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post #1 of 8
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Hey guy,

I have just built a new HTPC with:

AMD A4-3400 APU
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H
GSKILL Ripjaws X 4GB
2TB WD Caviar Green
Silverstone LC13B-E case
Corsair CX430

But it seems to be that i have ran into come problems where i turn on the system, the cpu fan seems to turn once and immediately shut off.

I have tested with another psu i had (AX850) and the system booted up and ran fine, and even had exchanged for another CX430.

Could it be that i need more higher watt PSU to run this system?
post #2 of 8
You shouldn't need any more wattage. But are you sure the PSU works? Try it with another system to be sure.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yeah the psu works they even tested it with a psu tester at the store.
post #4 of 8
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Yeah the psu works they even tested it with a psu tester at the store.
PSU Tester's don't do anything for testing, they don't put any load at all on the PSU so it will turn on and voltage's will test fine. I can't tell you how many bad PSU's I've seen a psu tester say is fine.
post #5 of 8
I have seen certain PSU's have incompatibility issues. Before you go down the long road, is it possible to just exchange for another model? Perhaps an Antec earthwatts?

If you can't, yea a PSU tester only checks voltages when there is no load. Once load is applied a PSU could have trouble keeping the volts at the correct value which may cause the shutdown. The only way to be sure is test it in another system.
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post #6 of 8
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Yeah I changed the psu for a 520W antec one and everything worked out fine.

Thanks for all the suggestions!
post #7 of 8
I purchased a cx430 v2 that did that. Posted fine once and then all it did was spin the fans for a second. Rma'd it. Picked up a different unit. No problems now.

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post #8 of 8
you still do have a satellite box in between? 'Cause capture cards don't get satellite signals, they get normal or cable channel signals, like the channel 3 signal that come out of the satellite converter box.
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