230v PSU On Quad Processor

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April 2, 2010 at 10:15:15
Specs: Windows XP

I got a new desktop pc , below are the specs:

core2quad Q8400 2.66ghz
Model : ipmel-q5
4gb ddr2 ram [ 2x2gb ddr2]

Now my problem is , i get bsod's very frequently if i use 4gb complete ram ie 2x2gb. If i use only 2gb then it works fine. I was told that this may occur if there is no good power supply. I got just 230V Psu.

I got 1 of the ram chip [2gb] damaged before, and i replaced it with a new one. Now both the chips are of same manufacturing company with same 667mhz. It run good for couple of weeks and now again this bsod's occur. I think 1 chip is damaged again bcoz my system runs perfectly with 1 chip and if i add the 2nd chip the errors occur.

Now i just want to know that is my Ram damaging due to 230v psu? Just need to confirm before i would get high psu. Please people who got experienced with this sort of problem or knowledge only reply and help me out soon. Thank you.


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April 2, 2010 at 11:06:12
open the case locate ur PSU and read ameprage wattage voltage etc and post em

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April 2, 2010 at 11:26:37
230v is irrelevant. All PSUs used in Europe are 230 v. It only matters when you are in a country that doesn't not use 230 v and that includes most of the Americas. By the time the voltage gets to the CPU it is reduced to 2.3 v, or even less.

As stated above you need to be looking at the wattage, but most important, the amperage on each rail, especially the 5v rail. There should be a label on the PSU giving you all this information.

However, it is unlikely that the PSU has damaged the memory chips unless the PSU itself is faulty.


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April 2, 2010 at 13:09:10
Yeah, if you've got a PSU that requires 230 volts then you need a 230 volt wall socket to plug it into. If you've got one that needs 115 volts you need a 115 volt wall socket. In both cases the PSU DC output is the same.

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