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Re: PC Issues

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:27 pm

What size PSU is in now Con. :?:
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:30 pm

300w and they're recommending 500w instead. They told me to run a bunch of programs and then check the temperature and take a screen shot. I did that and it crashed to the point where I had to hard boot. Now, no driver again. I can't see the PS being to blame for that.

Here's a link to the other forum:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/ ... ost4364225
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:20 pm

It is possible that the screen flash was caused by the PSU under stain I had a 300w on my old PC after a few years it went queer switched it on and it went poof!! had to put in a 400w one and that was running Windows 98se OS.

so if you are running XP OR WIN 7 a 500w one could solve the problem of why your graphics card may be playing up with the PSU's intermittent fault.
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:09 pm

They're saying now, that the video ram might be at fault. I'll buy a new video card and power supply (500w) and put the power supply in first and try it.
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Ghost » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:01 am

always the way
the same happened to me when I was having issues with mine
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Re: PC Issues

Postby ChristianBecker » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:38 am

I say those forum people are either right with the PSU reaching end of life or the graphics card.
Although this might be somewhat related, too, since you said you did updates before:
http://www.zdnet.com/why-all-the-errors ... 000020628/

Hope you get it sorted, Con. Fingers crossed.

By the way, I don't think it's a virus (modern viruses usually don't try to harm your hardware as such but try to steal data or make your computer part of a botnet that can then be used for sending spam mails, attacking other computers and the like).
I also do not think that HoMM is to blame.
On a side note: Heroes of Might and Magic V seems to run very well on Linux using wine.
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:18 am

I'm just watching X Men on TV. It was little weird looking at your Avatar. :D

I'll check your link...
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:07 pm

I wanted to do system restore and "not" do the updates. How foolish of me to think that I could! Bloody Microsoft is in charge I guess.
I bought a new power supply and video card. i hope it will be here in about a week.
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Re: PC Issues

Postby ChristianBecker » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:10 pm

Well, yes, pretty much. You've sold your soul to MS when you bought Windows/ a Computer with Windows pre-installed. With Windows 7 and before not as much as with 8, but still. However, updates are necessary and even though no one forces them on me, I regularly make them in order to keep my (and the ones I'm in charge of) PCs secure.

Hope the PSU and graphics card solve the issue. :D
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:56 pm

Me too,
I have a very good graphics card now. The one I went with is better and I managed to find it for about $90.
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Jack Remillard » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:28 am

It's PC gone mad!



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Re: PC Issues

Postby ChristianBecker » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:23 am

Jack Remillard wrote:It's PC gone mad!



I'll get my coat...

Made me smile. :D
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Bickaxe » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:36 am

For power supply, use a calculator to get a rough idea of what you need.

http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/ is your best bet, just add 50-100W to be on the safe side.

Seasonic was recommended but they can be pricey as they are considered to be the best. Corsair are excellent and a little cheaper, but check their website for the version which suits your needs.

As a guide, you should be paying about £12 per 100 Watts. I don't know what that is in pretend money.
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:49 pm

Based on best guess for components, Thermaltake recommends 324w. I bought a Cooler Master 525w PS. The new video card is not listed, but I know it takes 70w ish, instead of 105w ish. The PS does have a 3 year warranty. I would normally have gone for more, but the PC is 4 years old and funds are pretty tight.

I notice that the video card takes 3-4gigs of the 8gig of PC ram as well. Is that a function of Windows, or of the video card itself?
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:59 pm

I would guess that the card uses it for its own OS, storage and such like.
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