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Unosuke

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« on: 02 Feb 2006, 18:35 »

ok, so my computer works just fine in every aspect but this. if i wanna write something to my second hard drive thats kinna big, like a bunch of mp3s or movie files, it'll go for a little bit, then the whole computer just shuts off like somone pulled the plug, then i usually have to wait a couple minutes before i can get the thing to cut back on. any ideas on whats goin on?
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« Reply #1 on: 02 Feb 2006, 19:17 »

Is your power supply big enough to run both harddrives? It sounds like it's overheating and cutting out as a safety measure. That's also explain why you have to wait (for it to cool down) before you can start it again.
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« Reply #2 on: 03 Feb 2006, 03:42 »

Exactly what i think, too.
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« Reply #3 on: 03 Feb 2006, 05:56 »

well thats all well and good, i can put in a new PSU, but how do i tell how powerful my current one is so i can get the next size up?
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« Reply #4 on: 03 Feb 2006, 09:47 »

How much power can your current unit supply?  You'll probably want about 400W if you have a lot of hardware in it.
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« Reply #5 on: 03 Feb 2006, 21:10 »

It should say it's rating somewhere on it. Just open your machine up and havea look around.
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