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When we finally upgraded our home pc, my dad gave me the spare pc (p4 1.5ghz) so i could upgrade my pIII server. After putting it together and running it for a few hours, Intel active monitor started to pop up saying the psu was going out of range (2.5 volts at .469, 1.75 volts at .000, etc). The old pc had a POS raidmax 300w psu that's about 6 or 7 years old and i think it is on the verge of dying. My server hosts a ts2 server, and I need to keep it up and running.

What would be a good psu to replace it. I don't want to spend $80, but I want a good psu. I think 300w should be enough.

Any help is greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 7
That's just a bad sensor is all, if it really was that far from normal your computer would shut down instantly.
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Fishie36 View Post
That's just a bad sensor is all, if it really was that far from normal your computer would shut down instantly.
Yep but if you are unsure then just get another cheap one from a loyal brand this time

Here

Not the best PSU manufacturer but not the worst either. And a good price on a PSU

But like Fishie said, your PSU should be fine.
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post #4 of 7
I think 500W is a bit too much... All you need is 300-350W. It's just a P4 1.5 Ghz.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104931
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post #5 of 7
Joe.....that costs more.

I didn't choose it because it was 500W

I chose it because of the price : performance.

whats the point in paying more for less when both will last around the same amount. Simply because the PSU will not under go a lot of stress.
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post #6 of 7
Just get a cheap PSU from FSP or Rosewill. That'll be plenty for a P4 1.5. If you really want to check the voltage properly, take a multi-meter to it while it's on.
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Hmm, it never crossed my mind that the sensor could be wrong. I guess I wasn't thinking sraight...if the vcore was at 0.00, the pc would crash...lol, oh well. If the psu is fine, I'll just use it until it does die. Thanks for the help.
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