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Power supply has now let the white smoke out, so my Windows computer is smokeless and thus unable to work. (Everyone knows that computers are powered by white smoke, right?) I seem to have such appaling luck with computer technology, although at least it may explain what the downsides are to increasing the AGP and memory bus voltage to improve stability are.

Gods but I seem to be leeching money this month.
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fractalgeek From: fractalgeek Date: October 11th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I once saw a very expensive A/B reliable system fail, because when the "A" power supply burned out (with LOTS of smoke), the molten stuff dripped into the "B" system and shorted that out too...

Seriously, many gaming AGP cards these days draw a lot of power. The old recommendation was 300 watts, I would go for at least 400 now. Power consumption goes up with the square of the voltage.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: October 12th, 2005 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
This was a 400 watter. To be fair thanks to the new monitor I'm running the NV6200 dual headed. (I like DVI for games, but the monitor switch is analogue only.) I guess it was too much for it.

I've ordered a 480w replacement off eBay. This is about my third PSU to go titsup (not all on this machine). Cheap ones are obviously a false economy.
From: kizzie Date: October 12th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Only if they read BoFH :)
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