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When I try to boot up my rig, sometimes I will have to press the reset button multiple for it to work. And when I finally get it to work the CPU fan will work slowly until the gpu fan slows down (it works at max during start up). Another way to boot it is to turn off the power supply in the back, and turn it back on and turn on the PC.

My PSU: http://www.modecom.eu/product.php?id=426&categoryId=6
Edited by Bartmasta - 12/24/08 at 5:31am
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post #2 of 14
I was about to say "no a 500W PSU should be fine" until I saw a completely unfamiliar brand name... that might actually be the issue (and even if it isn't, you should still consider getting a 600W made by a more trusted brand)

That aside, the fan thing is normal: if you leave your thermal control settings unchanged - the GPU's fan will spin up @ 100% until the system boots, and the CPU won't reach higher RPMs until the CPU begins to heat up
post #3 of 14
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Thanks for the reply.

Although just because people don't know about it doesn't mean it sucks. I remember reading a review on a PSU by the brand and it got 9/10.

Edit: I have my cpu fan @ max in the bios settings, shouldn't it be working max at start?
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post #4 of 14
This might sound silly, but did you check to make sure the 120V/240V switch in the back didn't get bumped?
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post #5 of 14
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Um what? What switch?
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post #6 of 14
Yours may not have one. Some PSU's have an external manual voltage regulator switch, some handle it automatically internally.

Is this a recent development in an established system, or did it work like this from setup?
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post #7 of 14
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It started to happen after I got my aftermarket cpu cooler, arctic freezer pro 64.
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post #8 of 14
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bumpity bump
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post #9 of 14
A random brand is often the problem. There's a reason they are unfamiliar: they suck.
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post #10 of 14
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Don't say it sucks if you never tried it.
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