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#1 keispiegel

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:04 AM

I'm only speculating that it's the Power Supply, hopefully someone either can assure me of that or tell me what exactly it might be.

I'm running an ASUS CG5290
2.66ghz processor
9GB DDR3
1TB HD
Intel i7
GeForce GTX260 video w/ 896mb memory

This is a brand new unit, only about a month old. However, I've started to have a strange problem that I've never encountered in any of my other computers. About a week ago, I noticed that the system didn't wake up from Sleep mode after waking up in the morning. I rebooted the system, but it wouldn't turn on. Instead, the led power light flickered and the system did not respond. In an attempt to fix, i turned the manual on/off switch off in the back, took out the power cord and left it out for a minute. pluged everythign back in and tried it again. Same thing. I could hear a slight "buzz" sound that was very quick as i turned it on, but nothing else. After 3 or so attempts, it would work. However, upon having this happen days later, I couldn't do this trick again.

I took out a new PS cord, and plugged it in, and it worked fine. Figuring that was it, I went about my way. Tonight, my mouse began running quite sluggish, so i went to replace the batteries in it. When I had done so, i noticed my entire system had frozen. Again, the system would not respond from a reboot. I tried switching outlets also, via an extension cord, and it did work, but I don't want to keep it that way.

I have also noticed that my NB temp seems to run relatively higher than any others, at 71 degrees or so. My ASUS AI Probe continues to warn my about it, but i'm in no way pushing the system or overclocking. just web browsing and gaming that isn't very system agressive.

Any ideas on what it could be. I'm pretty tech savy so I can at least understand terms you might use, but I'm kidna clueless on hardware modding or anything in the case. Thanks for your help!

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:11 AM

You didn't say what power supply it is. That would help.
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#3 keispiegel

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:17 AM

Sorry about that, it's I guess what would be a standard supply for the unit. 10A 125V

It's what came with the unit, so I would expect that it's what was meant for it.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:06 PM

NO, NO, NO. Power supplies that come with a store bought computer IMOH are the cheep ones. They are not for the computer world. A bad P.S. will cause the fans to stop or run very slow and cause over heating which will cause all kinds of thing to happen. IMHO replace the power supply. It can't heart and it will give you a better chance to find any other problems you may or may not have. If you try to trouble shoot a problem with a poor power supply it will drive you crazy.




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