I did some research about wifi cards taking alot of energy so I unplugged my 6 USB devices except for my mouse. Then my pc would last longer, about 20-40 minutes. I decided to take it a step farther and take out my sound card, and unplug my DVD and Floppy drives. I also underclocked my CPU to 3.0 Ghz and now my pc will run for about 1-2 hours before crashing. What do you guys think?


  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Does it lock up, or does it completely shut down/reboot? What are your processor temps looking like? What PSU do you have now? your specs don't look like its very demanding for a decent power supply. Are there any unusual looking entries in the Event Viewer around the time of the crashes?
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