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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:21 PM
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:20 AM
Thanks for the advice Joe. You can come by and pick up the snacks and drinks because I was too sad to enjoy them, BUT the drinks are warm now and might not be worth it lol. Anyway, it's good to know that my PS sucks because now I have some hope for the MB. So what I'll do before buying the new MB is swap out the PS and see if that fixes it. If not then I'll change the MB too. Let me ask you though... if I change the power supply with a borrowed one and it doesn't work and I have to change the MB, Then would I STILL have to buy a new power supply as well anyway?? So I guess my question really is "Could it be dangerous to use the same PS with a new MB?". I know I'm late on replying here, but I hope you or someone is still around. Thanks again!
HHHMMMM, You didn't offer to share the delicious snacks and cold drinks but I'll offer an opinion anywho.
I have 2 different lists of power supplies rated from good to bad.
The NZXT falls in the same cayagory on both lists, & it's not good,
A power supply can appear to work [make the fans spin] & still be bad.
I would replace the power supply & hope the motherboard hasn't been fried.
If you replace the PSU & it still doesn't come on the motherboard is bad also.
I wouldn't hook that [NZXT] power supply to a new motherboard !
Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:38 AM
Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:31 PM
Here I am with another late reply, sorry it's busy over here. Thanks again for your info. Tomorrow I'll examine the MB more closely and see if it's visibly shot. As for the power supply, I'm not sure what I'm gonna have to test with until my friend gets here with it. I'll check to make sure it is at least as strong as my current one though. As for my Video card... I can't think of exactly off hand, but it's a pretty good GEFORCE 8200 or 8900 PCIE I believe and yeah it does require it's own power connector. I wont be doing any unneeded upgrades because money is tight right now, but I have no choice but to replace the stuff that needs to be replaced and those things will probably be upgraded a bit. Thanks so much again. I have kids running circles around my desk and I can't think straight so I'm sorry if any of this didn't make sense! LOL
Visually inspect the motherboard.
Look at the capacitors carefully
If none have domed/bulging tops or are leaking & the motherboard is bad I wouldn't risk another motherboard with the same power supply.
For an example of bad capacitors read this thread,
Now, about using a different power supply to test your computer,
If the power supply is strong enough to run the computer it can be used.
If you have a video card that requires a power connector a weak power supply may not have enough juice to start it BUT it would;t hurt to try it.
[A weak power supply would be a 180 Watt PSU out of a HP or other "brand name" ]
As for a PSU recommendation,
What brand & model is your video card ?
Do tou intend to do any upgrading in the near future ?
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