Power Supply Blows , green light

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August 3, 2010 at 11:38:19
Specs: Windows xP 64, 650watt , 8gig ddr 800
Pls Ingone the Product bit above Upgrade as this isnt not the case not sure y tht had been put there !!

it all started last month had my gaming pc over a year so warranty has run out , one day the computer just shut down and it was quiet hot but the Psu didnt work at all had green light everytime i tried to start the Pc up but Leds flashed everytime i pushed it so some power was still leaving the Psu , anyway so i replaced the Psu with Atx Power supply started it up was runiing fine played Css still running fine , then it just went dead so i got a replacement for the power supply i also Replaced the M/board thinking tht it mght jst b the M/board so new Psu in and new m/board in , let it runn for an hour was running fine so i started up css was running fine so i started montioring with Vtune which come with the M/board and it said Gpu 68 started my new game up Ghost sniper from the load up screen to saved game it started to increase reaching 100% and the Dial went stright to red and then my pc went down and tryed to start it back up the Psu went pop and smoke was pouring out of it so obvs ive got a refund for the Psu , ive also cleaned the Graphics card Fan b4 turning the pc repaste Cpu

Cpu = Processor
Psu = Power Supply unity
Gpu = Graphics

my spec of my pc is

1gig plait Nvidia 9800gt


1tb stata Hard drive

8gig DDR 2 800

Amd Phenoum x4 9950

if anyone can help me would be very much appriciated

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August 3, 2010 at 14:47:36
Good quality power supplies start at about $50 & go up from there, however, price is no way to judge quality. It should be a name brand unit with adequate wattage & plenty of amperage on the +12v rail. And generally speaking, a single +12v rail with high amperage is preferable to multiple low amperage +12v rails.

Since you didn't bother to list the make/model of any of the PSUs you have (or had), it's impossible to say if that's what the problem is or not.

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August 3, 2010 at 14:55:56
oh i do appologise Psu , one come with Machine was Winpower 650watt ATX replaced with Alpha Power ATX 650 watt thanks bazzel

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August 3, 2010 at 15:03:09
bazzel01 think about your audience. Trying to read one long run on sentence is not fun. Try a little punctuation sometime OK?

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August 3, 2010 at 15:05:40
ok i am sorry ! , would you think that this power supply would be suitable

Package type retail
700 Watts continuous power rating

120mm silent cooling fan
High efficiency and low noise
Standard ATX specification
Over power protection
Short circuit protection
Lightening static protection
100% full load burn-in
1.5Kv Hi-Pot Test Pass, FCC CE approved
1 x Internal cooling fan
AC input 230X, 50-60Hz
Dimensions: 150 x 86 x 140 (mm)

+3.3V: 38A
+5V: 40A
+12V: 40A

-12V: 0.5A
+5VSB: 3A

Connectors Included:
1 x 24 & 20 Pin Main Power
1 x 4 pins Main Power
5 x HDD/CD-ROM Power
1 x FDD Power
2 x Serial ATA
1 x PCI Express Poower

Thanks Bazzel

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August 3, 2010 at 16:43:11
If you're going to continue buying cheap junk, you're going to continue having problems. Since it appears you're from the UK, you should be spending £50 or more for a decent PSU. All the brands you mentioned are low-end generic garbage. You need to start considering reputable name brands...Antec, Corsair, Cooler Master, OCZ, to name a few. Here's an example from the Cooler Master GX series:



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August 3, 2010 at 17:06:06
ok i totaly see what you mean there much appriciated :) Thanks :)

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