Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:08 AM
Alright, I had 2 controllers. A blue PS2 shaped controller that wasn't in good condition. That controller was the one I wanted to work, but kept turning off. I could tell because when I was playing, I would use the analogue stick to move around, and the light in the center of the analogue sticks would go off, none of the buttons would work and I would have to wait a few seconds before I could put it back on. (This control pad has now been thrown out)
Then there is the other control pad I had, shaped like a PS1 pad without the analogue sticks. This seems to work fine. I've been playing Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst for the past 5 days without any problems with this control pad.
I've just recently ordered a new control pad, a PS2 shaped controller. (I want one of these to work because I need the analogue stick and D-pad at the same time to navigate 2 sets of menus in game). Anyway, I got it in the post today and plugged it in, started playing just fine, and then eventually the controller went off. I put the analogue sticks on again and kept playing, and it went off again a few minutes later. It's gotten to that point now that if I restart my computer and put it in it'll work fine and slowly but surely just go off.
So power, I went into device manager and located this controller, (I have 7 USB Root Hubs >.>) it was at 500mA. I also found (I think) my keyboard and mouse which are 100mA each. Now, this new controller is 500mA, and so is the PS1 styled controller. So I don't understand, if they're both using 500mA, why the one I want to work doesn't work. Does it display 500mA but use more? or require more and it's not given?
The PS2 styled controller used to work on my system fine months ago, it's just now with all these problems I've been having since my processor started overheating that I've had to start fixing everything. Right now my temps are at 60° 47° 50° 57°, and that's with this browser open and PSO:BB running.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHZ (Arctic Cooler Pro 7 heatsink)
Asus p965 Commando Motherboard
500GB Sata HDD
Ralink Network Card