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Ok. So my newer psu, the Antec NeoHE 550watt power supply has this one tiny problem.

From the first time i tried to turn on this PSU, it had to be "primed". I mean this in the way that you prime an old carburater. Let me describe this in more detail:

First, i went to press the power button.

If i press it once and release, like your supposed to do, it will begin to start for a millisecond and then shut back off.

But, if i do it many times in a row very fast, like "priming", then it will finally start up fine with no flaw after boot up.

But, this must be done EVERY time when starting the PSU.

What could be causing this? Could this cause problems in the future with my computer? Should i be worried about this?

As i said before, i have experienced no problems with anything after boot up and my 8800GTS appears to be fully powered during benchmarks and hours upon hours of gameplay...
    
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Does your BIOS have a setting for how it interperets the power button and if so play around with it...
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Turning the power on/off rapidly is definitely a bad thing. Don't do it.

If there's a problem w/ the PSU, get a new one.
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Originally Posted by H3||scr3am View Post
Does your BIOS have a setting for how it interperets the power button and if so play around with it...
I dont see anything in my BIOS about PSU switch settings or anything..

It shuts down fine......everything is normal after boot up.

Iv never experienced this problem before with other PSUs.
    
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That is not a good thing, and there is no such thing as priming the PSU. check the motherboard connector for the power switch. make sure it is in right connector. take a metal screw driver and touch a few of the jumpers for the power switch on the motherboard, this is basically what a power switch does. see if this does the trick, don't worry there is no current running through the power switch jumpers that could hurt you, just watch the next jumper over, the led ones have a few hundred watts running through them.

jk, none of those jumpers will hurt you. if none of those things work, something is wrong with your PSU.
    
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