I'm having a spot of bother with my machine.
Every once in a while, when I boot it up, it only gets as far as the Windows Desktop screen - then freezes. All I can do is ctrl/alt/del to Shut down or Restart. Restart usually does the trick, then it might not happen for a couple of months. 99.9% of the time, things run o.k, so there can't be a great problem !?!?
Someone suggested that the PSU may be failing.
As I want to update the machine internals in the near future, it would be a good idea to look at the PSU now.
Currently: All my drives are IDE (PATA).
When looking for a PSU, do I need to specify 'connections' (PATA or SATA) etc ?
My future drives will be SATA
Do all psu's come with both connections ?
Do some come with both connections ?
Can I replace my IDE HDD / DVD drives with SATA ones - one at a time - therby running both types for a while ?
When searching these items, I agree that they usually state what connections they have,,,, but in jargon that's not always clear to us none techies.
I rekkon I need to look for something of 500w + to future-proof for my system.
I am disabled & this is a Home machine. It is usually on all day, and whilst I do need to keep it going, I have a limited budget.
Any suggestions on what I ought to be looking for please ?
Thanks for reading.
Edited by gamekeeper, 09 June 2010 - 02:54 AM.