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when it is plugged in. if i unplug and hold the power button a few seconds, it gradually dies out over the course of a few minutes. i can feel this when i plug in any peripheral with its own power, as well. they're plugged into a good surge protector, which is going into a wall socket that appears to be reading correctly (118 volts, USA).

do i need a voltage regulator? i'm in an old portion of the house.
post #2 of 13
you may have a wire shorting out inside the case bro
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post #3 of 13
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i'm on it right now, so it's not a short. it's any peripheral that has a power supply, not just my psu.
post #4 of 13
Touch a metal part of your case and the wall simultaneously, with your system powered on.
Do you feel anything?
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hmmm maybe the humidity is really high and there is too much static charge in your room lol
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Touch a metal part of your case and the wall simultaneously, with your system powered on.
Do you feel anything?
Not a good idea. If its 120v and not static.... it will a. hurt ALOT and b. HURT.
    
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by the prophet of mephisto View Post
i'm in an old portion of the house.
How old are we talking? Is the wiring up to code in your house, i.e. grounded properly?

edit- As long as your mobo and psu are secured properly to your case, there shouldn't be much, if any, static build up. If your psu is touching your case, the case should be grounding through the psu and into the house wiring.
Edited by shinji2k - 5/30/08 at 6:31pm
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post #8 of 13
My PC does the same thing...I have no clue why, but it's not hurt it at all (been doing it for like 6 months now. Started while I was playing FEAR last fall. lol)
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post #9 of 13
I once had this problem too. It's the PSU and not being grounded properly. Cheap PSU's or a bad working PSU will cause this problem.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmaverick View Post
I once had this problem too. It's the PSU and not being grounded properly. Cheap PSU's or a bad working PSU will cause this problem.
That is a possibility. I figured we would weed out the obvious stuff before the blame was shifted to a malfunctioning psu. I can't find any info on that Enlighten which isn't a good sign. I doubt it is what I would consider a quality psu.
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