Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:04 AM
Ok, here is what I have problems with: Random, instant, shutoff of everything connected to the battery. Now, I only the battery connected to the single circuit, and all my computer stuff plugged into that: Tower, Monitor, Speakers, DSL. Last night I came in, it was off. But, we had a lightning storm, which im afraid did something. But, I had it plugged into the battery, which if the power goes out, it keeps the computer on, but the tower was off and everything else was still on. So, I turned on my tower, it loaded fine, played around for a while, it did a weird instant shutoff on everything. As in, Tower, Monitor, Speakers, and DSL all shut off, then about 3 seconds, everything but the tower came on.
I restarted the tower, it ran fine. Turned it off for the night. Started it this morning, same thing, about 20min into playing on it, everything shut off. Now, I have everything plugged into a surge protector that makes the outlet into a 6 outlet, not a strip surge protector, one that plugs into the whole outlet. I have everything plugged into that currently. So far so good, but its only been 10 min.
Now, my question is, could the lightning storm over powered the battery and caused everything to shut off, even though it has a surge protector in it? Also, the lights, TV, and another computer in the house did nothing, just mine, and mine is the only one plugged into a battery.
Also, I added an 8800 GT 512mb Graphics card recently, I had originally a 7900 256mb card. My PSU is a Corsair 520 watt supply. I run 3 HD, one is 10000 rpm so it has 2 power hookups, then my Graphics card, 8 fans that equal 5 hookups, a 6000 X2 AMD with the fan, a Soundcard and TV Tuner, as well as my keyboard, mouse, and controller all running off the USB. Then the speakers and montor hook in.
I have to post here, then shut off computer, thunder is getting really loud and close. Will finish later.