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Re: [vox] Replacement Power Supply Suggestions



The vast majority of PIII dual mother boards require 300 Watt power supplies to operate correctly (At least in my humble experiance).  I would check the docs for your motherboard to be sure.

-sp


On Thu, 05 July 2001, Geoffrey Herteg wrote:

> 
> Pat,
>     I have a 300W power supply you can try out to see if it resolves your voltage issues.  I personally have 300W or better PSs in all my SMP boxen...
> 
> -- Geoffrey
> 
> begin  Patrick B. Lickiss quotation:
> > Recently my computer started freezing for no reason whatsoever.  This coincided with the addition of a second processor to my dual P3 motherboard.  When I first put the system together, with only one CPU, I would periodically get voltage errors upon boot-up, always, according to the BIOS, with the -5V sensor.  WIth only one processor, the error was about .4V (my BIOS has a range of +/- .3V for each lead).  Since adding the second processor, the voltage reading has been hovering between -5.8 and -5.9V.  This leads me to believe that I have a bad power supply and have had one for quite some time.  (if anyone can think of any other reason for these errors, please let me know)  Assuming that I do, in fact, have a bad power supply, I'm looking into replacing it.  My question is, based on the fact that I have 2 CPU's, each with fans, a DVD drive, most of my expansion slots filled, and a host of case fans, etc.  should I put another 250W supply in or upgrade to a 300 or higher?!
   !
>  Thanks for your time, sorry it took so long to ask such a simple question :)
> > 
> > Patrick



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