PC power supply blowing fuse

By mitchy11111 ยท 6 replies
Oct 17, 2006
  1. Hello there,

    This is the first time I have posted.
    My PC power supply keeps blowing the fuse. it tends only to be when I am doing something that uses alot of memory, especially when trying to convert .avi files into .mpgs
    The PS is 450w and I have an athlon 2400 processor and 192MB RAM
    Do you think the power supply is inadequate as I have upgraded it recently and it doesn't blow the fuse as often now but it still does it when using alot of memory. I have tried it in different sockets and have the same probs.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Mitchy
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    What make of psu is it?
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    If it's a cheap, generic brand, or PowMax, that's why it blows the fuse.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Replace the power supply... it should shut down before it's fuse blows
  5. mitchy11111

    mitchy11111 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Not sure what make it is. It wasn't very expensive. any recommendations for a good one
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    If you can afford this one, it would be great:

    FSP Group ATX 450W PSU

    But to really recommend a good PSU for you, we need to know your system specs :)
  7. mitchy11111

    mitchy11111 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    much obliged. thanks for your help
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