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Have a super cheap *not going to say a name* in another one of my rigs that I built for ripping CD's...only to find out thaqt when i put a CD in that it freezes the rig... possibly a power supply issue?

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I'd say software problem. And why wouldn't you want to say the name? I mean it might help.....
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I'd say software problem. And why wouldn't you want to say the name? I mean it might help.....
Echo Star.
And its not a software problem. Fresh install of XP.
    
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post #4 of 21
Tsk tsk. Even if it isn't a PSU issue it's a complete piece of crap. Smashing it with a sledgehammer would be too good to it. I wonder if 91% isopropanol is flammable enough to light a cheap PSU on fire...
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Echo Star.
And its not a software problem. Fresh install of XP.
Echo Star is complete garbage.

So is that Logisys unit you have in your rig.
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Echo Star.
And its not a software problem. Fresh install of XP.
LOL

I had that PSU! Heres a tip: Take it out of your system, grab 2 paperclips. Stick one in the green 24 pin wire and any black wire, and the other in a yellow and a black wire. Go outside, plug it in, and watch it burn!
    
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Tsk tsk. Even if it isn't a PSU issue it's a complete piece of crap. Smashing it with a sledgehammer would be too good to it. I wonder if 91% isopropanol is flammable enough to light a cheap PSU on fire...
So it may be the cause of the lockups?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Echo Star is complete garbage.

So is that Logisys unit you have in your rig.
Did NOT ask for your opinion on the Logisys.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
LOL

I had that PSU! Heres a tip: Take it out of your system, grab 2 paperclips. Stick one in the green 24 pin wire and any black wire, and the other in a yellow and a black wire. Go outside, plug it in, and watch it burn!
Well its kinda in my *server*...
    
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post #8 of 21
Well I was trying to warn you that both were bad units and both are kinda time bombs waiting to happen.
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post #9 of 21
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Well I was trying to warn you that both were bad units and both are kinda time bombs waiting to happen.
I kinda figured the Echo star was... it was given to me by a friend. But the logisys has been here for 2 years so I think its fine. My Motherboards have died faster than the PSU has (3 Mobos, 1 PSU.)
    
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
I kinda figured the Echo star was... it was given to me by a friend. But the logisys has been here for 2 years so I think its fine. My Motherboards have died faster than the PSU has (3 Mobos, 1 PSU.)
Maybe it's your PSU killing the mobos? Lol.
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