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Well instead of using my dads 9600GT i threw in my GTX 460. it worked great from yesterday until an hour ago then out of the blue, everything shut off. I'm guessing his PSU blew up? it was a Turbolink Model:ATX-CW500WP4 12V (500W Max) I told him to not go cheap next time he buys a PSU.

Also, we've noticed, my GPU beeps quite a bit on this mobo for like 30 seconds then stops, then the hard-drives kick on. they are ATA drives not SATA and their old. IS it the drives fault or the motherboards fault? Its not the PSU as its mine I brought with me. Basically, it takes 30 seconds to POST
Edited by XanderDylan - 12/24/10 at 7:03pm
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Stupid question but, were you there to hear the PSU blow up?
    
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Stupid question but, were you there to hear the PSU blow up?
I was playing COD 4 and it literally just shut off. the whole computer. then we just tried turning it back on and nothing.
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I was playing COD 4 and it literally just shut off. the whole computer. then we just tried turning it back on and nothing.
Did you smell something burn out or something?

Cause that's what happened to my mobo.. Everything just shut off without anything blowing up.
    
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Did you smell something burn out or something?

Cause that's what happened to my mobo.. Everything just shut off without anything blowing up.
The PSU doesnt smell, it just doesnt work. I threw in my sig rig PSU because i'm at my fathers for visitation with the impression i was gonna build my new PC but i dont have a case so i cant build it. So i put my 460 and PSU in his PC for now.

Can you explain why it takes so long to POST though?
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post #6 of 12
From your description about the beeping and the hard drive kicking on later that is a sign that it is not getting enough power. The PSU is toast, you are lucky it didn't take anything else with it, the protection circuits did their job and protected the components.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by XanderDylan View Post
I was playing COD 4 and it literally just shut off. the whole computer. then we just tried turning it back on and nothing.
hehe i once had a super cheap psu
and it just shuts off in the middle of a game
turned it on again then BOOM lol
but all my hardware was ok

currently im running a e7400 with a 9800gtx on a 350 watt psu
on for 3 months
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Originally Posted by XanderDylan View Post
The PSU doesnt smell, it just doesnt work. I threw in my sig rig PSU because i'm at my fathers for visitation with the impression i was gonna build my new PC but i dont have a case so i cant build it. So i put my 460 and PSU in his PC for now.

Can you explain why it takes so long to POST though?
Im kind of confused..

So you put your GTX 460 on your dad's rig cause you can't build yours yet. Everything was working fine until one hour ago (besides the long posts)?
    
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post #9 of 12
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Turbolink Model:ATX-CW500WP4 12V (500W Max)
I doubt that thing could do 300w stable.
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post #10 of 12
Oh man.. I missed the beeping stuff >.<

The big guys are right. PSU is toast
    
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